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Segment 0: Sidney Lumet–Rest In Peace–Videos

“All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.”

~Sidney Lumet


Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific ‘actor’s director’ steered clear of Hollywood

“…Sidney Lumet, a four-time Oscar nominee, was known for guiding strong performances in films such as ’12 Angry Men,’ ‘Network’ and ‘Dog Day Afternoon.’ He directed more than 40 films in his long career, many of them in his hometown of New York. …”

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-sidney-lumet-20110410,0,7115943.story

Favorite Directors Series – Sidney Lumet

 

Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #1

 

Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #2

 

Sidney Lumet Canadian TV Interview 1985 Part #3

 

Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 2 of 6

 

Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 3 of 6

 

Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 4 of 6

 

Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 5 of 6

 

Sidney Lumet – Archive Interview Part 6 of 6

 

Director Sydney Lumet – Stephen Holt Show

 

Sidney Lumet On THE GODFATHER

 

Sidney Lumet On 12 ANGRY MEN

 

Sidney Lumet On What Makes A Great Courtroom Drama

 

Sidney Lumet On THE VERDICT

 

Garbo Talks


 

NYFF 07: Sidney Lumet On The Digital Revolution

 

12 Angry Men – This is how you deal with prejudice.

 

A View from the Bridge (Vu Du Pont ) – 1962

 

The Mad Scene… (Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Act IV)

 

Fail-Safe (1964) Ending

 

The Hill – Trailer – (1965) – HQ

 

THE HILL   1965

 

The Pawnbroker – ‘You People?’

Sean Connery, Movie – The Anderson Tapes (Original Trailer)


 

Serpico Trailer

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – Lauren Bacall – Albert Finney

Equus 1977

“You Can’t Win” The Wiz

Prince of the City THE FINAL ARGUMENT

The Verdict – Trailer – (1982) HQ

Memorable movie moments-Dog day afternoon

The Verdict – Paul Newman 1982

Daniel (Part 1)

 

Network – Mad as hell

 

Running On Empty- River Phoenix-Movie ( Clip 1)

 

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

 

Daniel (Part 13)

 

“Anything you can do with film, I can do with HD.”

~Sidney Lumet

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Biography for
Sidney Lumet

“…Lumet won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for his terrific direction in Prince of the City (1981), one of his best and most typical films. It’s about police corruption, but hardly a remake of Serpico (1973). Starring a powerful Treat Williams, it’s an extraordinarily multi-layered film. In his highly informative book “Making Movies” (1995), Lumet describes the film in the following way: “When we try to control everything, everything winds up controlling us. Nothing is what it seems.” It’s also a movie about values, friendship and drug addiction and, like “Serpico”, is based on a true story. It was adapted by Lumet himself and Jay Presson Allen from Robert Daley’s book. Their screenplay earned an Academy Award nomination, and the picture, Lumet and Williams earned Golden Globe nominations. …”

“…The terrific cop thriller Serpico (1973), the first of his films about police corruption in New York City, featured a fascinating Al Pacino and was the beginning of the most successful phase of Lumet’s career. It was also one of his biggest critical and financial successes. Pacino won the Golden Globe, and the picture earned two Oscar nominations. After the less acclaimed Lovin’ Molly (1974), Lumet’s British adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974) was another success, a very good, exquisitely photographed murder mystery with an all-star cast (including Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Connery and Ingrid Bergman). It earned six Oscar nominations, and Bergman won her third Academy Award. Then Lumet directed the hit Dog Day Afternoon (1975), a complex masterpiece about a bungled bank robbery in New York City. Pauline Kael called it “one of the best “New York” movies ever made.” It starred a wonderful Al Pacino and earned six Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture, Director and Actor) and won the Academy Award for Frank Pierson’s Original Screenplay. Lumet’s following film is one of his most famous: the media satire Network (1976). It earned ten Academy Award nominations (including Picture and Director) and won in four categories (Best Actor for Peter Finch, Best Actress for Faye Dunaway, Best Original Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, Best Supporting Actress for Beatrice Straight). Lumet won the Golden Globe for his direction (he won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for his direction in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and Network (1976). Both pictures won LAFCA awards for Best Picture, too). Lumet’s Equus (1977), an overly naturalistic adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s stage play, earned Oscar nominations for Richard Burton and Peter Firth and for Shaffer’s screenplay. …”

“…Three of his films are listed on the American Film Institute’s 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are: Serpico (1973) at #84, The Verdict (1982) at #75, and 12 Angry Men (1957) at #42. …”

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001486/bio

Sidney Lumet

“…Sidney Lumet (play /luːˈmɛt/ loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated as best director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). Although he never won an Oscar, 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for 10, winning 4.

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific directors of the modern era, making more than one movie per year on average since his directorial debut in 1957.[1] He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his “strong direction of actors”, “vigorous storytelling” and the “social realism” in his best work.[2] Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been “one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors.”[3] Lumet was also known as an “actor’s director,” having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than “any other director.”[4]

Lumet began his career as an Off-Broadway director, then became a highly efficient TV director. His first movie was typical of his best work: a well-acted, tightly written, deeply considered “problem picture,” 12 Angry Men (1957). From that point on Lumet divided his energies among other idealistic problem pictures along with literate adaptations of plays and novels, big stylish pictures, and New York-based black comedies. As a result of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also responsible for leading the first wave of directors who made a successful transition from TV to movies. In 2005, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his “brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture.” Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007). …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Lumet

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Daniel–Videos

Prince of the City–Videos

Segment 1: Tea Party Movement Demands Passage of Balanced Budget Amendment and The FairTax As The Price For Raising The National Statutory Debt Limit of $ 14,294,000,000 One Last Time By $1,000,000,000,000!–Videos

 

TSA still groping kids…and drug testing them

 

Young Boy Strip Searched by TSA (New link to TSA lies interview)

 

Jack Cafferty On Balance Budget, National Sales Tax, American People and Leadership

 

CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

“…Voters are fed up with our lawmakers’ inability to take action when it comes to reducing the $1.5 trillion federal deficit. And as The Wall Street Journal reports, it’s the voters who appear more willing to take drastic steps to do something about the nation’s mounting red ink.

The newspaper talked to voters in Virginia, a swing state, who say they’re willing to make the tough cuts – from a national sales tax, to budget cuts, to higher medicare co-pays and deductibles.

The voters get it even if the federal government doesn’t. And Washington really doesn’t get it. Our leaders worry about being attacked in an election year if they suggest spending cuts or tax increases.

The American people just want their leaders to lead on this issue. Is that too much to ask? That’s why they were elected. ..”

Recent additions to U.S. public debt[19][20]
Fiscal year (begins
10/01 of prev. year)
Annual
deficit
% of GDP Total debt % of GDP
1994 $281.0 billion 4.0% $4.70 trillion 67.3%
1995 $281.5 billion 3.8% $4.95 trillion 67.8%
1996 $251.0 billion 3.2% $5.20 trillion 67.7%
1997 $188.5 billion 2.3% $5.40 trillion 65.9%
1998 $113.0 billion 1.3% $5.55 trillion 63.8%
1999 $130.0 billion 1.4% $5.65 trillion 61.4%
2000 $18.0 billion 0.2% $5.65 trillion 57.8%
2001 $133.5 billion 1.3% $5.80 trillion 56.8%
2002 $421.0 billion 4.0% $6.25 trillion 59.1%
2003 $555.0 billion 5.1% $6.80 trillion 61.8%
2004 $596.0 billion 5.1% $7.40 trillion 63.1%
2005 $553.5 billion 4.4% $7.95 trillion 63.7%
2006 $536.5 billion 4.1% $8.50 trillion 64.3%
2007 $500.5 billion 3.6% $9.00 trillion 64.8%
2008 $1,017 billion 7.1% $10.0 trillion 69.6%
2009 $1,885 billion 13.4% $11.9 trillion 84.5%
2010 $1,652 billion 11.4% $13.6 trillion 93.5%
2011 (1st Q) $463.5 billion $14.0 trillion ~96.5%

http://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Balanced_Budget_Amendment

 

 

 

 

Sen Paul and DeMint at CR Rally

 

Mike Pence at Continuing Revolution Rally

 

 

 

3/09/11: Sen. Rand Paul on balancing the budget

 

 

Advice to Tea Partiers

 

Debt Ceiling Balanced Budget

 

New Tea Party Senator will push for balance budget amendment

 

Today’s Fight is Not the Main Event

Details on the Balanced Budget Amendment

 Requires the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress each February.
 Requires Congress to appropriate a balanced budget annually.
 Caps annual spending at 20% of the economy.
 Requires any tax increase be subject to 2/3 House and Senate approval.
 All above limitations can be waived by 2/3 majority or by simple majority in times of War or if Congress deems a military conflict to be an imminent risk to national security.
 There have been at least 15 attempts to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.
 In 1997, passage of the amendment failed by 1 vote

 

Rand Paul and Mike Lee on “Glenn Beck” with Judge Napolitano 03/07/11

 

Fox News Reports on Hatch-Cornyn Balanced Budget Amendment 1-26-11

 

Hatch Introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

 

Inhofe: We Need a Balanced Budget Amendment Now More Than Ever

 

Inhofe Blasts Obama Budget and Federal Spending

 

 MONTHLY STATEMENT OF THE PUBLIC DEBT
OF THE UNITED STATES
MARCH 31, 2011

TABLE I -- SUMMARY OF TREASURY SECURITIES OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 2011
(Millions of dollars)
                                              Amount Outstanding
Title                                         Debt Held             Intragovernmental         Totals
                                              By the Public         Holdings
Marketable:
  Bills.......................................        1,694,692                     3,809                1,698,501
  Notes.......................................        5,843,938                     3,933                5,847,871
  Bonds.......................................          931,474                     3,815                  935,289
  Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.....          640,714                       125                  640,840
  Federal Financing Bank  1  .................                0                    10,239                   10,239
Total Marketable  a...........................        9,110,819                    21,921 2              9,132,740
Nonmarketable:
  Domestic Series.............................           29,995                         0                   29,995
  Foreign Series..............................            3,786                         0                    3,786
  State and Local Government Series...........          181,922                         0                  181,922
  United States Savings Securities............          186,864                         0                  186,864
  Government Account Series...................          136,956                 4,596,057                4,733,014
  Hope Bonds 19...............................                0                       493                      493
  Other.......................................            1,301                         0                    1,301
Total Nonmarketable  b........................          540,824                 4,596,550                5,137,374
Total Public Debt Outstanding ................        9,651,643                 4,618,471               14,270,115
TABLE II -- STATUTORY DEBT LIMIT, MARCH 31, 2011
(Millions of dollars)
                                              Amount Outstanding
Title                                         Debt Held             Intragovernmental         Totals
                                                 By the Public 17, 2Holdings
Debt Subject to Limit: 17, 20
  Public Debt Outstanding.....................        9,651,643                 4,618,471               14,270,115
  Less Amounts Not Subject to Limit:
    Other Debt Not Subject to Limit...........              488                         0                      488
    Unamortized Discount  3...................           20,388                    20,657                   41,046
    Federal Financing Bank  1     ............                0                    10,239                   10,239
    Hope Bonds 19.............................                0                       493                      493
  Total Public Debt Subject to Limit..........        9,630,767                 4,587,082               14,217,849
  Other Debt Subject to Limit:
    Guaranteed Debt of Government Agencies  4                13                         0                       13
  Total Public Debt Subject to Limit .........        9,630,780                 4,587,082               14,217,862
  Statutory Debt Limit  5.....................................................................          14,294,000
  Balance of Statutory Debt Limit.............................................................              76,138
COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY
THE BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT
www.TreasuryDirect.gov

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/mspd/2011/opds032011.prn

 

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