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Movie Quote of the Day – Serpico, 1973 (dir. Sidney Lumet)


Frank Serpico: You’re pretty fuckin’ weird for a cop.
Bob Blair: Me? You! What about you, buddy? You! You’re the weird guy.
Frank Serpico: Me?
Bob Blair: You’re a fuckin’ hippie. [beat] It’s beautiful, though. The two of us.

RIP Sidney Lumet, Master of Cinema


I am the first to admit I have not seen as many Lumet films as I would like; I’ve only seen six of his films. But I loved all six of those films. I also recently finished reading his book Making Movies and realized there were so many of his films that I need to see. I would recommend that book to anyone who just likes watching movies and especially to anyone who is thinking of going into filmmaking. He was a passionate filmmaker and if you couldn’t tell that from his films, that book removes any doubt. So I’m going to talk about those films that I have seen, as well as a few I have but that were nominated for Academy Awards. Lumet himself was nominated for Best Director four times and Best Original Screenplay once. Sadly, he never won a competitive Academy Award, although he received an Honorary Oscar in 2005.

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