The first-ever biography of the seminal American director whose exceptional lifestyles lines a line thru American leisure history

Acclaimed as without equal New York movie director, Sidney Lumet started his superb 5-a long time-Lengthy directing profession with the now vintage 12 Offended Men, adopted by way of such landmark motion pictures as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network. His remarkably numerous output incorporated award-successful variations of performs by way of Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Eugene O’Neill, whose Lengthy Day’s Adventure into Night featured Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson of their such a lot devastating performances.

Renowned as an “actor’s director,” Lumet attracted an unequalled roster of stars, amongst them: Henry Fonda, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke, and Philip-Seymour Hoffman, accruing eighteen Oscar nods for his actors alongside the best way.

With the assistance of unique interviews with circle of relatives, colleagues, and pals, creator Maura Spiegel supplies a colourful portrait of the lifestyles and paintings of this peculiar director whose affect is felt thru generations, and takes us throughout the Federal Theater, the Workforce Theatre, the Actors Studio, and the early “golden age” of tv.

From his sudden private lifestyles, with 4 marriages to exceptional ladies―all of whom opened their residing rooms to Lumet’s global of artists and performers like Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson―to the arena of Yiddish theater and Broadway spectacles, Sidney Lumet: A Life is a e-book that anybody keen on American movie of the 20th century won’t need to omit.