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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250030153
  • ISBN: 1250030153
  • Physical Description: x, 401 pages : illustrations ; 2019
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-382) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Yiddish roots -- Family stories -- Mother and son -- A Broadway education -- Brother and sister -- A second home : the group theatre -- What the camera sees -- GI Jew : eating ham for Uncle Sam -- Coming home -- Marriage take one : a season in Bohemia -- Television : worlds within worlds -- Marriage take two : Mr. And Mrs. Mouse -- The making of 12 angry men -- Career moves -- Marriage take three : maybe this time -- Men at work -- Marriage take four : print it -- Acquainted with the night -- Parents and children -- Make it personal -- Life all around -- All in all.
Summary, etc.:
"Sidney Lumet: A Life is the first-ever biography of this seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. His biography takes us from the world of Yiddish theater to Broadway spectacles, then inside the Federal Theater, the Group Theatre, the Actors Studio, and the early 'golden age' of television--all of which precede Lumet's astonishing five-decades-long adventure in movie making. Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Lumet began his directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, and there followed such landmark New York films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network. Most noted for contemporary urban dramas, his remarkably varied output included award-winning adaptations of plays by Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, whose Long Day's Journey into Night featured Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson in their most devastating performances. His renown as an 'actor's director,' attracted an unmatched roster of stars, among them: Henry Fonda, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Philip-Seymour Hoffman, accruing 17 Oscar nods for his actors along the way. His personal life was full of surprises, with four marriages to remarkable women, all of whom opened their living rooms to Sidney's world of artists and performers, from Marilyn Monroe to Leonard Bernstein and Michael Jackson. With the help of exclusive interviews with family, colleagues and friends, author Maura Spiegel provides a vibrant picture of the extraordinary life and work of a director whose influence is felt through generations. This is a book that anyone interested in American film of the twentieth century will not want to miss"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography.

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