Ktismatics

22 June 2008

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead by Lumet, 2007

Filed under: Movies — ktismatics @ 8:26 am

Not too long ago I watched Twelve Angry Men, Lumet’s first film, a courtroom drama shot in black and white starring Henry Fonda. Fifty years later, in his eighties, Lumet made this one.

In the long productive interval between these two endpoints Lumet directed some very successful New York cop movies, including Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon. While living in Nice I attended a Democrats Abroad function where I happened to meet Robert Daley, who wrote the book on which another of Lumet’s NYPD stories, Prince of the City, was based.

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