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We’ve forumed about this so I thought I’d make a list. The LATE Lumet infuriated me sometimes (GLORIA) but for the most part, I think he was the best director of his generation (A. Penn; F. Schaffner; J. Frankenheimer; N. Jewison) The Classics: 12 Angry Men The Pawnbroker Fail Safe The Hill Long Days Journey into Night Dog Day Afternoon Serpico Network Prince of the City Running on Empty Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead Most Underrated: Daniel Q&A Bye Bye Braverman The Morning After Night Falls on Manhattan Most Overrated: The Verdict The Worst: Gulity as Sin Gloria Family Business Nearly Impossible to Sit Through: The Deadly Affair The… Read more

We’ve forumed about this so I thought I’d make a list. The LATE Lumet infuriated me sometimes (GLORIA) but for the most part, I think he was the best director of his generation (A. Penn; F. Schaffner; J. Frankenheimer; N. Jewison)

The Classics:
12 Angry Men
The Pawnbroker
Fail Safe
The Hill
Long Days Journey into Night
Dog Day Afternoon
Serpico
Network
Prince of the City
Running on Empty
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Most Underrated:
Daniel
Q&A
Bye Bye Braverman
The Morning After
Night Falls on Manhattan

Most Overrated:
The Verdict

The Worst:
Gulity as Sin
Gloria
Family Business

Nearly Impossible to Sit Through:
The Deadly Affair
The Wiz
Equus
Power

Most Fun:
The Anderson Tapes
Murder on the Orient Express
Bye Bye Braverman
Deathtrap
The Group
Just Tell Me What You Want

Most Sublime:
The Fugitive Kind
Child’s Play
The Offence
That Kind of Woman
Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots
Garbo Talks
Find Me Guilty
The Appointment

The “Whatever Happened To?” File:
A View from the Bridge
Critical Care
Lovin’ Molly
A Stranger Among Us
The Seagull

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