A black day in the history of cinema. In the morning I learned about the death of the Romanian film critic Alex Leo Serban, now the news come about the passing away of Sidney Lumet.

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Let us remember some of his most famous films:

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12 Angry Men was the ultimate court drama, and a homage to the power of justice and will of the individual facing the system.

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Long Day’s Journey into Night adapted from Eugene O’Neill’s play earned Katharine Hepburn an Oscar nomination.

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Serpico is one of the best cop stories filmed in New York, and one of Al Pacino’s greatest roles.

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Murder on the Orient Express is one of the best Hercule Poirot movies I have seen.

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Network amazes until today as the sharpest and most accurate satire of the TV industry.

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He was still at full creative power when he made his last film Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.

His last one? Hard to believe.

As a friend wrote at the news of the two important film personalities – they are gone, but the world is richer because they were here.

Be their memory blessed!