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Sydney Lumet Dead at 86

Sidney Lumet, four-time Oscar-nominated director of films such as “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” died Today. He was 86. He died of lymphoma in his New York home.

The quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet shot a large number of his films in his hometown, including “The Pawnbroker,” “Serpico” and many others. He said in a 1968 interview:

Hollywood is a company town. There is no real world there outside of filming. I don’t feel organic life there, and I need that around me when I work.”

Although he had four nominations, he never won the Oscar. In 2005 he was given an honorary Oscar in recognition of his career.

When a Senator has a previous career in comedy, how do his constituents benefit?

Well, one way is to get a city like Duluth, MN, as a prime participant in the Google Fiber for Twin Ports project, which would bring high-speed fiber optics to a broad mass of Franken’s constituents. He may be using comedy, but he’s dead serious about bringing the best, new internet technologies to Minnesota.

Take a look: