Lumet has directed 40 films, which have received over 50 Academy Award Nominations. He's the creator and Executive Producer of the new A&E cable series, 100 Centre St. His films include Network, Fail-Safe, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Prince of the City. He details his craft in his book Making Movies.
Fresh Air remembers director Sidney Lumet — who died Saturday at age 86 — with excerpts from a 1988 interview. One of Hollywood's most prolific directors, Lumet created more than 40 films, including Network, Serpico, Fail-Safe, Dog Day Afternoon, The Wiz, The Verdict and Prince of the City.