"There's a reason I've had some good pictures and other guys will never have good pictures," Sidney Lumet says matter-of-factly on a recent afternoon in his New York office four cramped white walls, unadorned by awards or other memorabilia, on the top floor of the Ansonia building, where Enrico Caruso and Arturo Toscanini, not to mention Babe Ruth, once lived. Lumet's secret? "I know how to prepare the groundwork for the good accidents to happen," he says, adding with an impish grin. "But whether or not they're going to happen,... More >>>
Happy accidents: Sidney Lumet directs Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before the Devil Know You¬íre Dead.