American filmdirector of classix, mainly of the hard-boiled, people-driven variety. Most of my faves have "New York" written all over them: Dog Day Afternoon, with Al Pacino trying to fix his life via a bank robbery; Bye Bye Braverman: four menschen and a funeral; The Pawnbroker, remembrance of atrocities past; Daniel, from E.L. Doctorow's Rosenberg-case novel. Also did The Wiz - no Oscar for that one, IIRC. We'll remember Network instead.

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