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Woody Allen on Sidney Lumet: 'Knowing Sidney, he will have more energy dead than most live people.'

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Woody Allen released a statement to EW regarding director Sidney Lumet, who passed away Saturday at age 86. Both Allen and Lumet were well-regarded within the industry for their dedication to filmmaking in New York. Said Allen in a statement: “He was definitely the quintessential NY film maker, although ironically his finest film, The Hill, was shot elsewhere. I’m constantly amazed how many films of his prodigious output were wonderful and how many actors and actresses did their best work under his direction. PS. Knowing Sidney, he will have  more energy dead than most live people.”

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