Director of 12 Angry Men, Fail-Safe, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and other big movies.
12 Angry Men (1957) -- Tense courtroom (well, jury room) piece that still holds up.
Fail-Safe (1964) -- The serious parallel of Dr. Strangelove, a very affecting movie. It begins by setting up good characters (including a non-comic and evil performance by Walter Matthau, and a sweet one by Larry Hagman), becomes a great thriller, and then gets downright depressing. You might need a quiet moment after this one is over.
Network (1976) -- One of the funniest and smartest films ever, probably the best satire since Dr. Strangelove.
Deathtrap (1982) -- Michael Cain and Christopher Reeve are pretty great. A good movie as far as plot-twisty murder stuff goes.
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