By A.O. Scott
THE half-dozen great or almost-great New York movies Sidney Lumet directed from the late 1950s to the early ’80s — for the sake of argument, let’s specify “12 Angry Men” (1957), “The Pawnbroker” (1964), “Serpico” (1973), “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975), “Network” (1976) and “Prince of the City” (1981) — are hardly period pieces. But nowadays it is almost impossible not to look at them that way. These movies are such vivid time capsules of urban life and cinematic style that it can seem as if they must have been intended as such.
By A.O. Scott
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK — The only man to admit shooting Malcolm X was freed on parole Tuesday, 45 years after he assassinated the civil rights leader. Thomas Hagan, the last man still serving time in the 1965 killing, was freed from a Manhattan prison where he spent two days a week under a work-release program, state Department of Correctional Services spokeswoman Linda Foglia said.
Has Frankenstein run amuck, with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde being transformed into a ghoul laden dark mystery greeted by Dracula and werewolves in the land of the living dead. Or, has modern medicine, along with every other element of progress in a changing society, from communications, the Internet, transportation, weapons of war, the evolving computer, stem cell research, and all other manner of rudimentary and technological innovations. In the laboratories of white coats, there are experiments and inquiries that will take the controversy out of the field of sports and steroid use, of unauthorized cheating, and the sacrosanct obliteration of revered records that stand as traditional testimony to the validation of a way of life that generations argue, and debate about .
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