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Dog Day Afternoon
The Most Bizarre Bank Siege Ever.
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Sonny and Sal decide to rob a bank. What could go wrong? Attica! Attica! Attica!
It's said "Fact is stranger than fiction." In this case, it's true. Dog Day Afternoon is based on a true story, and what a story it is. To divulge key plot elements would be criminal. You can't make this shit up. I was floored on more than one occasion. I didn't know to laugh or cry. But, I was entertained, and that's what matters.
Here's a flick that's way ahead of its time. Loaded with social issues that are still relevant today, sensational journalism, and a satire of the relations between the police and John Q. Public. I'm sure this one shocked audiences, especially if…
Based on a true story, filmed majorly in a single location & riding on the strength of its two sensational performances, Dog Day Afternoon is a firmly crafted, expertly narrated, briskly paced & accurately portrayed cinema that is much more than a robbery gone wrong story for it also tries to capture various issues prevalent in 1970s America with its anti-establishment tone.
Set in Brooklyn during the early 70s, Dog Day Afternoon tells the story of a first-time crook who along with his friend decides to rob a bank but their plan goes awry from the very start when they arrive at the bank after the daily cash pickup. However, with the arrival of police, the whole scenario inadvertently turns into a…
"I'm a Catholic and I don't wanna hurt anyone!"
I was slightly sad about rewatching Dog Day Afternoon because in doing a bit of reading about it, I discovered that Charles Durning died last Christmas Eve, a fact that I had not been aware of.
I'm not even sure how that news evaded me, and I was quite upset about it as he is unquestionably one of my favourite actors. He was probably never better than when he argues himself hoarse in the street after Al Pacino catches some cops trying to sneak in through the back window of the bank here. It perhaps just about pips him smashing Jack Kehoe's face into a table in…
Billed as "the most bizarre bank siege ever," Dog Day Afternoon is a remarkably strange beast.
Whereas most heist films fall fairly neatly into the action or thriller genres, this one begins as a comedy of errors and slowly changes into something much more dramatic and profound. This is the type of film that I would highly recommend watching without reading anything first, not because there’s a big twist or anything particularly spoilery, but rather because there’s a slow and subtle shift that I think is really worth witnessing on your own terms. It’s easily one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from Pacino (much more nuanced even than some of his more famous roles like in Scarface), and…
Dog Day Afternoon paints a portrait of a sick world. A world where a man is admired for holding a gun to the head of ten innocent women but is mocked for being a faggot.
A world where police can barely restrain a TV-addicted crowd hungry for bloodshed as they stifle their enthusiasm for violent turmoil. A world where an overweight fish-wife cries desperately over the phone to her homosexual husband whose life is about to expire for ratings. A world where a desperate, good man is pitted against another desperate good man amidst a sea of onlookers determined to cheer for blood. A world that celebrates the criminal and punishes the weak minority. A world that wants for nothing…
Dog Day Afternoon is the fourth five star masterpiece I've experienced from the late great Sidney Lumet. It's inspired by a true story documented in a 1972 article about a botched bank robbery in Brooklyn. Al Pacino plays Sonny Wortzik, the amateur criminal purely motivated by the pressure he feels to pay for his boyfriend's sexual reassignment surgery and support his ex-wife and two children. He is originally joined by John Cazale as Sal and another guy named Stevie, but Stevie backs out early on.
Everything that could possibly go wrong, does. The hostages feel comfortable enough with Sonny and Sal that they ask politely for minor comforts and end up forming a makeshift…
ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA!
Starts off as an interesting and funny take on a heist film and evolves into one that is profoundly full of ideas and brimming with character.
You know what.....between this, and The Godfather Part I and II, Al Pacino used to be THAT bitch. This was so heartbreaking and tense, ugh I watched this in class and it was annoying to see people laugh at the subject matter. There were some great and darkly funny moments though, and I just loved how wild this movie was. Al Pacino should've won an Oscar in the 70s and it's crazy that he didn't.
The quintessential Al Pacino film (yes, over The Godfather and Scarface). If you want to get into ol' Al, watch this first. Your face will mirror Sonny Wortzik's face by the end, it's the realest movie ever
Scavenger Hunt 20
Film #29/Task #29: "A film where someone orders pizza or a pizza is delivered"
There are so many ingredients that make this film a big, hot stew of cinematic gold. All-around great performances by the cast, including an underrated turn by the late, great John Cazale, and Al Pacino acting on a completely different plane of existence, alternating between calm and unhinged like a cornered animal. Lumet's direction is also key here - he eschews Hollywood melodrama and cinematic flourishes in favor of a grittier, realistic approach, which pays off very well. The whole film feels hot, sweaty, and claustrophobic, and with no score, no extraneous sets or scenes, and a ton of improvised dialogue, it feels…
Sydney Lumet is seriously one of the best directors Hollywood ever had. But is it just me, or is he like... the tiniest little bit underrated as fuck!? Everyone seems to know his films. Mention Dog Day Afternoon, people are all "What a classic that is!". Mention 12 Angry Men, people know EXACTLY what kind of high quality film you're talking about. But rarely do I see him on anyone's favorite directors lists. Rarely do I see him get the credit other amazing directors receive, like Scorsese or Billy Wilder for example. He's shaping up to be one of my favorite directors anyway.
Anyway, picked this one up in the HMV 5 for £30 deal, and it felt so right.…
this was so fucking good i dont even know how to come up with a witty review
So far ahead of its time. Pacino steals another show.
Believe it or not it's the first time I ever watched this movie.
Stunning performance by Al Pacino. John Cazalie underplays the part magnificently with an underlying menace.
Directed by Sydney Lumet
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…