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Weekly Classics: Dog Day Afternoon


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This week's film review is a tribute to Sidney Lumet, the Hollywood legend who deceased on April 9 two years ago. Listed in the National Film Registry, Dog Day Afternoon is an understated virtuoso in the dichotomy of modern day issues.

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Arif Shah
Apr 12, 2013 03:42pm
Everyone remembers Al Pacino for The Godfather and Scarface but some of his other movies from 70s like Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon & ...And Justice for All are absolute classics.
TK from USA
Apr 12, 2013 04:22pm
Sonny: So what country do you want to go to? Sal: Wyoming. Sonny: Sal, Wyoming's not a country.
Apr 12, 2013 05:47pm
Definitely one of the best movies I have seen. Possibly Al Pacino's first movie or one his first few but its up there with his Scent of a Woman.
Apr 12, 2013 06:03pm
I watched the movie years ago but it still stays on in the memory. A great movie and a great performance by Al Pacino.
Apr 12, 2013 06:53pm
With Al in a movie it's bound to be a success.
Apr 12, 2013 07:09pm
How does this weekly classic represents the millions in Pakistan who never watched this movie? Or is it is posted for the interest of the few thousnds with sliver spoons in their mouths & speaking snobby English.
Apr 12, 2013 07:18pm
Looks like Sal has never been to Wyomig. Its so different from rest of US, trust me Wyoming is a country :-)
Apr 13, 2013 06:42am
Scent of a women as well for which he earned Oscar as well
Apr 13, 2013 06:43am
i like the pace of the movie a lot Dog day afternoon a great under rated gem.
Apr 13, 2013 07:08am
then go and watch Jack and Jill........
Apr 13, 2013 09:49am
A brilliant movie, and a mesmerizing Al Pacino. If u thought he was spectacular in GF I, II, and Scarface....then just watch him in Dog Day Afternoon. Quite simply one of the greatest performances in movie history.
Apr 13, 2013 10:17am
According to wikipedia: Wyoming (i/wa??o?m??/) is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city of Wyoming with a population of nearly 60,000 people within its city proper.
Apr 13, 2013 11:44am
That was quite a point you made but : Its Sonny who's never been to Wyoming. Sal seemed to know what he was talking about...........or so we presume.
Apr 13, 2013 12:54pm
how do you represent the millions of pakistanis who don't have a silver spoon in their mouth and don't even know what 'snobby' means?
fareed isb
Apr 13, 2013 02:28pm
its just a movie dude. seems like the jhatka was pretty severe lol. a regular english movie with a plot that , well, most can relate to. as for the review appearing in dawn..
Yaseen Rather
Apr 14, 2013 05:34am
Dog day afternoon is a very well knit project, it shows the directionless, desperate bunch looking for a way through, where every thing goes awry. The performance by Al Pacino and the rest of the cast is awesome and tension and directionless energy of the characters creeps into the audience and binds them to their seats. Great direction by sidney Lumet.