Blu-Ray Purchase: Dog Day Afternoon

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  1. Diogenes1

    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    I already knew this is a classic film, but it also has a great "making of" feature and the commentary by Sidney LUmet brings out a lot of info about the actors, Pacino & Cazale, as well as the locations used for the film.

    There's also some background info about the real-life events behind the film.

    It also looks better than ever!

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    I love the opening with grimy NY behind one of Elton's best songs. The sleazy NY of my teens.
     
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    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    That NY is long gone. In its place is a metropolis of Starbucks, Bank of Americas and gauche-hipster' lovin' juice shops.
     
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    There are so many great 70s movies with that grimy NY back drop. French connection, Serpico, Panic in needle park, etc
    Was a teen there in the 70s. Those films really resonate with me these days
     
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    Such a great film...
     
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    Oh, how I miss it.
     
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    It blows.
     
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    Phil McKrakin AKA Howie POTY The Bar VIP

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    Oh...I thought Dio fucked off by now. Still enjoying that Gold thingy? What a faggot. :jj:
     
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    I used to work with the real life Charles Durning character.

    I had no idea, and once asked him if he ever saw Dog Day Afternoon.

    "I didn't have to," he said, and walked away.

    Charles Durning was great casting. :up:
     
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    Have you seen the documentary about John Cazale? Remarkably he only made 5 films, 5 incredible performances.

    It's available on HBO

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  11. DrivenByDemons

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    Old people bitching about the good old days :jj:
     
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    the only actor to have every one of his films nominated for an Oscar too...
     
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    Diogenes1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    another bottom-dwelling witless mouth-breather. . . :coffee:
     
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    Top-20 flick for me.

    "Attica! Attica! Attica!"
     
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    drama films of that era have a grittiness to them that is lost nowadays...
     
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    I loved it when the heroin junkie threw my grandmother to the sidewalk splitting her head open and then taking her purse.

    I love ny in the 70's
     
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    nobody loves the crime, I am referring to the eclectic backdrop of mom & pop delis and old record stores, the unique characters and jazz joints. It must have been really cool to see some famous jazz man cutting down the street, or Dylan roaming the Village.
     
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    When you get older, the last 20 years or so are going to be your "Good old days." I would normally :jj: , but it's too sad; I really pity you assholes who have no idea what real life is supposed to look and be like.

    The next 50 years are going to be the shittiest in recorded history...and most of you won't even have the frame-of-reference to realize it. Have fun.