... you can learn from:
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Sonny: Is there any special country you wanna go to?
Sonny: Sal, Wyoming's not a country.
The director Sidney Lumet was born ninety-five years ago today, and coincidentally I just caught this movie of his on TCM this weekend when Ava DuVernay screened it as part of her series there. I even tweeted about it, so I have proof:
I tend to not love Al Pacino but holy hell it’d been a few years and I’d forgotten how moving and genuine and lovely his performance in Dog Day Afternoon is pic.twitter.com/bpyfSc5AMT— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) June 23, 2019
There really are only a couple of Pacino performances that I give a rat's ass about, but this one pretty much towers over even the best. The telephone conversation scene between him and Chris Sarandon is just about as good as it gets, screen-acting-wise -- I can't believe they gave an Oscar to the one-note George Burns over Sarandon. I'll let Chris' face say it all: