Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Sonny: Is there any special country you wanna go to?
Sal: Wyoming.
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:
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:

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