Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon ★★★★★

The finest robbery film blueprint there can be. Here’s how to keep an audience in the feeling of rapt suspense, to develop characters internally, to use the scene of the crime as the impetus for any forward movement! Maybe a lesser director would not have the confidence of staying still and staying with their actors for so long. Lumet has the expert confidence of absolute faith. Attica, Attica, etc., etc.

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