Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Remembering Charles Durning in Dog Day Afternoon, a film about New York City in the summer

Durning in the street bargaining for hostages with Al Pacino in the 1975 film, "Dog Day Afternoon." Durning played "Detective Sergeant Eugene Moretti"

2 photos above, "Best shot Dog Day Afternoon," okinawaassault

"On three occasions, Lumet allowed Pacino and Charles Durning to improvise on camera, resulting in Pacino roaring “Attica, Attica!” to the crowd."...Pacino below leading into his "Attica" rant, "10 films that reek of summer"

Left, Durning eating sandwich on street while negotiating for hostages held in bank by Pacino character. tnttorrent.info

"Opening September 1975 in the U.S., Dog Day Afternoon was embraced by critics. Writing in the New Yorker, Pauline Kael called it “One of the best ‘New York’ movies ever made.”"...

Below clip of Pacino and Durning "Attica" ad lib:

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