Dog Day Afternoon (1975) is a Sidney Lumet-directed, American crime drama, starring Al Pacino and John Cazale as a pair of bank robbers. Sonny, as played by Pacino, and Sal, as played by Cazale, both tiptoe the line between protagonist and antagonist, depending on how you spin it. Specifically, Sal doesn’t appear to be an evil soul, nor one who wants to hurt anybody. In fact, he’s quite nervous about the situation, as he’s new to the game. Sonny, meanwhile, is a little more upfront in his willingness to go forth with the robbery, which is apparent from his first moments onscreen. With the start of the film picking up right before the two enter the bank, we see that this duo was, in fact, originally a trio. A third robber, Stevie, bows out immediately, because he’s even more anxious than Sal, which is saying something. Like you would expect for a film as simple as this, there are certain things that need to happen to drive the plot forward. Thus, we get a vantage point from both the good guys and the bad guys’ shoes, which is not as interesting, psychologically, as it sounds. Still, though, Dog Day Afternoon is an unusual look into the differing styles of two acting greats. Pacino’s early hints of being overly dramatic are apparent here, but, like most people have come to realize from the entirety of his career, he was never made for following the rules. Cazale, on the other hand, was the complete opposite in the roles he chose, usually relying on a more charismatic lead, like Pacino, to juxtapose his talent as the less enthusiastic, yet more realistic, sideman. This movie personifies these roles perfectly, as the plot seems to be made just for them. Taking place in and around a small Brooklyn bank on one late summer’s day, afternoon slowly succumbs to night. With a swarm of people having gathered on the block and news reporting on the scene, we feel like we’re a part of the peanut gallery, itself. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, though, when two guys, as unsuspecting as this, are involved. It makes for a slightly humorous, but, at the same time, realistic view of one, Dog Day Afternoon.
Rocky (Soundtrack Mix)
by Sami Abouzid
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Music composed, arranged, mixed, mastered, Performed & produced by Sami , Art Direction by Sami , My Soundtracks, Beautiful ambient sound, sounds like heaven. Great stuff, Brilliant work, lovely music, and instrumentals are very beautiful and intricately constructed Amazing soundscapes that have the ability to transport you to a different time and place, a truly impressive body of work. Super Creativity, Wonderfully dreamy cinematic compositions real unique sound, a futuristic sound! Great production and writing! Wonderful stuff. Brilliant. Great sound and mood. Exceptional music here, outstanding musical creativity awesome music! Like drifting in other dimension, exotic, mystical and accessible all in one. Well written compositions here. Nice musicianship, arrangements and melodies. So very relaxing. an atmosphere of imaginary brightness
Genre: New Age: Ambient
Release Date: 2018
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