EFC II #165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen

The one hundred and sixty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s true story crime caper, Dog Day Afternoon.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s really good.

Luke: Yep, this is a new favourite, an excellent film.

EFC II #116 – Network (1976)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#116 – Network (1976)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Beatrice Straight, Ned Beatty

The one hundred and sixteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s incredible look at a TV network exploiting a mentally vulnerable broadcaster, appropriately titled: Network.

Recorded in November 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Actor (Peter Finch), Best Actress (Faye Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), Best Original Screenplay (Paddy Cheyefsky)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a great commentary on society’s relationship with mass media that is still relevant today, with powerhouse performances to really send that message home.