Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Opening Credits: DOG DAY AFTERNOON

New York in the Seventies was a little different.

9 comments:

Dana King said...

I watched this again over the winter. Great movie.

pattinase (abbott) said...

IT REALLY HOLDS UP. THOSE SEVENTIES MOVIES JUST DO.

Anonymous said...

Attica! Attica!

My sister in law went to Coney Island the other day and said it is not in good shape. The boardwalk smells like moldy wood and there is a long way to go. Yet, in all the Sandy stories Coney is rarely mentioned.

This is sad.


Jeff M.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

I bunked work to see this film in a theatre in mid-1980! I agree it still holds up after all these years. I think there was another Hollywood film with a similar theme that came out many years later wherein the lead actor is gunned down by cops in the end (I'm not sure, though). The Hindi film industry made a successful remake of DOG DAY AFTERNOON.

cheap jerseys said...

good to see this post, this is a great movie. Add it to my list!!

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Terrific movie - incidentally, the fascinating comments by the real John Wojtowicz, originally published in the New York Times, can be read here:

http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC15folder/RealDogDay.html

Kieran Shea said...

I think my Uncle "Doc" actually took my two older brothers and I to see this at a drive-in. I think I was 10 or so. He always took us to the crime flicks. He told my indifferent, clueless parents, "We're gonna go see some cops and robbers."

pattinase (abbott) said...

SInce it is close to art, I don't see any harm unless you were the kind of kid that got scared easily.

Margot Kinberg said...

What a classic film!