The Campaign For DA

8.03.2006

Dog Day Afternoon

What: Yet another movie I've heard about for most of my life that I had never seen. About: Al Pacino robs a bank (well, his character robs a bank) for a reason that had to be shocking in the 1970s. Good?: Yeah, it really was. Finally: I have learned why I've always seen the clip of Pacino shouting "Attica! Attica!" for years. Observation: Watching movies from the 1970s lets you realize how much technology and society has changed over the years. A big part of the movie is listening to the crowd chant every time Pacino's character exits the bank. These days, they would be kept a mile away. Why I love the Internet: A background of the movie is here, a review of the guy upon which the movie was based is here, and actual photos are here.