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Dog Day Afternoon: LGBT Characters in 1970s Film

Dog Day Afternoon was released in 1975; the real life events of the film took place in 1972. It is primarily a film about the death of the 1960s movement, with themes that touch upon the political anti-establishment, or disenfranchised Vietnam veterans. 1,376 more words

Reviews & Analysis

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‘Attica! Attica!’ cries Sonny Wortzik at the massed ranks of cops pointing their guns toward him, making reference to the excessive force the police used in response to the Attica Prison riot in the early 1970s. 1,926 more words

Film

Dog Day Afternoon

Al Pacino and John Cazale star as Sonny Wortzic and Sal Naturale in the 1975 heist drama Dog Day Afternoon. The screenplay by Frank Pierson was based”The Boys in the Bank” by P. 256 more words

Academy Award Winner

'A Most Violent Year'

You know, we’ve been in ‘anti-hero’ mode for so long, it was really nice to see an old-fashioned New York pic like ‘A Most Violent Year’ show up. 172 more words

Inspirations

The Dog

The Dog is the real life roller coaster ride that inspired Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon. John Wojtowicz is just your average guy; he doesn’t smoke, drink, or do drugs. 631 more words

10 LGBT Movies

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Dallas Buyers Club – 2013

This drama follows the story of Texas electrician and hustler, Ron Woodroof, as he learns that he is now HIV positive. 852 more words

LGBT

'Attica, Attica, You Put Them Guns Down!' Ipsita Barik

On a day when we woke up to the seemingly incomprehensible barbarism of a woman being beheaded in Saudi Arabia, we may do well, apropos… 2,078 more words

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