Today we say a very happy birthday to Al Pacino, the man who made what I like to call 'shout-acting' (or 'shouting' for short) into an artform. He is 73 today and I've chosen one of his earlier films, Dog Day Afternoon', for the film club today.
The film sees two young, desperate bankrobbers (Pacino and John Cazale) wind up in a hostage situation when their heist goes very poorly. It features a very intense performance from Pacino and a great turn from the late Cazale. It also stars Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penny Allen and Lance Henriksen.