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Play It Again – Dog Day Afternoon

By Jess Lomas April 9, 2013 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line (hey, whatever; […]

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R.I.P. Frank Pierson

Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Dog Day Afternoon and a consultant on Mad Men, has died of natural causes following a short illness. He was 87 years old. Pierson originally wrote for the TV series Naked City and Route 66 before penning the classic films Cat Ballou and Cool Hand Luke, for which he […]

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R.I.P. Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet, the acclaimed director of such definitive American works as 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon and Network, has passed away in his New York home of lymphoma. He was 86 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1924, Lumet was quickly thrust into the world of performance by his theatre veteran parents. Having made his […]

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