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Brooklyn Heat
2008-07-18 10:20
by Alex Belth

Very Hot...

2008-07-18 10:35:42
1.   JL25and3
Probably my two favorite New York movies.

My only quibble: rather than the trailer from Dog Day Afternoon, I would have shown this: The all-time best NY-in-blazing-summer sequence.

2008-07-18 10:49:27
2.   RIYank
It's steaming hot here in southern New England, too. I spent the morning painting the house, but it's just too damn hot so I'm back inside listening to sports talk radio. Check this out:

(The Boston Herald reporting what was said by the guest host I'm now listening to.) Upshot: when Manny watched three Rivera strikes a couple of weeks ago, he was 'sending a message' to Red Sox management. Interesting.

2008-07-18 10:54:44
3.   RIYank
Oh, also, check out Bob Timmerman's "Who's at bat?" entries at The Griddle.
2008-07-18 13:46:32
4.   willdthrill
How friggin' awesome was Pacino in the first half of the '70s? The two Godfather flicks, Serpico and A Dog Day Afternoon. I know I'll sound like the Sports Guy, but that peak is as good as Sandy Koufax' peak years or Pedro's peak years. I'm not sure any other actor had that many great movies in one lifetime let alone five short years.
2008-07-18 15:23:19
5.   JL25and3
4 To me, John Cazale has the greatest resume of any actor. Here's his whole career (I'm not counting the 10-minute student short):

The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
The Conversation
Dog Day Afternoon
The Deer Hunter

2008-07-18 15:33:24
6.   Bob Timmermann
Especially if you can pick out Bobby Richardson or Tom Tresh by their profile.
2008-07-18 15:48:56
7.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
I was 15, growing up in Brooklyn when Do The Right Thing came out. It dropped like a grenade, people were in shock coming out the cinema. What ever happened to Skype?

And DDA, one of the great opening sequences ever, that's always how I remember New York.

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