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Good pairing--two excellent crime dramas built on two of the great performances in the history of cinema. I have to go with Waterfront. Dog Day's ending is abrupt and cold, which is effective, but unsatisfying. Waterfront on the other hand has one of the greatest endings. Also, the tragedy of a brother betraying his brother is significantly more profound than cops shooting an armed man, even if we like the guy.
Two great films, and I agree with the Doc. On the Waterfront isn't only a contender, it's the champ.
Don't get me wrong; I love Dog Day. But 'On the Waterfront' was one of the most emotionally gripping movies I've seen in my life.
Waterfront it is. And quite frankly, I didn't really have to think about it....
On the Waterfront is a great movie. And I mean that. I really mean that. But I can't believe it's 0-4 for Dog Day on this one. Yes, Waterfront is gripping. But Dog Day Afternoon is GRIPPING. Pacino at the top of his game, John Cazale, Lumet...you really can't ask for a better movie.
I would go with on the waterfront by a nose hair. Both are great performances. Al Pacino gives his best performance in his career apart from the godfather charecter. He carries the carries the movies on his shoulders. But direction by Lumet. When it comes to Brando in Waterfront, his emotions were controlled throughout the movie. He never cries in the movies but you always feel sorry for him. When it comes to Pacino role he had to go all out, with full energy. Based on difficulty level i would give to Brando. But that's my opinion.
On the waterfront, but it could change anyday