DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Sidney Lumet)
He was known as an “actor’s director” and he worked with all of them, including Brando. Cutting his teeth on the early days of live television, Sidney Lumet (like John Frankenheimer) could shoot fast and loose. That was just fine for actors who liked to improvise, experiment and play off of each other. Here he’s got a high-octane Al Pacino and a fabulous supporting cast.
JAWS (Steven Spielberg)
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Milos Forman)
THE PASSENGER (Michelangelo Antonioni)
SHAMPOO (Hal Ashby)
BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick)
THE STORY OF ADELE H (Francois Truffaut)