Once upon a screen...

As much as I love Coppola‘s Godfather films and Lumet‘s Serpico (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975), films that star Al Pacino and that helped distinguish him among the best actors of his generation, it is without fail that the first film that comes to mind when Pacino is mentioned is the 1979 satirical courtroom drama …And Justice For All directed by Norman Jewison.  While not a perfect film by any means ...And Justice For All features one of my favorite Pacino performances, an impressive supporting cast and one of the most iconic, memorable and most parodied endings in film.

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Before I get started…and housekeeping for all…

  • I don’t want you to yell about my being “Out of order” so I warn that you should proceed with caution – spoilers lie ahead!
  • This post is my contribution to the Argumentative August Blogathon, which features a compilation of commentaries…

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