You know the problem with Hollywood? They make shit. Unbelievable, unremarkable shit. I'm not some wannabe filmmaker... ...searching for existentialism through a haze of bong smoke. No, it's easy to pick apart bad acting, shortsighted directing... ...and a moronic stringing together of words the studios term as prose. No, I'm talking about the lack of realism. Realism. Not a pervasive element in modern American cinematic vision. Take Dog Day Afternoon, for example. Arguably Pacino's best work. Short of Scarface and Godfather Part I, of course. Masterpiece of directing, easily Lumet's best. The cinematography, the acting, the screenplay, all topnotch. But... ...they didn't push the envelope. What if, in Dog Day Sonny wanted to get away with it? Really wanted that. Now this is the tricky part. What if he started killing hostages right away? No mercy, no quarter. "Meet our demands or the pretty blond gets it in the head." Bam, splat. What, still no bus? Come on. How many innocent victims would it take for the city... ...to reverse its policy on hostages? And this is 1976. There's no CNN. There's no CNBC. There's no Internet. Fast-forward to today. Present time, same situation. How quickly would the media make a frenzy? In hours. It would be the biggest story from Boston to Budapest. Ten hostages die. Twenty, thirty. Relentless. Bam, bim. One after another. All on hi-def, computer-enhanced. You can almost taste the brain matter. All for what? A bus, a plane? A couple million dollars that's federally insured? I don't think so, but... ...just a thought. I mean, it's not... ...within the realm of conventional cinema, but... ...what if? - There's a problem with that movie. - Really? - It wouldn't work. - How come? - Audiences love happy endings. - Pacino escapes with the money. Boyfriend gets a sex change. Live happily ever after. - No? - No. Homophobia. Bad guy can't win. It's a morality tale. One way or the other, he's gotta go down. Well, life is stranger than fiction sometimes. You know, guys, I gotta go. Gotta jet. Thanks for the coffee.