Blu-ray Boutique: Episode 21—Early Al Pacino

Hosts Rosalie Lewis and Tim Rosenberger look back at two of Al Pacino’s earliest films:

First we take a look at The Panic in Needle Park (1971), which was Al Pacino’s second film and also the first to feature him in a leading role. Then we discuss Scarecrow (1973), a little-talked-about drama starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman. Both films highlight Pacino’s already evident early talent while also showing a lighter, more comedic side of the great actor with which many viewers may be unfamiliar.

Written by Tim Rosenberger

Tim Rosenberger is a Midwest journalist with a passion for film, a Star Trek phaser in the bathroom, and a last name that’s always spelled wrong. He’s a lover of all film genres and time periods but does lean towards pre-1960s movies, with a particular love for the ‘30s and ‘40s. A film blogger, video reviewer and podcaster in his spare time, he lives with his wife, a cat who hates him, and his adorable and way cuter than your child daughter.

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