Leave the Gun, take the Cannoli.


So why would someone decide to review one of the greatest films of all time? Well, I have had a space for a new podcast and decided The Godfather Minute could be that one. I’m sure I have only seen this film once about 30 years ago but after watching it I remembered everything, maybe it’s just that good of a film. The film was directed in 1972 by Francis Ford Coppola and based on a best-selling novel by Mario Puzo. The film set in the 1940s focuses on the Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone, Marlon Brando, and son Michael Al Pacino. The story represents a time in American history when the tradition of the Mafia was about to change dramatically and how the family deal with these situations. This is going to be spoiler free, I am hoping someone reading this has never watched the movie before and I wouldn’t want to ruin that pleasure for them. I am just going to discuss a few of the things about the movie that make it a great film for me.


Francis Ford Coppola

A film I do watch quite frequently is Apocalypse Now. I really do love that film, it looks amazing and really made me believe they were actually at War in Vietnam whilst filming it. To be fair Coppola also made me believe in The Godfather also, the opening scene is something that is a very vivid memory from my past. I always remember it as something I shouldn’t have seen and the way its shot is very clever. I’m just looking at his discography now and there is actually a lot of his films I haven’t watched. To be honest the whole reason for my blog is to learn; hence I will go check out some of his other work. The story of The Godfather is incredibly powerful and I wouldn’t like to count how many life lessons are hidden in there. I do like the director of this film.


Al Pacino

It was Pacino’s role in The Panic in Needle Park that caught Francis Ford Coppola’s attention. Not only did he manage to win the part in The Godfather but he also managed to beat Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, and Warren Beatty. I personally think Al Pacino is great in this film and it’s no wonder his career has been so strong for as long as it has. What a talent; also I think he is coming up starring in 54 movies now. All I can say is “Say hello to my little friend” I know Scarface is huge now but I have loved that film for years.


Marlon Brando

Now I have never met a Don from the Mafia before and I am sure not many of you reading this have either? I am sure his portrayal of Don Vito Corleone is the one everyone goes to when thinking about a Mafia Boss. This is one of the best openings to a film ever and his dialogue throughout the film is mesmerizing.

If you are looking for an old-school mobster film, then you can’t get any better than this. I think everyone who has watched it knows it’s a masterpiece. As you can guess I do like this film but I don’t know as many facts as I would like too. This is all about to change with The Godfather Minute! I have started listening to the show, available on iTunes and it’s really informative and funny. Two brothers hilariously discuss the movie, one minute at a time. It will take a long time to complete the podcast but If you enjoy The Godfather, I would highly recommend it. Anyway, here is a link for you to check out below.


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