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The Godfather (1972)

US 175m, Colour
Director: Francis Ford Coppola; Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Cazale, Diane Keaton

A rich and powerful story, The Godfather is regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time and has become the benchmark for modern gangster films. As the first of three films, its core strength lay in the screenplay based on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name which follows the fortunes of the Corleone family during the 1950s.  Endlessly copied and often parodied, the Godfather, as portrayed by Brando, has become an iconic film character second to none in the crime syndicate genre. Likewise, the unforgettable musical theme by Nino Rota contributes an oddly effective and unexpected ethereal mood to this mesmerizing production (Klaus Ming September 2012).

One comment on “The Godfather (1972)

  1. Radu Ştefan RS

    I don’t even know where to begin with this movie… The cast, the director, the music, the story, the action… all form a picture of excellence! The best thing to happen to cinema, in my opinion!

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This entry was posted on 09/21/2012 by in 1001 List, 1970s, All, Top 100 and tagged .
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