The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★★

*insert your favorite line from The Godfather because I can’t choose my favorite since there are way too many*

The Godfather is a staple in American cinema. It’s an iconic classic. I remember watching this in 2015 and loving it from the get go. While Chaplin’s The Kid opened the door for me to explore the art of Cinema, this film kicked me over the threshold. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this film and the effect it had on me then for the first time was felt again tonight. It’s nice to revisit the films that shaped our tastes in movies as it allows us to re evaluate our Cinematic journeys. This film is cinematic perfection. Every aspect of this film can be enjoyed and studied at the same time. That’s the beauty of this film and one reason it’s so beloved. This film also sparked my love for the gangster genre. I remember in early 2016 when I was visiting Las Vegas, my dad took me to the Mob museum and I came well prepared having seen The Godfather Part II, Scarface, The Departed and Casino. Good times.

This film deserves its reputation as one of, if not the greatest American film ever made. It’s hard to think of a film in the last 50 years that comes close in terms of influence and success

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