The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★★

What can you say about the Godfather that hasn't already been said? I love it. It's an absolute favorite, a true cinematic masterpiece that changed the game as a whole. The narrative is smooth and brutal and clean, and it is still incredibly modern, with the beautifully sinister Gordon Willis cinematography, which captures the action is all its golden darkness. Al Pacino is in top form, as is James Caan, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, and John Cazale; the entire cast and crew are all working on the same level, and its a rarity to see that on a film.

I can put this on anytime and be completely riveted. A desert island disc for sure. Watched via The Godfather Collection Blu-ray, The Coppola Restoration, personal collection.

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