The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★★

Paramount. Coppola Restoration Blu-Ray
Color (Technicolor)

“No Sicilian can ever refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day”

I’m going to start with this and I don’t care what anyone thinks. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is one if not the best film of the 20th Century, only it’s sequel can come close to even being on par. There are a few other contenders, but undoubtedly Coppola’s film is a masterpiece. Aside from its beautiful editing and pacing, an unfortunate aspect of production that doesn’t get discussed enough. The lighting, which is beyond magnificent, and the cast who are unbelievably good, but I always come back to this for the story. I become completely engrossed and love the dynamic of the family itself, the feuds, the anger, the love and passion, but ultimately the deceit and lies they tell each other to conquer. The final shot of Michael christened into “Don Corleone” after his first, but incredibly important betrayal to girlfriend Kate is masterfully done, it triggers so many emotions with fear, respect and heartbreak. Truly outstanding.


Placed 4th on my Top 250 List -

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