RazorRex’s review published on Letterboxd:
Happy 50th anniversary to The Godfather!
What can I say? The Godfather is one of the most groundbreaking and influential movies of all time. It has been reference and parodied endlessly to the point someone who hasn’t seen it will recognize that it’s from The Godfather.
The film is very well shot and has a great sense of scale. The aesthetic defiantly captures the 40s and 50s with each set piece feeling authentic. Not to mention Nino Rota’s soundtrack elevates the scenes.
But what is easily the best thing about this movie is the performances- most notably Al Pacino as Michael Corleone going from someone reluctant to join the mob to embracing the family business. And of course Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone. His performance is just iconic coming off as a ruthless leader, yet also a caring family man.
The Godfather is a film that forever changed cinema.
~In Memory of Nino Rota (December 3, 1911-April 10, 1979) & Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924-uly 1, 2004)~