The God Father

March 22, 2008 9:55am CST
Of course, the movie is spectacular. However, I couldn't find the excitement when I was reading the Novel - The God Father by Mario Puzo.
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9 responses
• India
23 Mar 08
well i havent read the novel but i quite liked the movie. and i wonder whether the book really contains those dialogues.any movie i have seen ,if its based on a novel, lacks something and has something added to increase the flavour.sometimes it tends to change the story. but as it is always you never know as long as you dont read the book yourself.
• India
23 Mar 08
My dear Friend,Some people like to read the Novels but they seldom see the movies. As far as the novel "The God Father" written by Mario Puzo, is concerned, I like to read the novel. But it doesn't mean that I have not read the Book. I have read the book as well as saw the movie. But, alas, I don't know why I like reading rather than watching the movie. Have ever heard of the Novel "The Fools Die" written by the same author. Or this is the first time you are hearing about such a novel, buy it and read it.
@allen0187 (34347)
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
i like both the movie and the novel. of course, there are certain differences in both the movies and the novel but i can live with those differences. no preference really. i just think that reading the novel before watching the movies gives you a different perspective and a deeper understanding about the characters and the situation they are in. just my thoughts. cheers!!!
@jags420 (189)
• India
10 Nov 08
no, i think the movie is a class act. simply stunning. the background score really builds the scene. it is filled with grandeur and the silent gray environment adds to the eeriness... bye and happy my lotting..
• United States
4 Nov 08
the book just sucks. The movie is just way too good to be compared to that.
• United States
8 Jul 08
the great acting and music could very well have played a role in your liking the movie over the book.:)
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
2 May 08
The Godftaher is one of the greatest movies of all time. I also read the nove; first but couldn't wait for novel to end and pivcked up the cd of GODFATHER and watched all three movies. I got to admit movies was better than the novel. The acting of all actors were simple superb. What can I say words can't describe that.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
24 Mar 08
Hello there, the novel version of The God Father is a great read for me. And I think that you might not find the enjoyment perhaps due to the fact that you are more to the watching kind rather than reading kind. Correct me if I'm wrong though. Based from my experience when I read the novel, I could summon up the plots roughly in my mind and especially when it came to the crime part; I think that there are certainly lots of things that I conjured up images and plots in my mind and that made me truly enjoying reading the book. As for the movie version, it is great and amazing in its own right, but you can never beat a paperback edition, honestly in my opinion. But I think it depends on the individual. Have a good day ;)
@gemini_rose (16193)
23 Mar 08
I agree that the movies are really good, but I have always been a reader, so I tend to go for the book first before I see the film.
@ersmommy1 (12598)
• United States
22 Mar 08
Did you see the movie 1st? If you did that may be the reason. I mean if you read the book then the movie, you have your imagination do things first. If you see the movie, you basically know a good deal about the story. There is no anticipation. No excitement for what happens next.