Isn't "The Godfather" the best trilogy ever made?
7 Jan 07
The Godfather stands as a fascinating classic that isn't dated or tired. Restored and re-released for the big screen, the film follows the powerful Corleone family as they struggle through changing times and bloody rivalries. Throughout, Coppola expertly contrasts joyful occasions, such as a wedding or christening, with harsh violence, illuminating the hypocrisy of an underworld controlled by power, money and loyalty. Don't miss the chance to see Brando and Pacino's remarkable performances (among others) and Gordon Willis' lush photography. As scary as it is intelligent, as funny as it is touching, The Godfather is a prime example of the way cinema should be: excellent telling of complete stories. It is the film to top all films, one of the finest motion pictures not only of our time but of any time. As trite as all of these labels may sound, they are true. The Godfather has already stood the test of a quarter century, which equates to a quarter of the history of film. It will stand the test of time as time continues to plod on. As long as they teach cinema, they will teach The Godfather. You might also like: The Godfather Part 2 & 3, Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino, Donnie Brasco & Taxi Driver.