Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday Flicks: The Godfather

After I saw The Godfather (1972), I read Mario Puzo's novel three times in succession, analyzing every detail. I was mesmerized by the narrative. I didn't know much about the history of the Mafia and Puzo's story blew me away. (No pun intended). The film was a beautiful adaptation of the novel. A perfect movie, from score to screenplay to the stunning cinematography.


Craig Edwards said...

It really is kinda the perfect movie, isn't it? It hits on every cinematic cylinder there is. I haven't watched it in a long time - is it showing its age at all? And have you ever seen the lengthy takeoff SCTV did back in the 80's?

Luana Krause said...

Craig: No, I've never seen the SCTV performance. Gotta check it out. The Godfather is definitely a cultural icon. I imagine Puzo never thought that would happen when he wrote the novel. Of course, Coppola was the one that made it happen...which he couldn't have done without the story...kudos to both artists.