AirWillie6475
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The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 10:54 am

What do you think about the movie. I thought it was nice but some say that it was a racist movie. I failed to notice that though. Any comments?
 
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 10:57 am

Great, now we all have to listen to KROC drone on about this movie..
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 10:58 am

Best movies of all time as far as I'm concerned. A true masterpiece in every sense of the word.

Pacino, DeNiro, Brando, you just cant beat those three.
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:07 am

One of the greatest movies ever made! No wonder it's on IMDb's top movies of all time.

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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:10 am

I thought Godfather II was the best. Far more epic, spanning several generations.
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:19 am

I liked the first and third part. Part 2 was broad and confusing although DeNiro, my favorite actor, was very good in the second part.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:39 am

First time I've ever seen anyone like the 3rd one. IMO no. 3 ruined it.

I and II are among the best movies ever made.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:45 am

What should they had done with the 3rd one?
 
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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 11:56 am

I loved the first one..as someone said earlier, II was confusing..I loved Deniro
in it..but I had trouble keeping track of what the heck was going on with Pacino
going here and there and all the other people in it.

I was quite disappointed in III.


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RE: The Godfather

Tue May 03, 2005 12:23 pm

Superb movie. Part II was almost as good as the original, not quite, but almost. Part III is much-maligned, and doesn't compare to the first two, but is really not as bad as often thought.
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:02 am

AA61HVY - Maybe we could drone on about getting tanked off Rainbow warriors, pink squirrels, fuzzy navals and 6 packs of Natty Light. Then you might have something constructive to say for the first time ever...

Having got that out of the way, let me say than I am another one who likes "Godfather III". Its a very hard movie to follow, and quite different from the first two, but I think that helps set it apart. Part II is also good and I only say the 1st one is better is because the initial was such a classic, its hard to rate a sequal ahead of it. The original "Godfather" was a tremendous movie, and I too do not find it racist. Italian-American groups don't like it because of the "negative" night is portrays Italians in (the whole Mafia concept). Also, and I find this legitiment, people say that the movie romanticises The life of the Mafia. I can see that complaint, but lighten up. The Mafia will exist with or without the "Godfather" movies. Mario Puzo's intention mainly was to show the family of the Don of a powerful Mafia Family. He did that very well, even more so in Part II. The trilogy as a whole is fantastic. If you haven't seen them, its must see T.V.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:07 am

THE BEST movie of all times. Acting is superb, music is brilliant.
my favourite is the first one, closely followed by the second one. The third one i wasn't mad on, but still a good movie.

Shame they don't make the gangster stuff anymore, these films are just superb. Anyone likes "Goodfellas"?
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:07 am

It was on in the UK on sunday night I think. Didnt see it, was too busy in pub drinking  Wink
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:21 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
Didnt see it, was too busy in pub drinking

Didn't have time to ram-raid Dixons to get this weeks telly, then ?  Smile
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:32 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):
Didn't have time to ram-raid Dixons to get this weeks telly, then ? Smile

For that remark you earn this weeks Fatwah you  grumpy  old  git.
You are making Falcon84 look young  Wow!
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 12:41 am

Superb film, clearly a classic.
But for me, as mob films go, I'd prefer Goodfellas.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 1:14 am

Fantastic movie! Without a doubt one of the best, if not the best movie ever made. I can watch it over and over and still enjoy it and find new things that I didn't catch before.

Anyone likes "Goodfellas"?
Absolutely! That's my second favorite movie after Godfather  Wink
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 1:19 am

"Goodfellas" is a great film as well. Nowhere near as good as "The Godfather" though.

And GKirk - Your old man bit is getting as played out as the sheep jokes you get. Sorry to ruin your fun, but it needed to be said.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 1:50 am

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 7):
What should they had done with the 3rd one?

Not made it. It sucked.. Especially Sophia Coppola, I'm sorry but she was a better actress in the first one when she was the playing the baby being baptised.
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 2:41 am

UALPHLCS thank god there is another person that hated Sophia Coppolas acting, it was as if they picked someone off the street with no acting experience. CASINO was another good gangster movie.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 2:57 am

"Casino" was okay. A bit long but solid. Based on true events as well.

I never understood why everyone hated Sophia Coppala in III. Granted she isn't a top notch actress, but I do not think she was as bad as most people say she was.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 3:24 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 20):
Granted she isn't a top notch actress, but I do not think she was as bad as most people say she was.

Agreed, especially since she was "subbed" into the role when Winona Ryder dropped out of the cast.
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 4:17 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 20):
I never understood why everyone hated Sophia Coppala in III. Granted she isn't a top notch actress, but I do not think she was as bad as most people say she was.

When III was playing in the theaters, audience members would start laughing at scenes not meant to be funny, her acting was so atrocious. At least she had the sense to stick with directing thereafter.
In any event, if you consider III on its own merits, rather the comparing it to the first two installments, it really is not nearly as bad a movie as often claimed.
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RE: The Godfather

Wed May 04, 2005 7:46 pm

I still don't see where Sophia was so terrible. But I do agree that on its own merits, III is a good movie. Not great, but good.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 1:07 am

If you like the, "Godfather"; read the book. It incorporates both part 1 and 2. Magnificent book.
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 1:38 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 23):
I still don't see where Sophia was so terrible.

First she was no actress she herself admitted that. She was wooden adn unbelieveable. Everyone else around her was so good, that her lack of experience just stands out all the more.

Second she was about as cute as a road accident. I'm sure that Francis Ford Coppola loves her and thinks she is just as beautiful as an angel. He ought to he's her father. However, she was several steps down from Wynona Ryder, both in attraciveness and acting ability.

Now while I trash Sophia Coppola for her terible preformance in Godfather III I think she has really found herself as a director. I loved "Lost in Translation." I think she made the best move for herself and us in moving to the otherside of the camera.
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 2:48 am

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 24):
If you like the, "Godfather"; read the book. It incorporates both part 1 and 2. Magnificent book.

It incorporates the materials from Part II that deal with the young Vito Corleone. The sections from the movie that deal with Michael Corleone in the 1950's, however, are not in the book.
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 3:10 am

I had a heck of a time figuring out what Michael was up to in the 1950's segments..maybe just me.

I loved the version that NBC showed one time that took 1 and 2 and put them together chronologically.

Goodfellas..a tough one to beat..I have to watch it at least once a year.


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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 4:04 am

Quoting Clrd2go (Reply 27):
I had a heck of a time figuring out what Michael was up to in the 1950's segments..maybe just me.

I found those segments quite confusing too. They fact that they're not taken from the book - which is long and detailed but perfectly comprehensible - may be part of the reason.
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 5:27 am

You know what impressed me about Godfather 2.
Remember Fanucci, the guy Vito killed in the doorway of his apartment? Fanucci had a big scar across his neck from an old knife wound. The book went into why and how this happened. The movie made no mention yet this huge scar was on his neck nonetheless.

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It was so long since I read the Godfather. At what point did it end?
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 11:14 am

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 29):
PROSA
It was so long since I read the Godfather. At what point did it end?

At the point where the first movie ended. Michael took over after his father's death, and ordered the killings of the other mob bosses, Tessio and Carlo. The main difference between the book and the first movie was that the book included the young-Vito materials from the second movie. In addition, the book had a major subplot involving the singer Johnny Fontaine, who was a fairly minor character in the movie, and a smaller but rather amusing subplot with Lucy Mancini, who scarcely figured in the movie (she was the bridesmaid who had a fling with Sonny Corleone at Connie's wedding).
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 7:40 pm

Quoting Clrd2go (Reply 27):
I had a heck of a time figuring out what Michael was up to in the 1950's segments..maybe just me.

All the 1950's segments were paterned after actual Mafia events. Hyman Roth = Mayer Lanske and his famous "We're Bigger Than U.S. Steel" quote etc.

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 29):
You know what impressed me about Godfather 2.
Remember Fanucci, the guy Vito killed in the doorway of his apartment? Fanucci had a big scar across his neck from an old knife wound. The book went into why and how this happened. The movie made no mention yet this huge scar was on his neck nonetheless.

The scene explaining this was deleted from the Original Part II. If you have the Trilogy on DVD, the scene can be seen on the 5th disk with other deleted scenes.
 
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RE: The Godfather

Thu May 05, 2005 7:56 pm

"The Godfather" is a monument.

One intriguing aspect of its legend is that not only does it depict the Mafia pretty well according to "well-informed sources"  Wink, but mobsters have started to emulate the characters' behaviour afterwards.

That actually is the case in France where some junk-yard so-called "godfathers" have been "acting" a bit like Corleone's gang, police say.

For those who think the media shape the collective mind of a society, here's something to prop your stance...

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