Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Godfather

When I was younger I wasn't much for watching movies, especially older ones.

I'm starting to get better about it.

I mentioned on my Twitter account about a month ago that I was going to watch The Godfather on AMC. I'd never seen it before then and had a hard time understanding what was going on. Maybe it was the commercials, but I had the same problem when I watched Scarface for the first time and it was on DVD, so who knows.

A few weeks later, I went and got the DVD's for the trilogy and watched them all. After that, I can see why many consider it to be the best movie ever made and is #1 on IMDb's rankings. And to think that Francis Ford Coppola was on the brink of being fired by Paramount the whole time was just amazing to me.

Part II is definitely evidence that sequels can live up to the original. I think that says it all.

That leaves Part III. It's by no means a bad film, I just think it looks a lot worse than it really is because of how extraordinary the first two are.

Anyway, what do y'all think? And while you're at it, feel free to fire off any recommendations for other older movies to watch.

Crossposted to Through our eyes

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