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Apropos of not much, I'm just watching The Godfather on AMC right now and loving it. The pacing of the movie is incredible; slow, deliberate, measured, but still deadly.
I could never get in to The Godfather, or Mob movies in general.I have a friend who is a GF nut, he can practically recite every line from all 3 movies.
I'm not a nut for the mob movies - some are good, some are bad - but the Godfather does deserve credit for how it's made; it is a very good piece of cinematography.The pacing really is incredible and it is probably radically different from the pacing a similar movie would be given today by a contemporary director. It does, however, also glorify the mob in a way that is quite at odds with reality.
I like the series, and yes it was brilliantly done (and acted)
I'd like to see someone try to get that same sort of pacing with a new movie - not a remake, something with a different subject that still benefits from the pacing.
well now i know what channel the tv will be on when my husband gets home..LOLI have seen the Godfather 1-2-3 at least 100 times, if not more since I got married, 9 years ago.. I actually like when they do the saga, and put 1 and 2 together in chronological order.
Part 2 will be on tomorrow night.
I refuse to watch any movies on AMC or channels like that.Who in the heck wants to watch 4-5 hours for a movie only 120 minutes long?Commercials.....UGH!
I'm with you, AC. I think it's the fact that throughout my life whenever people heard my Italian last name, they always managed a comment like, "Oh, Mafia, eh?". I don't mind jokes with a punch line, but that quip always bothered me. I guess they never realized how insulting it is. Anyway, I can't stand mob films.