Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by PNeski@aol.com, Jul 24, 2012.
Not sure how much of the show will be History or Hollywood,but might
be worth watching
This looks interesting. I'll probably watch this.
From The History Channel website:
The Godfather Legacy
The Corleone crime family has touched millions of lives for more than four decades. From their origins in a pulp fiction novel by author Mario Puzo, the Corleones inspired one of the most important and enduring films in history. Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather not only broke box office records--it actually infiltrated the American conscience. Narrated by Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos,) this special looks at how this groundbreaking 1972 film and its two sequels transcended Hollywood, transformed the American psyche, and even influenced real-life organized crime. Historians, scholars, law enforcement agents, and real-world Mafiosi explain how these powerful mobsters, with their moral ambiguity and human flaws, resonated with audiences and impacted popular culture. Also features interviews with screenwriter/director Coppola, Al Pacino, James Caan, Joe Mantegna, Talia Shire, and others, along with an abundance of memorable scenes from the trilogy.
I just finished watching this and thought it was entertaining. It primarily focused on the first film but dedicated about to half hour or so to Part II and maybe 15 minutes to III. It made me want to go back and watch III again. I haven't seen it since the early 90's and I keep feeling like I'm missing something redeeming about it (other than that fabulous silent scream by Pacino).
What a Waste ,they spend most of the time describing the Plot,I was hoping
someone would do a real making of doc,this isn't it A waste of time,we seen
the movies already !!
You're not. I've seen that movie three or four times since the DVDs came out in 2001 and it never seems better than meh to me...
We have had this debate before but I think there is a lot to like about "Godfather III". If it did not have the expectations of following the first two and if it did come out right after "GoodFellas" and if Coppola had extra time to finish it as he wanted, I think it would be held in higher regard.
Oh, I agree there - I think I say something like that in my review. If "GF III" existed in a vacuum and wasn't a continuation of the series, it would've been viewed better.
I still think it's a flawed film, though. "Better" still wouldn't make it "good", IMO...
I must see this! I'll have a friend DVDr it for me.
I view all 3 as one long story...
There's another show about real Godfathers but I don't know what channel. ID maybe?
A fairly familiar story repeats itself through each bio though (wait, maybe the channel is Bio).
Boss gets killed by underling.
Underling becomes Boss.
New Boss abuses his power.
Boss gets killed by underling.
Rinse and repeat.
Not me. Part 3 is almost like fan-fiction. Al Pacino plays Al Pacino, not Michael Corleone. And the whole Mike can't be redeemed thing- didn't we know that at the end of part 2? Still think part 3 is an entertaining movie, just not really of a piece with the first two.
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