Friday, September 18, 2009

The Godfather 1 - Movie Review

The Godfather is an acting festival with the likes of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino stealing the show under the direction of Francis Ford Coppola. The film is highly acclaimed by critics and public alike which makes it one of the greatest films ever. Marlon Brando sizzles as Don Vito Corleone and his on screen presence adds beauty to the script with the panache of a true mafia leader. The character Michael Corleone was neatly sculpted and played with passion and craft by Al Pacino. The Godfather is a visual delight to watch Mario Puzzo's work on screen. James Caan too deserves praise for his resplendent performance. The film is slow yet absorbing with the plot revolving around one of the mafia families. The story attempts to pack in all the mundane family issues amid the blood shed and business battles. The background score is pleasing to the ears and some of the backdrops in the film are really dazzling. For a seventies film you couldn't have asked for more in terms of technology and cinematic maneuvers.

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