Raja Sen writes texts for cinematic masterpieces in pure Karan Johar vernacular. Cinema's first family..Oh yeah! The Godfather was Coppola's way of portraying the rise of capitalism in India. In a way, everything wrong with America is traced through the Corleone family's eyes...Michael never wanted to be a part of the business. But he got sucked into it. And is shown as an extremely lonely man by the end of the second movie. Pieces like these use cultivated voice and high-flown words and ends up diluting the essence of a picture. The Godfather is a great tragedy. And at the most, the most accessible tragedy ever. - Sreehari
Re: Naive piece..
by sreehari nair on Mar 16, 2012 12:47 PM
I meant the rise of capitalism in "America". Btw, the book has an evident trashy quality to it. Coppola's greatness was in taking the book and elevating it to another level of richness and sensuality altogether.
Godfather was really a master piece. I had seen the movie in 1977 in Mumbai's Regal cinema hall. I had read the book before and and after seeing the movie I was disappointed that the movie did not cover the complete book. Then 1979 I saw Godfather II which I liked better. I was 16 yrs old when I first saw Godfather and hence could not appreciate the film at that time. But now over the years I have been completely bowled over by the film. The characters in the movie completely resemble the characters in the book. While reading the book whenever I think of Don Corleone, the picture of Marlon Brando comes before me.The movie had the perfect cast. We are really grateful to Francis Ford Coppolla for making such a masterpiece movie which will be remembered and enjoyed by generations. Arun Banerjee
Re: Godfather : The greatest masterpiece ever
by Balan Iyer on Mar 16, 2012 09:32 AM
Same goes for the filmy reproduct ion of all the English books as you visualise the characters inv olved through your eyes and not through the Director's eyes.I re alised this truth after reading Bram Stokers' Count Dracula and seeing its filmy version.
Godfather series is by far the best movie of all time. I never get tired of watching it again and again with gem of actors like Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Denero & Robert Duvall & James Cann. There are tons of Indian movies inspired by this alltime epic.
Re: Amazing Movie
by ankyr on Mar 15, 2012 05:21 PM
ya,,but 3rd part was disappointment,,,even in 2nd ,roberts backround story kept the pace,,1st was too good,,n how can we fgt about background music,,,
Re: Re: Amazing Movie
by SUMEET on Mar 17, 2012 01:54 PM
Brando's speech pattern was a deliberate attempt. The director had stuffed both of his jaws with the help of cotton, which can be seen if you carefully watch it.That is why the dialogues were hard to understand.