The Godfather :- Watch The Godfather on Youtube on Fire, The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.This is a masterpiece. A timeless masterpiece. Initially, I didn’t like this film all that much – I found it rather over-hyped and boring. This was until the advent of DVD, which gave me the feature I needed for this sort of film: subtitles. Once I switched them on and heard (read) every last word of Brando’s ramblings and other characters ramblings, I grew a true appreciation for this epic. To make a true epic, you need all of three following ingredients working in near perfect harmony. For screenwriters who come across this, take the following pointers on board: 1) Contrasting Characters: Good films have some character distinction, but most fall rather flat because the core of each character is the same. Of course, there are exceptions to rule (ie… where you want mono-tonal characters… aka matrix; or where you want outlandish contrasts… aka The Fifth Element), but ultimately, this is what makes films deep, meaningful and grand. Consider the contrasts between the Don’s children. Michael is rather cool, rational and collected, whereas Sonny is more hot-headed, spontaneous and simple minded. But simply having these contrasts is not nearly enough. What you really need to do is to develop these characters – place them in situations – and then dwell on how their character impacts on the situation they’re put in. The Godfather is a terrific example of how to pull this off. While many try to do this in screenplays, most lose the plot and create character obscurities that stretch credibility.
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Release: 24 March 1972 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 9.2/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan