January 08, 2010
March 07, 2009
I did not care for the godfather
December 31, 2008
Goodfellas At Moe's
Also, author Mario Puzo on How they shot The Godfather
November 08, 2008
The Evolution of Al Pacino’s Voice
Clip above from The Evolution of Al Pacino’s Voice
Official trailer, The Godfather Part II, narrated by the late Don LaFontaine
March 12, 2008
Mike whacks Sollozzo
to protect the family
it's strictly business
All-out gangland war
Sonny pays a heavy toll
riddled with bullets
Kay wants to believe
but she's already lost him
Mike is now the Don
war hero Michael comes home
godfather holds court
I'm gonna make him
an offer he can't refuse
horse head in the sheets
Such a thoughtful thug
Clemenza says leave the gun,
take the cannoli
A Haikuvie sums up the plot of an entire movie in just 7 haiku poems. It captures the essence of the film and mixes in commentary and humor as space permits
February 12, 2008
Where would John Cazale be if he was still alive?
John Gazale was one of my favorite actors. He only played in five movies before dying of cancer, but all of them were nominated for Best pictures, and all of them I could (and did) watch again and again:
He was known by his first name in all those rolls. He excelled playing all those characters - Fredo at The 2 Godfathers, stosh at The Deer Hunter, Stan at The conversation and Sal at Dog Day Afternoon
And where would we be if he never existed? Streepless and Pacinoless
Extra: Moe Green (Alex Rocco) in Jack Woltz bedroom scene
August 09, 2007
A Basenji dog sings to the tune of the Godfather theme song (YT)
More YouTube: Guns N' Roses (Slash solo)
The Codfather and other fishy movie posters
Re-post: The Godfather transcript by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola
March 12, 2007
Andre Rieu live in Tuscany
Who says Giuliani lacks family values ?
December 16, 2006
What could happen if you cross Godfather with the Simpsons and give the role of Michael Corleone to Bart Simpson. Simpsons: The Godfather
The GoodFather, gift for new and expecting dads
Godfather: The Game gets almost everything about The Godfather, the movie, exactly wrong. (Click on pix above to biggify)
May 16, 2006
Instead of a Bum
Horse in a bed. From Cheltenham Horse racing Festival
How did you react when seeing The Godfather for the first time?
The draft of Brando’s speech at the Academy Awards ceremony when he refused his Oscar
About the capirotes parade at GF3
I’ll have a Pepsi, Capisce?
Youth without Youth. Coppola is reported to be returning to directing after an eight-year break
July 11, 2005
“He'd kill us if he got the chance”
“Someday, and the day may never come, I may call upon you to do a favor for me” – The new EA Godfather game.
(But Coppola is not too happy with Electronic Arts' adaptation)
Artifacts from the recent Marlon Brando auction
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As much as I love The Godfather, my favorite F. F. Coppola film is “The Conversation”. I could watch it again and again (And i did). Here are some clips: “He’s not hurting anyone” - Neither are we...
Some San Francisco Locations where the movie was shot
The music Theme by David Shire (RealPlayer)
“To the best bugger on the West Coast” - The Trailer
“This is a world where nothing is private” - Conversation Trivia
31 Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes - 94% Fresh
There’s something about this film that brings about long, intellectual discussions by academics. Here are some: Brenda Austin-Smith and Megan Ratner at “Senses of Cinema”,
Paranoia and the Camera in Coppola's The Conversation
The Zoetrope Studios website
June 05, 2005
A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man
A Sicilian message. In a desperate attempt to understand his own psychosis, Jonn Elledge presents ten suspicious parallels between the War on Terror and The Godfather trilogy.
1. Both have a rich and powerful family at their centre, fighting a war to ensure their own continued dominance.
2. Both are incredibly violent.
3. Both feature an enemy that will blow up cars and kill innocent people in their attempts to damage the Family.
4. Neither begins in earnest until a terrible peace time attack on the Family and their interests leads to a growing desire for revenge, and the Family's son – who incidentally looked lovely in his nice military uniform – needs to prove to all the doubters that he is a strong leader in his own right. But you cannot get rid of this lingering feeling that he just wants revenge for what they did to his dad. (More)
Corleone's Family T-shirt
September 16, 2004
Johnny Fontane will never get that movie
It looks like Khartoum's racing days are over: The Godfather Horse Head Pillow for the film buff who has everything and whose wife won't let them own a revolver. From Kropserkel, creators of elaborate costumes and props. Also there, among many other such delights, The Hannibal Lecter restraint mask, a Silence of the Lambs replica, and Fight Club Soap Replica
What’s with all the oranges of The Godfather ?
For sale - Godfather Life Mask
June 13, 2004
$100 Million to the people of Sicily - GF-3
On the one bicep a Godfather Tattoo, on the other Taxi Driver… Cute.
The Italian way of death by Camille Paglia
One of the Bravo Channel Godfather Commercials
Don Altobello: Treachery is everywhere…
"My dear children, it is now better than several years since I moved to New York..." Sheet music of 9 themes from the movie
Pizza by Enzo, the Baker - You no like, you no pay
Cavalleria Rusticana and metatextuality in Coppola’s “Godfather III” (pdf)
April 11, 2004
“Luke, I am Your Godfather”
Did you know that Raf Vallone, who played the Pope, was considered for Brando's role in Part I ? Many more at Godfather Part 3 Trivia
Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, as played in GF3
Abe Vigoda’s Tessio is still alive…
Book Review of The Godfather and American Culture: How the Corleones Became "Our Gang"