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The Godfather Movie Review United States 1972 Cast Marlon Brando Al Pacino James Caan Robert Duvall Diane Keaton Talia Shire Al Lettieri Sterling Hayden John Cazale Director Francis Ford Coppola Producer Albert S Ruddy Based on a novel by Mario Puzo US Distributor Paramount Pictures Rarely can it be said that a film has defined a genre but never is that more true than in the case of The Godfather Since the release of the 1972 epic which garnered ten Academy Award nominations and was named Best Picture all gangster movies have been judged by the standards of this one unfair as the comparison may be If The Godfather was only about gun-toting Mafia types it would never have garnered as many accolades The characteristic that sets this film apart from so many of its predecessors and successors is its ability to weave the often-many layers of story into a cohesive whole Any of the individual issues explored by The Godfather are strong enough to form the foundation of a movie Here however bolstered by so many complimentary themes each is given added resonance The picture is a series of mini-climaxes all building to the devastating definitive conclusion Rarely does a film tell as many diverse-yet-interconnected stories Strong performances solid directing and a tightly-plotted script all contribute to The Godfathers success This motion picture was not slapped together to for fill the appetite of the masses it was carefully and painstakingly crafted Every major character - and more than a few minor ones - is moulded into a distinct complex individual Stereotypes did not influence Coppolas film although certain ones were formed as a result of it The film opens in the study of Don Vito Corleone Marlon Brando the Godfather who is holding court It is the wedding of his daughter Connie Talia Shire and no Sicilian can refuse a request on that day So the supplicants come each wanting something different
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