The Godfather

My son and I watched The Godfather and The Godfather Part II over the last few days and will complete the series with Godfather Part III by tomorrow afternoon.  I had seen these in the past, but we have agreed over time to watch all of the Academy Award winning Best Pictures together.  We have viewed the following films in chronological order…we’ve had fun observing some of the early effects, storylines and characterization.  We are learning about how over time, movies have evolved. 
Wings (1927/8)
The story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind.

The Broadway Melody (1928/29)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.
Cimarron (1930/31)
Epic western about the Cravat family settling the Oklahoma prairie.

Grand Hotel (1931/32)

The Godfather films exemplify tremendous acting and  marvelously woven tales about an Italian family.  Such amazing acting!


The Godfather
CAST: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Richard Castellano,

Sterling Hayden, Al Lettieri, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda,

Talia Shire, John Cazale, Rudy Bond

: Francis Ford Coppola
: Paramount Pictures
: R
RELEASE DATE: March 24, 1972
QUOTE: “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse”

The Godfather II

CAST: Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Diane Keaton,

Talia Shire, Michael V. Gazzo, Lee Strasberg, G.D. Spradlin, Richard Bright,


Gaston Moschin, Tom Rosqui, B. Kirby Jr.



DIRECTOR: Francis Ford Coppola
: Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope
: R
RELEASE DATE: December 20, 1974
QUOTE: “You broke my heart. You broke my heart!”

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