Sunday, 7 October 2007

The Godfather

Over the past few days during free time I've watched the Godfather trilogy and read up all about the films on Wikipedia. The first of the trilogy still makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, it's that good. The second is brilliant, and the third kind of rounds everything off nicely.

Admittedly The Godfather Part III isn't as good as the preceding two, it was filmed some 16 years after the Part II in 1990. After reading about the films individually and collectively I found out that Francis Ford Coppola actually didn't want to make Part III, it was just that he was in a financial crisis after a big-budget movie flopped. Paramount had a long-standing offer to make a third film and he eventually relented.

Insofar as favourite films, this does rank highly - very highly. I think I've got the next series of films lined up to watch over the coming days and weeks of an evening too: The Big Lebowski, Get Shorty, The Three Amigos, The Usual Suspects. Quality shining through the whole lot.