When was the last time you watched the Godfather? Not on television with commercial interruptions, but sat down, dimmed the lights and watched it start to finish?
My god, this film is just as amazing today as it was the day it was made.
And Brando, where did this performance come from? Now I'm a huge Brando fan in almost all his roles, he's a wonderful actor. But this performance? It just takes everything up to a whole other level. The look, the voice, the body language. And when you take into account that no one but Coppola wanted to work with him at this point, it's a marvel, it truly is.
Then there's Pacino, Duvall, James Caan (never as good as he was here), and the superb supporting cast.
This film never hits a wrong note, start to finish.
While I'm still amazed and bedazzled, I think I'll watch the Godfather II and be astounded all over again.
And here's a "painting",
of my baby hummer,
just for fun