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The Godfather

Year of Release  : 1972

Language            : English & Italian

Directed by         : Francis Ford Coppola

Cast                     : Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall

No introductions needed here. Film adaptation Mario Puzo's 'brilliant and brutal' portrayal of the Corleone family, the film set new standards for gangster movies. The glorification of crime in a new level that wasn't imagined before. A level of duty and honour. An amazing screenplay out of a brilliant novel, certainly any director's delight. Marlon Brando's life like portrayal of Don Vito Corleone. His perfect Italian accent. Al Pacino as Micheal Corleone transforming from a calm dutiful American having opinions against the family business to the godfather. The haunting background score. The brutal coldness in every murder shown in the film. Hearing Don Corleone saying "I'll make an offer that he can't refuse". I'll stop it here else I'll fill this page with points that struck me.

Best Scene         : Difficult to pick, but I think its the scene in which Tom Hagen conveys death of Sonny Corleone to the Godfather. Just watch the Don sighing after hearing the news of his son's death. I would say that sigh alone can make him win for the Oscar.

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