Skip to comments.The Godfather cast discuss Al Pacino's height and Marlon Brando's ***** at Tribeca reunion
Posted on 04/30/2017 2:34:56 PM PDT by EveningStar
The closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival brought together the cast from two of the most important and influential movies ever made: The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. Led by the festivals co-founder, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Talia Shire took the stage with their director, Francis Ford Coppola, to look back on the iconic films after they screened back to back for the audience.
The discussion, which was led by director Taylor Hackford, focused mainly on the first film, which allowed De Niro who only appeared in Part II to stay almost completely silent, seemingly to the notoriously shy actors satisfaction.
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Pacino beat out over a dozen actors for the lead role. Actors like Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, and he was a relative newbie.
I think Pacino did a lot of great work. Almost all of it before “Scarface”. Don’t know what happened to him after “Scarface”. Rarely good after that, IMO.
Read the book, only saw part three, which I bought the soundtrack for, I saw Brando in person years ago...my favorite of his was in Guys ad Dolls.
U need to watch Godfather I and II bedt movies i have ever seen.
I think parts I and II are actually much better than the book.
The movie came out when I was in high school. Kids talked about the horse head scene and that has made me skittish to see it. Thanks for the recommendation.
I guess that is why they call movies the director’s creation because the source material is merely a suggestion.
The movies are long (The Godfather: 2:57, The Godfather Part II: 3:20) but they don’t seem to drag, at least for me. Yes, I think they are two of the greatest films I’ve ever seen.
Most over rated movies I’ve ever seen. Good, but not the “most important and influential movies ever made” IMO.
I think Pacino did the Serpico detective series, and Dog Day Afternoon, which was based on a true story.
And tying the Corleone's family saga in with the Vatican politics circa late Seventies was a nice touch. Overlook Sofia Coppola's presence (it really should have been Winona Ryder as Mary) and it holds its own remarkably well.
love that movie trilogy. I always hated Keaton in the role of Kay, though.
“I think parts I and II are actually much better than the book.”
The cinematography in the movies was just excellent!
I didn’t care for Part III but like you, it got better the second time I saw it and a little better still the third time.
Still not really good but better than I thought to start with.
If De Niro doesn’t spout off his political views, I’ll watch it. One and two are my top favorite movies. He hasn’t yet learned that his sole purpose in life is to pretend to be other people for my pleasure.
Hard to get a chemistry like that, especially (or maybe because) of such a young director.
Coppola was so afraid that the studio would voce him to use a big name like Robert Redford, Coppola shot most of Michael’s scenes firs so it would be too expensive to shot and the studio would have to go with Pacino as Michael. Robert Redford - I don’t think so.
The one person I think was believable in #1, but was very disappointing #2 was Diane Keaton. After #1, she just seemed wooden. Last year, I read a copy of the original screen play of #2, and in that version she takes the kids and goes to New Hampshire and Hagel has to go and get her to come back to Nevada - hence what’s missing in the movie - if she was to the compound, how did she have an abortion - plot flaw in #2 that bother me for years.
MHO - FWIW
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