The Godfather is the first film of the homonymous trilogy. Dated 1972, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, inspired by the homonymous Mario Puzo’ s book. The godfather is considered one of the most beautiful movie of cinema’s history. It was awarded three Academy Awards: the Best Actor to Marlon Brando, for his interpretation, the Best Picture to Albert S. Ruddy and Best Adapted Screenplay of Mario Puzo, to Francis Ford Coppola. Five Golden globe: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Original Score and Best Screenplay. Bafta award for the best music and many other recognitions. The Godfather movie has a great cast. Marlon Brando is perfect in his role, Brando empathize a character older than him consolidating his greatness. Al Pacino is physically suitable to perfom a character with Sicilian features; he get to be world famous thanks to his performance. Other actors are: James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton etcetera.
In the America of the years forty a powerful boss of the mafia, don vito corleone, celebrates his doughter’ s wedding and while he coordinates his criminal organization’s activities. The Godfather, Vito Corleone devoted to the image of a time honored mafia, refuses the alliance proposal with another clan in order to guarantee the control of drugs business. Consequently, outbreak a conflict between the two families, in which is distinguished Vito Corleones’ s young son, Michael, whom succeed to his father, becoming the new godfather.
This movie excites the viewers. It’ s fabulous, Francis Ford Coppola is perfectly able to get the rise and fall of Corleone’s family, he is also able to change a bad person, as Vito Corleone, in a nobleman in spirit; a new concept of family, honour and blood. The Godfather is simple to understand and one of a kind.