Hands down, The Godfather is one of the most iconic films in history. Its individual performances are among the most-admired, its lines are among the most-quoted and its themes, among the most-imitated. It was nominated for 10-total Oscars, winning three, including Best Picture and Best Actor, on the heels of a brilliant performance by Marlon Brand...

The 45th anniversary of “The Godfather” has brought us another Blu-Ray box set and another round of critical reappraisal of the mafia movie classic. The secret of the film’s enduring appeal, however, might be found in its opening line: “I believe in America.” It is often said that “The Godfather” is an ironic commentary on the American Dream. That...

People sometimes forget that the most famous line in The Godfather — “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” — didn’t originate with the formidable Don Corleone, played into rumbling infamy by a cotton-mouthed Marlon Brando. Michael Corleone, played by pre-stardom Al Pacino, has brought his girlfriend, Kay (a wide-eyed Diane Keaton), to a family p...

The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films in Hollywood history. At an epic night at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, director Francis Ford Coppola and members of his cast – including Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and James Caan, with Robert De Niro, who appeared in the 1974 sequel – g...

When actor Alex Rocco died in July 2015, I felt a twinge of sadness for the passing of the man who was a key part in my favorite scene from The Godfather (1972). While the movie impacts everyone differently, there was something hilarious yet awesome in Rocco’s portrayal of Moe Green and his righteous indignation when Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) of...

The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it was made on a $6 million budget, completed ahead of schedule and was the first film in history to take in a million bucks a day. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, won three and changed cinema forever. That seismic cinematic shift would never have happened if...

Did you know that The Godfather did not fall out of the sky as a perfectly formed completed motion picture? Furthermore, did you know that not only did it have to be produced for a major movie studio, but said production was in fact quite contentious and difficult? It’s true! In fact, the woes of The Godfather’s making – young maverick director Fra...

Tra i diversi aspetti che caratterizzano l'esperienza italoamericana, come ci hanno detto alcuni nostri precedenti ospiti, c'è (sin dall'inizio) il problema delle discriminazioni e degli stereotipi. E' un problema che divide fortemente la comunità: perché c'è chi lo combatte con grande forza, e chi ritiene che al contrario bisognerebbe evitare di p...