The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
|Release Date||:||March 15, 1972|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Writers||:||Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo|
|Casts||:||Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale, Rudy Bond, Al Martino, Morgana King, Lenny Montana, John Martino, Salvatore Corsitto, Alex Rocco, Tony Giorgio, Victor Rendina, Simonetta Stefanelli, Saro Urzì, Sofia Coppola, Louis Guss, Gabriele Torrei, Tony King, Richard Bright, Vito Scotti, Tere Livrano, Julie Gregg, Angelo Infanti, Corrado Gaipa, Franco Citti, Max Brandt, Carmine Coppola, Roman Coppola, Don Costello, Robert Dahdah, Gray Frederickson, Ron Gilbert, Tom Green, Joe Lo Grippo, Sonny Grosso, Randy Jurgensen, Tony Lip, Lou Martini Jr., Raymond Martino, Joseph Medaglia, Rick Petrucelli, Sal Richards, Tom Rosqui, Frank Sivero, Filomena Spagnuolo, Joe Spinell, Nick Vallelonga, Conrad Yama|
|Plot Keywords||:||italy, love at first sight, loss of father, patriarch, organized crime, mafia, italian american cop, crime family, part of trilogy, rise to power, mob boss|
The Godfather is an extravaganza, nigh flawless, a cinematic magnum opus, ubiquitously acclaimed for its brilliance and for being in a league of its own. The Godfather doesn't depict poetic justice but rather portrays the triumph of perspicacious potency over abject vulnerability. The Godfather is known, not for its cogency but for its eloquence.
The movie being star-studded is decorated with a plethora of supernal performances and it won't be a hyperbole that almost every actor gave an Oscar worthy performance. Marlon Brando is exceptionally brilliant in his sterling portrayal of Vito Corleone and so is Al Pacino in his remarkable portrayal of Michael Corleone. The grandeur of Don Vito Corleone ironically lies in his austerity and inexorable equanimity.
The grandiosity of the movie is such, that even the biggest complement made about it may sound like a picayune remark. The Godfather may most aptly be described as an obituary of humanity, a requiem of mankind, owing to the pervasive violence and the brutality that it portrays in an utmost sanguinary fashion. In a nutshell, the movie has transcended all the limits of mortality only to achieve apotheosis.