From now on, there would be ten films nominated for Best Picture instead of five - the last time this happened was 66 years ago. From tothe Oscars had between eight and 12 Best Picture nominees. This year featured one of the most even distributions of top nominees, with five films receiving at least six nominations, and no film receiving more than nine.
Greatest Introduction Considering their spots atop just about every best list in existence, the idea that The Godfather and The Godfather Part II are the greatest films ever made may seem more like a sacred truth than something still up for debate. If you fall into this category, I beg you to reconsider.
From the get-go, we learn Michael is the only one who has not gotten mixed up in the family business, widely known to be organized crime. Before long, he has blood on his hands and must flee to Sicily. The all-out gang war claims the life of Sonny, who falls for a toll booth trap while on a hot-head revenge mission for his sister.
After the death of Sonny, Don Vito decides the violence has gone far enough. He strikes a peace deal with the heads of the Five Families, allowing Michael to return and take over control of the Family. When Michael returns to the States, his first act is to track down Kay. He asks her to marry him, and they have two kids.
The sequel tells two simultaneous tales: In the other, we pick up where the first film left off, with Michael having taken his family to Nevada, where he, Kay and their children live a life of luxury on Lake Tahoe.
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The attempt fails and Michael realizes there must be a traitor inside the Family. While he tries to figure out the mole, he continues to expand his crime syndicate, meeting with hated Miami rival Hyman Roth Lee Strasbergwhom he suspects gave the assassination order. The two crime bosses feign friendship and do business together in pre-revolution Havana, but both secretly want to do away with the other.
Eventually, Roth outsmarts Michael and the audience by staging a fake assassination attempt on a longtime Corleone Family friend, Frankie Pentangeli Michael V. Believing it was Michael who tried to kill him, Pentangeli becomes an FBI informant and has Michael summoned before a Congressional committee on organized crime.
As Tom and Frankie lament in a powerful prison scene, the Corleones have suffered the same fate as the Roman Empire. Michael is left to ponder this as he sits alone at his Lake Tahoe estate, weighing the consequences of his actions and recalling better times when his loved ones were still alive.
Need more proof of cast depth? How often does a single film earn four Oscar nominations for acting? Duvall was the perfect cast for Tom Hagen, combining real pathos with evil cunning.
The film earned Duvall his first of six career nominations, earning another with Coppola in Apocalypse Now and setting up his eventual win for Tender Mercies The studio execs initially wanted Caan to read for Michaelhaving fingered Burt Reynolds for Sonny, but both Brando and Coppola fought hard for Caan.
Needless to say, they got the right Sonny.
Oscar also shut his door on Diane Keaton, who did not earn a nomination for either of the two films. Together, the two are fireworks. What a shame, too, because the idea of Clemenza committing suicide in a bathtub like the fallen Roman Empire would have brilliantly paralleled the scene where a Young Clemenza launches the Corleone Family by handing Young Vito his first guns, examined in a tiny apartment bathtub.
He knew who he wanted, and he got them. Scott or Edward G. Robinson, but Coppola insisted upon either Brando or Laurence Olivier. G The result was not just another great role for Brando, but the iconic role of his career.
He is not acting. But following the tradition of George C. Scott Patton the year before, Brando refused to accept the award. In a weird way, it heightens its mystique. To this day, Brando and De Niro remain the only two to win an Oscar playing the same character.
Rather, his performance is quiet and restrained, but never once safe. G He knew he was sitting on an undiscovered megastar. Not as a child, not while he was one, and not afterward.
That was not the image he had of himself. The fact that he had to wait 20 years until Scent of a Woman to win the Oscar is a joke.
When he discovers his family betrayer at a Havana entertainment show, he drops his head in a truly heartbreaking moment. When he kisses his betrayer like Judas, we see the disappointment in his eyes.
When Kay reveals a family secret, we see the fury slowly building in his eyes. It was, in my eyes, a perfect performance, a work of art.The word fan comes from fanatic and that perfectly describes Annie a nurse who happens to be the number one fan of writer Paul Sheldon author of the popular Misery pfmlures.com seems that Annie isn't happy with the way he ended one of the novels.
The word fan comes from fanatic and that perfectly describes Annie a nurse who happens to be the number one fan of writer Paul Sheldon author of the popular Misery pfmlures.com seems that Annie isn't happy with the way he ended one of the novels.
“Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things.
And no good thing ever dies.” Bear in mind today’s viewers consume movies in an entirely different way than those who went to see Gone With the Wind. A trip to the movies has taken a backseat to the swarm of Netflix, DVR, On Demand and Hulu+.
The Film Spectrum began as a labor of love in May , and after years of obsessive research, launched in October Two months later, The Washington Post praised the site for offering "lengthy, spirited reviews with the ethos of a true film aficionado." The site now serves as a meeting ground for serious critics and casual moviegoers, for I .
It finally happened, and the movie we all thought Spike Lee would make became reality. With Lee's own little foray into the basketball world, I always wondered when he would create a story which reflected his unique views of the game. Analysis of the Movie, The Insider - The Insider () is a film rife with ethical dilemmas, suspense and controversy.
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