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An offer he couldn't refuse.

Tonight, I will watch The Godfather (winner, Best Picture, for the year I was born) in honor of Marlon Brando, dead at 80.

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eagle243
Jul. 2nd, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
That movie (well, the entire set of 'em) is in my NetFlix queue. :) I've never seen any of them and I have been meaning to for a long time. Honestly I don't even know who Brando is - I don't think I've ever seen any of his movies.
drmellow
Jul. 2nd, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
Those are shameful admissions to make.

Brando is one of the greatest actors of all time. Perhaps you saw Superman: The Movie? Brando was Superman's father.

But you've gotta see The Godfather trillogy. It's a wonderful epic saga, and beautifully done on film. I got the DVD box set for Christmas the year they came out and watch them pretty frequently. What I *really* need to do is put the books on my reading list -- the only Puzo I've ever read was about 50 pages of The Last Don.
eagle243
Jul. 2nd, 2004 06:00 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of shameful admissions I could make; I choose to leak them out sparingly. ;)

Yeah, I saw that movie, probably like 20 years ago in the theatre, but that's it. I was never a fan of the Superman movies so I didn't see them all, and I'm not a fan of comic strip-turned-movie movies in general.

But The Godfather, I gotta see those. Another reason: Mrs. Eagle is a big fan of the mafia, and movies related to the mafia. (That reminds me, what's the difference between the mafia & the mob? I have yet to figure it out, so I imagine it might be something like the difference between a fiddle and a violin.)
drmellow
Jul. 2nd, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm no mafia expert, but I do love mafia movies and TV shows....

As far as I can tell, there's really no difference. Maffia specifically refers to a terrorist organization in Sicily, while mob is more general in meaning. But, I think common usage of both of those words has really diluted over the years.

Probably the most correct way to express my mafia/mob fandom is to say that I'm a fan of movies and TV shows related to organized crime.
eagle243
Jul. 2nd, 2004 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah - who would want to say he was a fan of disorganized crime? ;)
bodnej
Jul. 2nd, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
OK, what you NEED to see is Godfather I and II. Only watch Godfather III after drinking. It might make you forgive Sofia Coppola's wretched acting.

I read "The Godfather" long before I saw the movie. Its highly worth it.
drmellow
Jul. 2nd, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
Godfather III is worth watching simply because it completes the trillogy and closes out the story. It's worth a single viewing.
captain_phil
Jul. 2nd, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
Good idea, I think I'll watch The Godfather as well. I need to get a copy of Streetcar named Desire too.
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