Godfather, The*

  • 1972 ----- color ----- 171 min ----- laserdisc///
  • (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola based on the novel by Mario Puzo; with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton) A wide, startlingly vivid view of a Mafia dynasty, in which organized crime becomes a nightmare image of American Capitalism. A popular melodrama with roots in the ganster films of the 30s, it expresses a new type of tragic realism--a modern film noir, if you will, where the stealth of night is transformed to the light of day, which is even more sinister. [Includes interview ithe Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Talia Shire and author Mario Puzo] [Letterboxed] (Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Family Life, History: American, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features)