…and the quest to see everything

Where the principal players of The Godfather have been better

This is what was distracting me while watching “The Godfather.” This is also probably a proof that the epic ‘lit a fire under everyone’s careers,’ but it didn’t let most of the people involved feel like this is their magnum opus. The same, however, could be said about “Gone With the Wind or “The Dark Knight.”

Cast:

Marlon Brando – “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Although I haven’t seen “Last Tango in Paris,” and I hope I will in two months.

Al Pacino – “Serpico,” more of an Al Pacino vehicle than “Dog Day Afternoon.” Him in “DDA” is hailed as his best, and it’s surprising how his best role is his gay one, but it also owes a lot to Lumet’s stage-like directing.

James Caan – “Dogville,” where he plays a cameo that’s a polar opposite of his character in “The Godfather.”

Robert Duvall – “Apocalypse Now.” It could have been “Network” if there was more for him to do.

Sterling Hayden – “Asphalt Jungle,” just because of that last scene.

Diane Keaton – “Reds,” where she’s acidic. And in this movie directed by Alan Parker which I have yet to see.

John Cazale – “Dog Day Afternoon.” Cool, calm, sadistic.

Sofia Coppola – Not as an actress, but “Lost in Translation.”

Cast in Sequel:

Robert de Niro – “Taxi Driver,” obviously.

Gastone Moschin – “The Conformist.” The girl who plays Anna Quadri (centre) in “Conformist” also plays a small role as a doctor’s assistant/interpreter in “The Godfather II.”

Crew:

Francis Ford Coppola – “The Conversation.” I love this movie so much I wanna marry it.

Nino Rota – See (or hear) Fellini’s crazy, psychedelic, surrealist, fun yet moody films.

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One response

  1. My list is mostly actor/performance wise. I’m not sure if “Reds” is a better movie compared to “The Godfather.”

    Anyway, I caught parts of “Apocalypse Now” recently, and I couldn’t finish it because it was too late, and I didn’t like it watching it the second time. But fortunately it’s a second time and that didn’t change my opinion on the movie itself.

    June 10, 2010 at 10:54 am

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