Classic Film Guide

The Godfather (1972)

Rated #1 on IMDb.com (what more can one say, right?). An look at life inside the Mafia. Brando tried to pull a George C. Scott at the Academy Awards ceremony, did it poorly with a fake Indian actress, and yet still got a Best Actor nomination for The Last Tango in Paris (1972) the following year. Go figure! Oscar nominated director Francis Ford Coppola shared the Adapted Screenplay Writing Oscar with novelist Mario Puzo. The excellent cast including Supporting Actor Oscar nominated performances by James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino. This same year saw Best Picture nominee Cabaret (1972) win 8 Oscars, a record for films not also winning BP. There is lots of great trivia about this film, which was added to the National Film Registry in 1990. #3 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies list, #11 on AFI's Most Heart-Pounding Movies list. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." is #2 on AFI's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list. #5 on AFI's Top 25 Film Scores list.

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