Tonight is the Academy Awards broadcast. I saw somewhere that there’s going to be a reunion of The Godfather cast tonight, as this year is the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. Fifty years! What a masterpiece. And this movie is still widely viewed and discussed in a way that Citizen Kane is not, which in my book means it’s the better film, not to take anything away from Citizen Kane, which I love and which is itself an achievement of astonishing genius in every single shot.
Ten years ago, one of the first blog posts I ever wrote (and the first one to get a “like,” which was confusing because I didn’t understand the WordPress ecosystem enough yet to realize that other bloggers could “like” posts and leave behind their avatar as a calling card, so to speak) was this reflection on one of The Godfather’s most iconic scenes. Seems like a good day to repost. Hope you enjoy it! 😀