The Godfather

I have just recently read and watched The Godfather, and don’t ask me why I haven’t read/watched this earlier since the film was released in 1972, the book in 1969. Well, certain interests come at certain times of our lives. If I have attempted to watch the three movies earlier, I would have pushed the stop button after the first ten minutes of the movie.

The Godfather is about Italian Mafia families living and ruling the underground life of New York back in the early 90’s, Al Pacino as Michael Corleone being the main character.

I liked the book more than the movie as there are more emotions in the former. Well, that’s because when Al Pacino or Michael Corleone shows a passive stone-face on the movie, one wouldn’t know what’s in his head while his feelings & thoughts are well narrated in the book.

This is not a book or movie review by the way, as a review wouldn’t be relevant 45 years after the book/film was released.

I’m just fascinated about the Mafia idea, if it still exists (which I feel, yes, it still exists) and how they operate in this modern era.

I wonder if the rich families like the Ayala, Sy, Gokongwei, etc., do have family feuds as well and if so, to what extent? Perhaps not as bloody and brutal as in the old days? Just wondering.

I am also wondering if anyone has thought of remaking the movie. That would be interesting.

 

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Author: aysabaw

Aysa is a self-proclaimed hotelier without any culinary talent. She used to fly around Dubai for ten years via her magic carpet but destiny led her to a new path. She is now a little mermaid swimming in and around the Maldivian waters. If she is not reading her books, writing something comical, leaving rubbish comments on your posts or strumming her guitar, then she's up to some mischief.

11 thoughts on “The Godfather”

  1. I can’t anymore count with the fingers of my hands and toes how many times I’ve watched its sequel (all 3 of them)! And, by the fingers of my hands how many times I’ve read its book.
    The Godfather is my all time favorite movie and story growing up. Haha, as did many boys who happen to see its movies or read its book 😉
    We share the same fascination of the world where conversations were spoken through whispers…and weighty decisions where delivered through nods or mere eye contacts…and the depiction of eternal and unwavering love for the “family”…

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    1. ha ha, I was never interested with this film/book until lately but this is really a classic that everyone should read/see.

      Nods, eye contacts and reading between the lines can completely turn the tides

      And as you mentioned, I like the “family” portrait

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