THE GOD­FA­THER

OUT 21 SEPTEM­BER

Total Film - - Big Screen -

Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola blends stately clas­si­cism and New Hol­ly­wood verve in his 1972 Mafia mas­ter­piece. It’s vir­tu­oso film­mak­ing, track­ing the pass­ing of power from Mar­lon Brando’s Don Vito Cor­leone to his re­luc­tant son, Michael (Al Pa­cino). Shot en­tirely within the fam­ily’s closed world, it ren­ders evil se­duc­tive… at least un­til Michael loses his soul in Cop­pola’s equally ma­jes­tic se­quel. Jamie Gra­ham

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