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    Why ‘The Godfather’ Is Critically Acclaimed As One Of The Greatest Movie Ever Made

    When the spotlight falls on cinephile favorites, there’s a standout that consistently steals the show – Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather.’ This celluloid legend isn’t just a movie it’s the ultimate flex in filmmaking finesse. 

    Released in 1972, this classic has gracefully aged like a fine wine over 52 years, and the fandom around Coppola’s brainchild hasn’t dwindled one bit. Picture this, the Corleone crime family, orchestrated by the cinematic maestro himself and boasting heavyweights like Al Pacino, James Caan, and Marlon Brando.

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    The Exceptional Character Build-Up

    'The Godfather' still
    ‘The Godfather’ still

    Despite its vintage charm, ‘The Godfather’ remains as ageless as its music. This crime drama’s aching plot and cast’s acting wizardry not only scored a seat at the Oscars table with 11 nominations but left with three wins, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Picture.

    Now what catapults ‘The Godfather’ into a league of its own? The characters, darling! From Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone to Marlon Brando’s Don Vito, this film is a blend of brilliance. Each character waltzes around in the city of New York with their own motives and desires that make them stand out but there’s one that takes the cake. Michael Corleone – a character journey that’s like witnessing a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. From war hero to the Godfather himself, it’s a ride that should be on everyone’s cinematic bucket list.

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    The Music That Strikes A Chord

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    The Godfather

    Now, let’s talk tunes. Nino Rota, take a bow! The film’s main theme isn’t just its music, it’s an anthem adored by fans for decades. The music of this crime classic played a heavy role in making it one of the most recognizable pieces ever created. 

    One big part of the movie is how the music is used to signify the development of several characters. For instance, the Corleone family music is quite lighthearted at the beginning of the film but continues to get grittier and darker as the film progresses.

    The Influence Over Cinema


    What’s the secret sauce that keeps ‘The Godfather‘ reigning supreme? The influence that it had on subsequent movies and on cinema as a whole. Several shows and films have attempted to replicate the greatness of ‘The Godfather‘ and have failed.

    Even after decades since the film’s release, Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ continues to inspire and set a benchmark for filmmaking.

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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