Sunday, March 12, 2006

#5: The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972+1974)


Because it's not cheating, it's common sense.

7 comments:

JavierAG said...

But why not all three "Lord of the Rings" films as one entry, given that it's obviously one movie (moreso than "The Godfather" in my opinion).

tim r said...

Because I don't rate them equally, whereas the first two Godfathers inform each other and improve each other, and I couldn't live without either one of them.

Nick Davis said...

Does Coppola count as one of the three directors represented twice in your Top 20, with Lynch and Kubrick?

tim r said...

Nope. Call it four if you like...

David Shultz said...

I'm thinking Malick, with The Thin Red Line and Days of Heaven coming up very soon, if not tomorrow.

Y Kant Goran Rite said...

Surely Kane (which would be Welles' second) is still coming up?

In the meantime, I will never understand the greatest-movie-ever fuss over The Godfather pictures. I think both of them (the third one never existed as far as I'm conerned) were solid, excellent, near-great, but not-quite-great. Just the other day though, I actually bought the part 1 DVD (it was $5, for chrissakes) so that I can watch the movie for the third time and try to finally get how it's so many (perfectly decent) people's favorite movie of all time.

tim r said...

Kane is already in lower down, at #43. I genuinely prefer Ambersons.

It's not Malick, either...