Anniversary of The Godfather - 15th March
marks the 40th anniversary of what many consider to
be one of the greatest films ever made: The
on the book of the same name by author Mario Puzo,
the film, originally released March 15, 1972, starred
Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone, a leader of a
Mafia family in 1940s New York. It was his character
that uttered the famous line, Im going
to make him an offer he cant refuse.
Pacino joined Brando as Vitos son Michael, the
godfather-in-waiting who seeks revenge on his familys
Francis Ford Coppola-directed film, which also starred
James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire
and Abe Vigoda, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards,
winning for best picture, best actor for Brando, and
best adapted screenplay. It spawned two sequels, released
in 1974 and 1990.
critic Jeffrey Lyons declares The Godfather
to be a time capsule of sorts that takes moviegoers
back to a different era. He says, The
Godfather is a work of art. Its the greatest
gangster movie ever made, just as Gone with
the Wind will always be the greatest Civil War
movie ever made.
isnt the only one who feels that way. In 2010,
The Godfather and its 1974 sequel ranked
first and second on a Zagat Survey list of the top
20 movies of all time.
The Godfather franchise is currently the
subject of a legal battle between Paramount Pictures,
which released the films, and Puzos estate.
Paramount has claimed The Godfather legacy
was tarnished by the release of a book
sequel not approved by the studio. Puzos estate
Pacino to visit The Star Sydney with An Evening with
Al Pacino, by Greg Tingle - 26th October 2011
you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't
ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.
Ever." - The Godfather (1972)
actor Al Pacino will be bringing his one-man show,
An Evening with Al Pacino, to Sydney next month as
part of a special happening on the 17th and 18th November
at The Lyric Theatre, The Star.
a unique performance Al Pacino entertains audiences
as he revisits his amazing career and most memorable
of the gig includes an intimate on stage interview
followed by audience members pitching questions to
the living legend.
heard the night also concludes with an unforgettable
acting finale which needs to be witnessed to be believed.
has performed for over 40 years and some of his best
known work includes The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon,
Heat and Scent of a Woman and Scarface.
are now on sale via Ticketek and range from $109 to
Entertainment and The Star powers that be continue
to impress with their entertainment offerings, and
Pacino has obviously embraced the opportunity, as
have many other showbiz legends such as Russell Crowe
and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Casino's top brass including James Packer are watching
this space closely, so expect Crown to pull a rabbit
or two out of the hat as the battle between The Star
and Crown Casino continues.
Man does not represent Al Pacino or any of the actors
in The Godfather