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The Godfather

4K Digital Restoration


Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall,

Brando as Vito Corleone, don of a New York mob family, is “a performance that’s briefer than you remember, but that haunts not just the rest of Coppola’s hugely successful trilogy, but the crime movie in general. . . . Facing new competition and an uncertain passing-of-the-torch to his children [Corleone is] a representative of an older, simpler world, one that Brando himself had helped to put away, and there’s a deep melancholy . . . at the way he visibly slips away” (IndieWire). 

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Mario Puzo
Based On
  • The novel by Mario Puzo

  • Gordon Williams
  • English
  • Italian
Print Info
  • Color
  • 4K DCP
  • 175 mins
  • Paramount Pictures

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A brighter summer day (program note), San Francisco Film Society, 2012

In conversation with Francis Ford Coppola (program note), Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey, 2011

The Godfather wars (article), Vanity Fair, Mark Seal, 2009

The Godfather (program note), Harvard Film Archive, 2004

The Godfather collection (review), Variety, Todd McCarthy, 2001

The Godfather trilogy (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2000

The Godfather: 25th anniversary (press kit), Paramount Pictures, 1997

Kiss of death (article), Sight and Sound, Lynne Tillman, 1992

Bibliography: Francis Ford Coppola and The Godfather (bibliography), Pacific Film Archive, 1992

Offer Coppola didn't refuse (article), Los Angeles Times, Dennis Hunt, 1992

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