BeirutNightLife.com would like to wish The Godfather a very happy anniversary! That’s right! on March 15, 1972 The Godfather hit movie screens. In the four decades since, it has become acknowledged as one of the greatest movies of all time. A title it most definitely deserves.
For those of you who didn’t know The Godfather film was based on a book of the same name written by author Mario Puzo. Director Francis Ford Coppola directed the movie while actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall and many more accepted, as the Godfather would say, “an offer he [in this case they] can’t refuse”.
The first Godfather film received 11 well-deserved Academy Award Nominations as well as took home the awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screen Play. Two sequels followed, The Godfather II in 1974 and The Godfather III in 1990.
I am sure many of you will agree that the individuals behind this film created what is known as cinematic genius. We at BNL salute that team on this incredible film.
Happy 40th Anniversary to The Godfather.
Time Entertainment has released 40 facts you didn’t know about The Godfather, all equally as interesting. Check them out by clicking HERE
Example: Fun fact about The Godfather: Cat caught his…sound
As Don Corleone calmly explains his idea of “friendship” to the undertaker Bonasera, the first nearly full-body shot of the don reveals an unexpected guest: A gray and white cat sitting in Marlon Brando’s lap.
“The cat in Marlon’s hands was not planned for,” director Francis Ford Coppola said later.
“I saw the cat running around the studio, and took it and put it in his hands without a word.” Brando apparently loved children and animals, and it became part of the scene. But it also nearly ruined the shot.
When the sound crew listened to Brando’s dialogue, they couldn’t understand a word he was saying and feared they would have to use subtitles. The problem wasn’t Brando but the cat, whose purring wrecked the sound. You can still hear it on the sound track.