film 5 of 5

The Godfather

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jul 10, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw #TheGodfather. Weegee, by Visconti.

#TheGodfather. Ridiculously, almost ponderously handsome. Their craft raises potential/otherwise squalor to exalted heights.

#TheGodfather. This is the other way (contra Sergio Leone, say) to make a film opera. Luxury, extravagance, even excess, …

… not as faults, but as first principles. The better to linger, inhabit, become immersed in. Is the plot mere or pure pulp? …

… Doesn’t matter. What choruses, quartets, duets and arias!