The Godfather is one of those rare films that has the quintessential plot and the quality of an Academy Award-winning script. Marlon Brando's character, Vito Corleone, epitomizes the Italian American spirit: tough, proud, greedy and, above all, successful. When his own son is killed at the age of 14 by a hooded assailant (Marlon Brando's first acting role), he turns the rage on those who have abused him - not just his own family, but also those of other Italian Americans (his cousins and friends). Brando's character wants to avenge his son and wants to get his hands on the family fortune which was left to him when his own father died in a plane crash. The Godfather can be seen as the early Americaniser in this genre, as an emblem of how immigrants could succeed after generations of hardship. Like the stories told about the newcomers to America during the Wild West years, The Godfather paints an American picture of a hard-working family striving to make ends meet.
Marlon Brando had some trouble trying to adapt to English after studying it in Italy, and some of the dialogue and physical gestures in the film are quite strange for an Italian actor. But Brando turns in one of the finest performances of his career, in which every scene with him is a treasure. It is probably his best known role. His portrayal of the headstrong and ambitious Corleone is unforgettable, as are his intimidating walk and many of the facial expressions. The Godfather paved the way for several more great movies, including The Deerhunter, Some Like it Hot, The Man With One Red Shoe and On the Waterfront.
The Godfather, like many Italian horror movies, is available to watch on DVD now. It can also be found on video on the internet, which provides yet another alternative to watching the movie on the big screen. You can enjoy the entire film on DVD, and if you prefer you can rent it online, where you will find a wide array of high quality movies to choose from.
As previously mentioned, if you don't own the movie, you may want to rent it online. If you do own the DVD, there are several online stores that offer the film at reasonable prices. You can also save the movie on your computer and watch it from there. If you prefer to purchase the DVD online, remember to read the customer reviews to see what other consumers thought about the movie before making your final decision.
One of the greatest advantages to watching movies online is that you can save money. Even in today's economy, DVD rentals are usually a very good deal. Not only will you have saved money on your movie ticket, but you will also have avoided paying extortionate movie theater fees. Some websites even offer membership discounts, which will help lower your overall cost.
One of the greatest scenes from The Father is the exchange between Mario and the priest who castrate him for being a Squire. The movie is full of brutality, but it was an important part of the movie. Many directors would never show this scene because of its content. In fact, the scene made The Father one of the most violent movies ever. Luckily for us, there are plenty of modern-day movies with plenty of violence and no nudity, so you don't have to worry about The Father.