The Godfather: The Best Film Ever Made

Marlon Brando as Don VIto Corleone in a poster for “The Godfather”

Bee Sackett, Reporter

Fellow reporter Blake Darmante recently wrote an article claiming a different film to be one of the best ever made, his (frankly insane) article is linked here:

The year is 1972, and the greatest movie ever made has just been released. Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, and James Caan, no one knew “The Godfather” would grow to be considered one of, if not the greatest movie ever made. One of many phenomenal films directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “The Godfather,” along with its sequel “The Godfather Part II,” won the Academy Award for Best Picture the year it was released.

One factor that really adds to “The Godfather’s” clout is the fact that it was filmed in only 62 days, while most masterpieces of the same caliber take years to film. This, along with innumerable other factors, are what make “The Godfather” even more impressive. “The Godfather” not only became the greatest film ever made, but it gave a start to the career of Al Pacino, who is now considered one of Hollywood’s greatest assets.

Beyond merely its production, “The Godfather” is a beautifully written movie based on a beautifully written novel. Every moment of the film is filled with suspense, heartbreak, and on occasion, pure adrenaline. Some may say that it is a slow film, and this is valid. Despite the fact that it is over three hours long, the movie flies by if the viewer focuses on the details. Watching “The Godfather” will transport you into the world of 1940’s mobland New York, and it will make you feel as though you are a member of the Corleone crime family. You will laugh, cry, cheer, and be left to contemplate the ending for days. Not enjoying Francis Ford Coppola’s classic, “The Godfather,” is a crime that will leave anyone sleeping with the fishes.