Mafia Assassination related movies is totally overpowered by the Godfather trilogy, popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made. Critics describes the movies as overflowing with life, rich with emotion. It’s hard to find a moment in the films that is not outstanding and the Godfather movies lives up to the term masterpiece.
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The Godfather, first of the trilogy was released in 1972 by director Francis Ford Coppola starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and James Caan. The movie won 3 Oscars and over other 30 Awards and was nominated for 19 other awards. Godfather introduces moviegoers to the aging head of a famous crime family that decides to transfer his position to a subaltern and a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family. A war breaks out between the leading families with revenge, murder and deportation until the favourable successor finally takes over. Godfather’s budget was estimated at $6,000,000, first weekend at the box office brought in $223,758 USA and up to 2 May 1997 the movie gross was at $134,821,952.
The Godfather: Part II was released in the USA on the 20th of December 1974, produced by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie stars Al Pacino, Robert de Niro and Robert Duvell and focusses on the early career life of Vito Corleone in the New York during the 1920’s. While his son Michael tightens his grip on his own crime syndicate and expands from Nevada to Lake Tahoe. The saga continues with the Corleone family and Vito Corleone as they live life in Sicily and New York round about 1910. Michael Corleone is followed in the 1950’s as he is getting into his new found role and attempts to increase the business into Hollywood, Cuba and Las Vegas. The Godfather II was estimated on a budget of $13,000,00 and had a gross of $57,300,00 in the USA. The movie won 6 Oscars and another 13 Awards and was nominated for 16 more.
The Godfather: Part III get audiences queuing outside movie theatres in December 1990 with the USA release again directed by Francis Ford Coppa. The movie was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 4 with 12 more other nominations. Leading roles went to Al Pachino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia. The final instalment of the trilogy focuses on an aging Don Michael Corleone seeking to legitimize the crime family’s interests and to finally remove himself from the underworld of violence. He is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While attempting to link the Corleone’s moneys with the Vatican, Michael is forced to deal with the manoeuvrings of a voracious gangster seeking to upset the Mafioso order and a protégé’s love affair with his daughter. The Godfather III estimated budget was $54,000,000 and gross in the USA $66,676,062.
The Godfather became one of the most popular movies of all time, which gave birth to two sequels, the 1st a masterpiece in itw own right, launching film careers for several significan actors and canged forever what audiences would expect when it entering a theatre. The amazing cast includes actors such as Al Pachino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall who have taken their places among the most successful actors.
Today the Godfather films are classic reference points in American culture, but they startled audience’s whey they were released and combined styles and genres in a completely excited new way.