- Somehow I knew most of what happened in the movie. The details of the gang wars, no, but the lives of the Corleones, yes. I must have gleaned it from the movie reviews and the conversations of friends. Does this count toward mythic status--is knowing what happens to Sonny without seeing the movie like knowing about Penelope's loom without reading The Odyssey?
- I wonder what it would be like to have seen Marlon Brando's Don Vito without having seen 40 years of imitations. But that hardly matters, for I doubt I'd remember by now.
- They didn't miss an ethnic stereotype. Well, maybe the Germans, as represented by Tom Hagen, got off easy, but I suppose they couldn't fit everything in.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Saturday we watched The Godfather on iTunes. Neither of us had seen it before, though I recall watching a bit of part two on TV. It was quite a movie, but apart from that I found it interesting because