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Old 04-18-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Maine
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All good choices so far. Godfather I & II are the standards by which all others are judged. Some of the finest films ever made in any genre.

Mean Streets is also excellent. A very influential film and one of Scorsese's best.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Does anyone agree with my feeling that Godfather II was better than Godfather I?

I thought De Niro's Vito Corleone was fantastic.

Part III wasn't as bad as some make out.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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In this particular order:

The Godfather I & II
Goodfellas
Casino
Road to Perdition
Last Man Standing
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Great list. I would like to add The Untouchables (1987), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Last Man Standing (1996)
I have to read gooder next time Thanks for this great thread
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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... but I'll give you a slightly obscure one, "Gotti", starring Armand Assante.
Yes. Absolutely. I enjoyed that one.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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Am I the only one who thinks Godfather movies are such a bore and drag with all their family/emotions baloney
You might be.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Does anyone agree with my feeling that Godfather II was better than Godfather I?

I thought De Niro's Vito Corleone was fantastic.

Part III wasn't as bad as some make out.
I do. I think II was better. Anybody ever see The Godfather Saga? It was a chronological edit, starting with Vito Andolini (Corleone) as a boy in Sicily.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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The saga was very well done, especially with the extra scenes that were not in the original movies.

Godfather III, if it was made on it's own, would have been a fine movie. But as the follow up to two absolute all-time classics, it just couldn't hold it's own by comparison.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Loved Casino and I happen to be watching The Departed right now. I may be a bit partial to that as it was filmed around me so everywhere they are in the movie I pretty much recognize.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I absolutely loved the Godfather (both 1 and 2, but 1 more than 2). I also liked Once Upon a Time in America. Both have great acting, an intriguing plot and excellent character development.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: southern california
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hands down
the roaring 20's with james cagney
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