The Godfather, Part III
Reviewed in February 2010
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Sofia Coppola, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Talia Shire, Bridget Fonda, Franc D'Ambrosio, George Harrison, Raf Vallone, John Savage. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo (based on the novel by Mario Puzo).

Photo © 1990 Paramount Pictures
Particularly low, slow, and portentous theme-music reprise; slow tracks over decrepit waterside stone properties; (Xanadu?); Charitable-work party narr by AP in vo, 1979, now living in NY; Anthony and Mary, but AP misses them (mom raised them & supervised education); dissolve fb to Fredo's assassination, amid church ceremony; DK arriving in back of church; press kits vs. questions from press about Mob ties and villainy; AG almost in fisticuffs about getting into party; and heeeeeeeere's Sofia, struggling even with lines like "Hi, Vincent. I remember you"; resurrection of Sicily, $100 million for the poor of Sicily from Vito Corleone; AP upset that Anthony wants to quit law school for music; AP: "Every family... has bad... memories"; A: "I will always be your sun, but I will never having anything to do with your business" black, copper, and burgundy; DK has shown up perfectly color-matched!; Tony knows that you killed Fredo; I think that was a shameful ceremony; Vincent is Al's bastard son?; and Joe Mantegna is against him?; he's in leather-jacket street-hood clothes; Talia bitching about how JM has ruined their old enterprise in NYC; AG awfully quick on the temper-trigger; AP doesn't seem like the same guy; AG bites JM's ear, gets invited into family photo, as cermony just drags on; cake and dancing (Oscar clip); C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Garcia
Best Adapted Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo
Best Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Best Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis; Gary Fettis
Best Film Editing: Barry Malkin, Lisa Fruchtman, and Walter Murch

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Franics Ford Coppola
Best Actor (Drama): Al Pacino
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Garcia
Best Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo
Best Original Score: Carmine Coppola
Best Original Song: "Promise Me You'll Remember"

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