The Godfather Movie Essay

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4. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) (USA)
Starring: James Stewart, Donne Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Director: Frank Capra
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family

This Christmas fantasy film is one of all-time favorite family movie. Due to its Christmas theme it is America’s favorite holiday time movie to watch. This movie is highly acclaimed all over the world. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. It was in AFI’s top 100 American movies list and top inspiring movies list as well.

Plot Summary: George Bailey is a good-hearted yet frustrated man. He feels a sense of obligation towards the community and feels tied down due to family obligations and a company he doesn’t have any interest in due to which he was never able to fulfill his life dreams and ambitions. He is tired of fulfilling everyone’s needs but his own. Due to a big mishap in his company he decides to contemplate
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The Godfather (1972) (USA)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Director: Francis Ford Cappola
Genre: Drama, Crime

The Godfather is widely accepted as the best movie of all time. It was ranked 2nd AFI’s list of top 100 films. It won 3 Academy Awards. It is one of the most influential films of all time. It has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Plot Summary: Don Corleone is the head of a mafia group. As he ages he decides to transfer his power to his son. This leads to a series of events which result in a war between the families.

What makes it so special: The Godfather has compelling dialogues and Al Pacino’s acting is amazing in this influential movie. It showed the crime genre in a new way which renewed the interest of the viewers. The lighting, editing and camera effects of this movie are almost perfect.

8. Gone With The Wind (!939) (USA)
Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
Director: Victor Fleming, George Cucor
Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Gone With The Wind is a movie that everyone has heard of. It was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won an astounding 10 of

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