7/28/14: The Big Lebowski

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[The Dude] “Let me explain something to you, man, while I sip this Caucasian. Um, today, I am not Paulie. And I’m sure as Hell not Mr. Marino. Today, I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, El Dude-Marino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. Back in Waterbury, there was this friend of mine… a fella I wanna tell ya about, man. Fella by the name of Dave Biello, man. Now this story I’m about to unfold took place back in 1983 when I was first got married & we lived in the 2nd floor apartment of a Victorian. Dave was a huge Deadhead, a good man. He was one of us. Even if he drank too much. He was a lot of fun, man, until the end of the night when he was drunk & belligerent. Most of the time he was a pacifist. But not at the end of the night, man. That’s when we all used to call him The Monster. If he fell asleep, ‘Don’t wake up the monster, man!’. One night after a party in our apartment, The Monster fell asleep on the sofa. I woke up around 3:00 a.m. to some rumbling in the living room, ya know, man? Dave had his weiner out, a window to the porch open, and he was babbling about the toilet. Well to Hell with that, man! I woke The Monster; and stopped him from peeing out onto the porch. Instead, he peed on my rug! The Monster peed on The Dude’s rug. On 11/3/07, Dave died of a heart attack & 3 days later we committed his final mortal remains to the earth which he loved so well.” You know, man, I was watching Beauty & the Beast the other day & thinkin’: We were kinda afraid The Monster back then, but what really sucks is “no one pees on El Dude-Marino’s rug anymore! [Normal voice] Good night, Little Prince.

Jeff Bridges, the voice of The Aviator in Mark Osborne’s 2015 animated feature, The Little Prince, stars as The Dude, in The Coen Brothers The Big Lebowski. The Dude, a slacker who loves to party & go bowling, has disavowed his given name, Jeffrey Lebowski. One day, he’s mistaken for the rich paraplegic, Jeffrey ‘The Big’ Lebowski (David Huddleston) who owes someone a lot of money. The Dude is roughed up to expedite the payment & one of the Thugs, the Chinaman Woo (Philip Moon), pees on his rug. The Dude’s best friends are his bowling teammates, very bi-polar & hilarious Walter (John Goodman) and dim-witted Donny (Steve Buschemi). The story is told by The Stranger (Sam Elliott). Julianne Moore & Philip Seymour Hoffman are fantastic as The Big Lebowski’s daughter, Maude, an artist who paints in the nude, and Brandt, his sycophantic assistant.

The Big Lebowski received no Oscar nominations. The Coens have many & 4 wins; plus 2 nominations as Roderick Jaynes, their Film Editor pseudonym. Other siblings in the movie industry who’ve worked together on films include: The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges & his brother Beau (The Fabulous Baker Boys); Charlie Sheen & Emilio Estevez (Young Guns and Men at Work); Casey & Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone and Good Will Hunting); Walt & Roy O. Disney worked on 6 films together including Steamboat Willie; Jake Gyllenhaal was Donnie Darko and Maggie played his sister; Francis Ford Coppola’s sister is Talia Shire (Connie in the Godfather trilogy); The Marxes were Brothers. The Coens are the best director brothers, but Andy & Larry Wachowski (The Matrix) are the most interesting. In 2008, Larry became Lana. Oh, and the Kaufman twins, Charlie & Donald, nominated for their Screenplay Adaptation for Adaptation. in 2003 at the 75th Oscars. But Donald doesn’t exist. Charlie wrote him. That’s the Academy’s tale of mistaken identity; and at the end of this Blog, you’ll find the trailer for The Coen Brothers’ tale of mistaken identity, The Big Lebowski. 4 Stars!

 

7/25/14: Amadeus (9/19/14)

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Some of you know how much I love Jerry Garcia. On 4/23/77, [reverently] “he came…to the Springfield Civic Center. That night…changed my life. I was quite immobile – in a sling with my left arm badly broken & my left shoulder shattered. Everyone else was dancing wildly. On the stage, he looked like nothing, wearing a black t-shirt & brown corduroys. The lights…were simple, almost comic: Like a rusty squeezebox. When the music started, it was just a pulse – bass & rhythm section. Then suddenly – high above it – lead guitar, a single note, hanging there unwavering, until Jerry’s vocals took over & sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no performance by an aging hippie! This was a music I’d never heard; filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it made me tremble. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.” And I went on “searching for the sound”, seeing shows by the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Band whenever possible; a total of [slowly] 115 more times; the last on 6/25/95 – RFK Stadium. Then, on 8/9/95, “that fateful day”: “The day…the music…died!” It all ended. Cindy called me at The Hartford and told me to sit down. She said, “Jerry died!”. My response was, “Jerry who?” And then it hit me. It’s impossible to describe how traumatic it was! “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror & were silenced.” Our connection was so close though I never met this genius that I felt certain in the days to come that it was my fault. I was not trying to be my best & this was my punishment. “Alas, poor Jerry, I knew him, Horatio!” “Jerryyyyy! Jerry, I confess, I killed you! Forgive me, Jerry!”

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Music is like no other art form. For those of us of a certain mentality, it can drive you crazy. And that’s one of the themes Miloš Forman explores in Amadeus. F. Murray Abraham is composer Antonio Salieri in an insane asylum in 1823 telling Father Vogler (Richard Frank) the story of his relationship with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), that began more than 40 years earlier. He’s was put in the asylum relatively recently because he blames himself for Mozart’s death and, as a result, tried to commit suicide. Salieri is simultaneously obsessively jealous of & sycophantically in awe of Wolfgang & his music. Hulce was nominated for Best Actor in 1985 at the 57th Academy Awards; Abraham took home the Oscar. 2 more great performances: Elizabeth Berridge as Stanze, Mozart’s wife; and Jeffrey Jones as Emperor Joseph.

 

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Amadeus was nominated for 9 additional Oscars, winning 7 of them, including Best Director and Picture. Best Picture was presented by a 77 year old Sir Laurence Olivier who, beginning to show signs of dementia, opened the envelope & read the winner but not the nominees. Although music crucial to the picture, it was not nominated for Best Song or Original Score. Because, of course, the score – the music which accompanies the action & sets the mood for the film, or in this case drives the action & mood – is not original; much of it is Mozart; a bit Salieri. Amadeus’ soundtrack is fantastic. A film’s soundtrack differs from its score in that the soundtrack is a product that accompanies the film for independent or packaged sale, consisting of some or all of its music. These days, soundtracks are sold on CD. The first soundtrack was a package of 78 RPM records of the music of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. All but 2 tracks of Amadeus’ 2 CD Soundtrack LP are Mozart. So watch the trailer below then add the movie to your Netflix Queue.  4 Stars! “Well, there it is.” http://www.hark.com/clips/jfkwbnrbhh-laughing

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7/22/14: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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[Python] Greetings. “I’m Sir Paulie the Blog, Knight of the Computer Table. And this is my coconut horse, Sir Bryan.” On 8/24/09, I was slicing potatoes on a mandoline without the guard on when, whoosh, my left middle finger was 1/8” shorter & spraying blood like Trevi Fountain. ‘This is bad.’, I thought, and my wife Cindy [Female Python] ‘Let’s go to the ER!’. [Python] “‘Tis but a scratch!’”, and off to the bathroom for [pick up] the electrical tape tourniquet while she finished preparing lunch. After a movie on DVD, I opened a 2nd bottle of wine & it burst open again. “‘I’ve had worse!’”, I told her as I re-tourniqueted. 4.5 hours & 3 bottles of wine after the original injury, I reached into the bookshelf for our 3rd DVD and, although nothing touched that finger, it was back to Trevi Fountain. “It’s just a flesh wound.” But she’d have no part of it. After just 5 minutes in the waiting room, a nurse came in with a chart. “‘Take me! Take me!’”, and she did. I told Dr. Palin how busy I was while he sealed the wound & when he was done, he said, [baritone] “‘Cindy, make sure Prince Charming over here doesn’t leave this room until I come & get him.’ [Female Python] ‘Not to leave the room. Even if you come and get him.’ [Baritone] ‘No, no. Until I come & get him.’ [Female Python] ‘I don’t need to do anything, apart from, uh, um…’ [Baritone] ‘Look, it’s quite simple. You just stay here & make sure he doesn’t leave the room.’ [Female Python] ‘Prince Charming, you mean?’ [Baritone] ‘Yes.’ [Python] ‘‘But you already fixed the bloody flesh wound!’ [Baritone] ‘Yes, but there’s a 90000 pence charge for the service.’” [Python] I put it on my American Express and, as you can see, “I got better.”

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[Normal] I know what you’re thinkin’, [Python] “‘What an eccentric performance!’” [Normal] Well, Monty Python called it quits as a comedy troupe on 7/23/14, so I felt it was appropriate to honor them in this way. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones’ 1975 Classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, stars the entire ensemble (Gilliam & Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese & the late Graham Chapman) at their unique, live action & low-speed animation best. They’re King Arthur & his Knights of the Round Table on a quest from a cynical God for The Holy Grail. The Pythons share the writing credits & all play multiple roles in this timeless spoof of Christianity, Arthurian legend, logic, science, history,…everything!

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This beloved comedy’s 97 Rotten Tomatoes speaks volumes. But without the best selling album ever at the time – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – it might never have been released. The band members were such fans of the ensemble that some of the profits from the record were invested in The Holy Grail. Scores of great motion pictures starred an ensemble cast, meaning there is no true male and/or female lead. The first known ensemble cast movie, D.W. Griffith’s 3¼ hour silent epic, Intolerance: Loves Struggle Throughout the Ages, from 1916 tells 4 interwoven tales. Most ensembles, like the Pythons in The Holy Grail, have a common goal: 12 Angry Men; Pulp Fiction; The Breakfast Club; American Graffiti; The Poseidon Adventure; Murder by Death; Flatliners; GoodFellas; and The Lord of the Rings trilogy to name a few. But the most interesting use of an ensemble cast is when their lives connect as the plot unfolds, as in: Intolerance; Crash; Babel; and Stephen Daldry’s The Hours which you’ll find my Blog of here along with Pulp Fiction, The Breakfast Club and American Graffiti. [Python] Now, as your champion, I demand your enthusiastic approval of & attention to Terrys Gilliam & Jones’ Monty Python and the Holy Grail which you may behold by clicking the link below! 4 Stars!

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7/18/14: The Breakfast Club

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Growing up & still to this day, one of my best friends, is my true cousin Frank, 3 years my junior. If you’ve never heard the term, a true cousin is one with whom you’re a cousin from both parental sides, and the relationship is a closer blood-line than half-siblings. To be clear, my Mom & Frank’s dad, Uncle Freddie, were brother & sister; and my Dad & Frank’s mom, Aunt Rosie, were also brother & sister. Fred & Rose had two boys: Danny is 2 years the elder. He’s an anesthesiologist who was spoiled & cruel as a boy. [Monty Python voice] “He got better.” [Andy the Jock] When Frankie was 8, a major family scandal ensued when “Danny duct taped Frankie to the dogwood tree in the front yard; across his forehead, mouth, chest, abdomen & legs. He left him there for over an hour, until Uncle Freddie got home & found him like that. When Freddie pulled the tape off, a big chunk of Frank’s hair came off & some…some skin, too. And the bizarre thing is that Danny did it for his mother. He tortured this poor kid because he wanted her to see how competitive he was. Rosie was always going off about how Danny was going to go to medical school. When I heard about it, all I could think about was Frankie & the humiliation he must have felt. And Uncle Freddie & Aunt Rosie’s friggin’ humiliation over a totally misconstrued attitude to ‘Win! Win! Win!’” [Normal] Danny & Frankie get along famously now and Dr. Dan is good man, husband & father. Kids do some strange things to impress their parents, I guess; to try to close the natural generation gap.

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John Hughes’ vastly academically underrated 1985 dramedy explores that theme. I say vastly underrated because the link to the following YouTube lists it’s scholarly accolades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOlh-g2dxrI. Want me to repeat ‘em? No Oscar nominations; no Golden Globe nominations; no American Film Institute listings (though it was nominated thrice); nothing! Except a huge cult following & 91 Rotten Tomatoes. Its ensemble cast – Anthony Michael Hall as Brian, the brain; Emilio Estevez as Andy, the athlete; Ally Sheedy as Allison, the basket case; Molly Ringwold as Claire, the princess; and Judd Nelson as Bender, the criminal – who seemingly have nothing in common learn they have everything in common while on detention on Saturday March 24, 1984 in the Shermer (IL) High School Library under the watch of the bitter Assistant Principal Dick Vernon (Paul Gleason). Hughes cameos as Brian’s Father in an uncredited role.

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Hughes had The Breakfast Club ad-lib the entire library scene where they reveal why they got detention. Some other iconic cinematic ad-libs: Indiana’s shooting of the ninja in Raiders; over half of Sgt. Hartman’s lines in Full Metal Jacket were ad-libbed; “Warriors, come out to play-ay!”; the screenplay read “Leave the gun.” Richard Castellano as Clemenza added “Take the cannolis.”; remember when Chief Brody tells Quint, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” in Jaws; “Heeerrre’s Johnny!”; “I’m walkin’ he-ya!” was the result of a NYC cabbie ignoring the street closed for filming sign during Midnight Cowboy; DeNiro’s entire mirror soliloquy in Taxi Driver including, of course, “You talkin’ to me?”; and when Stanley told Malcolm McDowell to ad-lib during the rape scene of A Clockwork Orange, the world got the “I’m singin’ in the rain!” kick in the head! And yes, guys, there are a number of other ad-libs in John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club but revealing them would be something of a spoiler. So watch the trailer for this great cult Classic below, then add it to your Netflix Queue; but “don’t you forget about me”! 4 Stars!

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6/28/14: Pretty Woman (1990)

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Remember how long I was gone last year for Summer vacation. Did you miss me? I sure missed you guys. When I first booked the trip & told my wife about, she was a Pretty excited Woman. ‘Cin, I just booked a vacation. “We’re gonna be in New Smyrna Beach FL from 6/27-7/15.’ ‘Really?’, she said. ‘Yes. Would you consider spending 19 days there with me?’ ‘Okay but you have to be at my beck & call.’ ‘I’d love to be your beck & call girl.’, I replied. ‘But we’re gonna need a lot of spending money.’, she responded/ ‘Alright, give me a ballpark figure. How much will we need?’ ‘18 nights, 19 days. 4000.’ ‘18 nights at $100 per night is $1800.’ ‘You’re gonna wanna party during the day too. You know how you love Chases Tiki Bar!’ ‘2000.’ ‘3000.’, she countered. ‘Done!’ ‘Oh my God! Hahahaha! But I gotta get some clothes for the vacation.’ ‘ Okay, and bring back travelers checks.’” ‘Don’t’ you remember what your oldest brother John told you about traveler’s checks?’ ‘No, remind me.’ ‘When he flew your Dad to his house in FL when he was 90, John asked him if he needed get travelers checks, and Dad said, ‘I stopped using them. They’re too old fashioned.’ Needless to say, we brought the travelers checks. To me, “a retired business analyst living mainly on a pension”, financial security is very much like a classic movie. Both are very beautiful. “And it’s very difficult to let go of something so beautiful”, something I do specifically for the Pretty Woman that I married 30 years ago. But sometimes you have to. I quit AAA so I won’t be getting them any longer.

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While we were there, I prepared to host Garry Marshall’s 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman. It stars Richard Gere as Edward Lewis, a filthy rich New York City corporate raider in L.A. to purchase a large, financially unstable company that he plans to break up & sell off in parts ala Gordon Gekko. In New York, he only travels by limo and, as a result, he can barely drive a standard & his sense of direction is terrible. He gets lost in L.A. on his way to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and ends up in the red-light section of Hollywood Blvd. where he asks Vivian (Julia Roberts), a hooker, for directions. Roberts was nominated for Best Actress, Pretty Woman’s only Oscar nomination at the 63rd Academy Awards. She agrees to bring Edward there personally for $20 & his romance w/ the Pretty Woman begins. Watch for great performances by Jason Alexander as Edward’s self-absorbed lawyer Philip Stuckey, and Hector Elizondo as Barney Thompson, the Wilshire’s GM.

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The opera Edward takes Vivian to see is La Traviata (The Woman Who Strayed), the story of a prostitute who falls in love with a rich man. It’s a play within a play, a plot technique where a segment or scene from a different piece is performed for the characters. It’s often used to parallel the action or symbolize what’s happening to the characters. Hamlet has the most known example. He says, “The play’s the thing wherein I shall catch the conscious of the King” expecting his uncle, King Claudius’ reaction will prove he murdered Hamlet’s father. Adaptation. and The French Lieutenant’s Woman are 2 great films that take place essentially within other pieces, a book & a movie respectively. Woody Allen invites us to watch as Cecilia (Mia Farrow) goes to see The Purple Rose of Cairo over & over until Jeff Daniels’ character comes off the screen to talk to her. And it’s kinda what I do here. Think about it. “So welcome to A Life Wasted on Jerry! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here! This is my Blog: Land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’. This is A Life Wasted on Jerry. Always time to dream! Now watch click the link below & dream about Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman.”

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6/21/14: The Godfather Part II

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Paulie’s the name. I’m an old hippie. Always have been, I suppose. Despite the fabricated reputation that hippies are all about a lack of hygiene, a deficiency in intelligence & fear of education, we’re clean, bright & erudite. We adore art & music, and love to travel. Especially, back in the day, to see Jerry play. “Those were the great old days, you know. And we were everywhere, like the Roman Empire. The Grateful Dead family was like the Roman Empire.” Now you’ll find us at the beach, especially on the East Coast of FL. “I’m a retired business analyst living on a pension. That was the business I chose because I like to vacation in New Smyrna Beach FL, and I wish to live there as a hippie in the twilight of my life.” We’ve been going there for 15 years; thrice a year, every year, for the last 10. I once promised my wife, Cindy, we’d move there when I retired. “Let me think of what I once told her: ‘In five years the Marino family will be completely, legitimately debt free, and we’ll be able to move to New Smyrna.’ That was seven years ago. You know, I’m still trying, darling.” I want to move out of Greater Waterbury where my family has been living since my grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Palazzo Adriano, Sicily in 1920. My brother John got out. He lives in the aptly named Oldsmar near Tampa. “There everything is about sports, especially baseball, football & bowling. I don’t like sporting events. John really enjoys watching them on the television in the afternoon.” Hippies prefer to go to the beach & tiki bars for conversation. Nobody really watches sports in New Smyrna. “That’s one of the things I like about that town.”

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In case you haven’t heard of it, New Smyrna Beach is 15 miles southeast of Daytona Beach, the same direction & distance that Palazzo Adriano is from Corleone, where Vito Andolini was born before he immigrated all alone to New York City in 1901 at just 9 years old (Oreste Baldini) as Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II begins. This great motion picture won 6 Oscars at the 47th Academy Awards in 1975, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay (Coppola & Mario Puzo), and Supporting Actor (Robert DeNiro). It was nominated for 5 more (including Al Pacino, Talia Shire & Lee Strasberg). When 9 year old Vito gets to Ellis Island, his hometown of Corleone is mistaken for his surname & legally changed forever. We next see Vito at 25 (DeNiro) in Little Italy standing up to neighborhood extortionist Don Fanucci (Gastone Moschin) and his legend is born. The film juxtaposes Vito in Little Italy & his youngest son Michael Corleone (Pacino), Don of the Corleone business in the late 50’s. Vito is fair & compassionate; Michael is brutal & paranoid! His marriage to Kay (Diane Keaton) and his relationships with his siblings, Fredo (John Cazale) & Connie (Shire), are rocky. Lee Strasberg, who ran the famed Method Acting school, The Actor’s Studio, in Hell’s Kitchen from 1951 until his death on 2/17/82, plays Miami businessman Hyman Roth. Elia Kazan, founded the school on 10/5/47 where his 1st protégé was Marlon Brando. He also directed the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire which starred Brando from 12/3/47 – 12/17/49; and 2 years later they collaborated on the film version. With The Method, created by Russian stage actor & director Constantin Stanislavski and refined by Strasberg, Kazan & Stella Adler (Brando’s favorite teacher), actors immerse themselves in their characters by relating their personal experiences to the roles even when not rehearsing & acting. So now, “I make you an offer you don’ refuse”: Watch the trailer below for a taste of Al Pacino, Co-President of the Actors Studio, as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II, then add the masterpiece to your Netflix Queue. 4 Stars!

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6/20/14: The Godfather

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In the summer of 2011, my ever-increasing age & salary were in stark contrast to The Hartford’s philosophy of cost-cutting & offshoring jobs to India. And middle management, like good lieutenants, was pressuring middle-aged men to quit through intimidation that would make the Mafia proud! On Monday 9/5/11, I’d come to a crossroads in my career at The Hartford after a particularly awful team meeting where my old witch of a manager, Linda, announced an immediate end to all telecommuting within the team. This came as a total surprise to all of us, especially me, since I was the only telecommuter on the team. So I went to my wife for advice. “‘I don’t know what to do, Cindy. I’m weak, emotionally weak. I used to be part of the picture. I just wish I could be right back on top, you know. But this… this man out there, he’s harassing me, and he’s the director of the department.’ ‘What’s his name?’ ‘Pomeroy! There’s no chance I’ll last the year. No chance! I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to do…’ ‘YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN, PAULIE!’, she screamed! ‘What’s the matter with you? ‘Oh, what do I do? What do I do?’ Ridiculous! Your review is tomorrow, right? Well, you always said you wanted to retire at 53, right? 52’s a year better.’ The next day, Linda told me what she expected of me over the next year. ‘Linda, I’ve had it with you & Pomeroy! You have a better chance of seeing me grow wings & fly around the word in 80 days than of me working for you in a year. I’m retiring…on Martin Luther King Day!’ I’m a hippie so that whole conflict embracement thing sickens me, so this was NOT the easiest conversation I ever had, to say the least. But it worked. 2 days later she called me & said, “‘I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.’”, and they gave me The Golden Handshake.

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Don Corleone’s (Marlon Brando) “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”, the most famous line from Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is the American Film Institute’s 2nd Greatest Movie Quote of All Time. It’s 1945 & The Don, the head of one of the 5 New York Mafia families, needs a successor. He’s resisting the Mafia’s philosophical change to get involved in underground drug trafficking. With the younger generation taking over, the negotiations that Corleone & the others embraced and which made them all rich during Prohibition & in the casino business are breaking down,  violently at times. He has 3 sons: Recently back from the War, college boy, Michael (Al Pacino) is the youngest; Sonny (James Caan), the oldest, has a bad temper; and his middle son, Fredo (John Cazale) is a dimwit. Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) is The Don’s “adopted son” and Kay (Diane Keaton) is Michael’s girlfriend. This masterpiece won 3 of the original 11 Oscars for which it was nominated in 1973 at the 45th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Actor (Brando) & Adapted Screenplay (Coppola & Mario Puzo). Nino Rota’s Best Score nomination was reviewed after it was determined that some of the music in it appeared first in his score for 1958’s Fortunella. The other 4 nominees remained intact but the 5th nominee was left to the Music Branch to determine between The Godfather and the remaining 5 of the top ten preliminary contenders. The Branch re-balloted & selected John Addison’s score for Sleuth.

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Early on, Michael tells Kay how his father got Johnny Fontane, the Frank Sinatra-like character (Al Martino), out of his contract with a bandleader. That’s based on a true story. Sinatra tried to buy out of his contract with Tommy Dorsey for $60000, but Dorsey refused. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra was packing houses with Sinatra crooning in front of the band. So Frank used his Mafia connections, and mob boss Willie Moretti put a gun in Tommy’s mouth he voided the contract for $1. Now, “I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse”: Watch the trailer linked below then add The Godfather to your Netflix Queue! 4 Stars!!

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