Sunday, 18 October 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 306: Mon Nov 2

The Godfather (Coppola, 1972): Royal Albert Hall, 7.30pm

Here is the Royal Albert Hall introduction to this special evening:
Following the extraordinary success of the sold out World Premiere at the Hall in 2014, The Godfather Live, a celebration of the crime classic regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made, returns to London’s most iconic venue.
Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless masterpiece The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino and winner of three Academy Awards, will be shown on the big screen whilst Nino Rota’s immortal score is performed simultaneously by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Justin Freer.
Chicago Reader review:
The ultimate family film. Francis Ford Coppola gives full due to the themes of clannish insularity that made Mario Puzo's novel a best seller, though his heart seems to be with Al Pacino's lonely, willful isolation. This 1972 feature is sharp, entertaining, and convincing—discursive, but with a sense of structure and control that Coppola hasn't achieved since.
Dave Kehr
Here (and above) is the trailer.

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