The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II (56:42)

Godfather Part II Mike & Fredo

The crime sage continues in our 88th edition of the T100P. Al Pacino and John Cazale are outstanding, although the rest of the cast kills it too. Francis Coppola’s second-most worshipped film also features Robert De Niro aping Brando as young Vito. Is this the equal of Part I…or even better? Our long chat about a long movie requires your rapt attention! And to get through our opus, order up some Sparkplug Coffee.

LINKS:

The Godfather Part II and Mario Puzo’s Godfather novel on Wikipedia

Robert Duvall on IMDb

Diane Keaton on IMDb

Talia Shire on IMDb

Mario Puzo on IMDb

AFI’s Top 100 lists

Sight & Sound 2012 poll…and since 1952

1974 Academy Award winners and nominees

1974 in film

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Michael and Fredo break up on YouTube

Michael smites his enemies, including his own brother, on YouTube

“You broke my heart” on YouTube

The Godfather Part III ending (major spoilers if you’ve never seen the flick)

Godfather Part II wins Best Picture and Best Director Oscars on YouTube

The Godfather and Citizen Kane on IMDb

The Godfather and Citizen Kane T100P podcasts

Goodfellas and The Godfather Part III on IMDb

Previously on the T100P: Chinatown

Next week on the T100P: Nashville

One thought on “The Godfather Part II (1974)

  1. I watched Godfather II once about ten years ago, and the only thing I remember about it is that of the trilogy, this was the film that took the longest to drive me crazy with boredom. I had actually planned to re-watch II and III shortly after I re-watched the first film last summer, but I changed my mind after the first one completely failed to do it for me. Life’s too short.

    I also remember, just in case you’re not quite bewildered enough with me yet, that I didn’t dislike Part III any more than I had the first two.

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