Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Godfather Part IV

Author: Corey
Location: LA

"The Godfather Part IV"

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos & Nichols Cage
Story by Mario Puzo
Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola
Music by Carmine Coppola (taken from previous films)

Principal Cast:

Nicholas Cage as Vito Corleone
Scott Caan as Sonny Corleone
Brandon Routh as Michael Corleone
Jason Schwartzman as Fredo Corleone
Mark Wahlberg as Tom Hagen
James Gandolfini as Pete Clemenza
Tony Sirico as Sal Tessio
Vin Diesel as Luca Brasi
Sofia Coppola as (young) Connie Corleone
Kirsten Dunst as Kay Adams
Giovanni Rabisi as Carlo Rizzi
Talia Shire as (old) Connie Corleone
Andy Garcia as Vincent Mancini-Corleone

"The crime syndicate is back with an all new look"

A fourth installment of this classic saga of family and crime was started before the sad passing of Mario Puzo. Francis Ford Coppola picks up where Puzo left off. The majority of the film focuses on the years in the 30's of the Corleone family leading up to the start of the first film with Connie Corleone's wedding. The film centers on the life of Sonny Corleone and his role in the family with how he and his father became even more powerful in the 30's. There are also scenes of Michael Corleone fighting in World War II with and how he met his wife Kay Adams. Finally, there are a few flashforward scenes with Vincent Mancini controlling the family in the late 90's. Taking place right after the death of Michael Corleone, Vincent, with the help of an elderly Connie Corleone, tries to keep the family alive.

Release Date: December 5, 2007

What the Press Would Say:

IA fourth installment to this interesting and exciting set of films gets even better. This new film brings Francis Ford Coppola back into his form as a wonderful director. This stunning new version should get audiences that are movie buffs and also regular goers because of it's fantastic story, but even the Godfather series buffs won't be disappointed. This tells us what happened before the start of the first film and after the end of the third film. There are brilliant performances all around, but the most eye dropping is Nicholas Cage. At first thought he would not fill the shoes of a Vito Corleone because of his age, but his look and voice make him outstanding. Helping him along the way are fantastic young actors with the likes of Scott Caan and Brandon Routh. Also, there are the Coppola family regulars starring, such as Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Talia Shire, Giovanni Rabisi and Sofia Coppola herself in a different role than in the third film . But her beautiful performance as the young and naive Connie makes her unnoticeble. This film makes up for the bad reviews the third film received, putting this series back on top as one of the best of all time.

Best Picture-Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Nicholas Cage
Best Director-Francis Ford Coppola
Best Screenplay-Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Best Actor-Nicholas Cage
Best Supporting Actor-Scott Caan
Best Supporting Actor-Brandon Routh
Best Costume Design
Best Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography

Oscar Nominations:

Best Picture
Best Director: Scorsese
Best Actress: Smith
Best Supporting Actor: Jones
Best Supporting Actor: Hurt
Best Original Screenplay: Zallian
Best Score: Williams

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