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Editor's Note: Our Favorite Movie

| By Marvin R. Shanken | From The Godfather, March/April 2022
Editor's Note: Our Favorite Movie
Just the other day I picked up the phone and called the Godfather’s father, Francis Ford Coppola. I had one important question for him. I wanted to know how he felt today looking back 50 years to when he directed The Godfather . His answer? “It was an offer I couldn’t refuse, and it changed my life.” What he said immediately reminds us of one of the movie’s famous lines (“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,”) spoken by the Godfather himself, Don Vito Corleone, played masterfully by Marlon Brando, who won an Oscar for his performance. And just as that film changed Coppola’s life, it made an indelible mark on the American cinema landscape. It’s a movie …
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