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Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Old 11-19-20, 05:40 PM
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Well, I "sort of" caved on this one - I asked for it as a Christmas present.

Still planning on buying the 4K trilogy next year.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

If its FFC's true vision of the film I wonder if that means we'll get a digitally de-aged Tom Hagen.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Good article from The New York Times.

In the final scene of “The Godfather Part III,” Michael Corleone, the aged protagonist of this epic crime drama, is left in solitude to contemplate his sins, gripped with guilt over actions that have devastated his family and the knowledge that he cannot change what he has done.Francis Ford Coppola, the director and co-screenwriter of the “Godfather” series, has never approached his work in quite the same way.

These three movies have won a combined nine Academy Awards, grossed more than $1.1 billion when adjusted for inflation and gained an exalted status in the popular consciousness. But rather than regard them as immutable monuments, Coppola has treated them like an unfinished painting he is free to update.

He has previously restored and reordered portions of the “Godfather” story, modifying its multigenerational tale of corruption, vengeance and family duty as his own ideas about storytelling have evolved.

Now he has turned his attention to “The Godfather Part III,” the 1990 film that took a more meditative approach to the Corleones. Unlike the near universal acclaim the first two movies enjoy, “Part III” is remembered as the Fredo of its family — the one that doesn’t really measure up. It was criticized for its lugubrious tone, convoluted plot and Coppola’s casting of his daughter, Sofia — now a celebrated filmmaker in her own right — as Michael’s doomed daughter, Mary.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/m...d-coppola.html
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

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Roger Ebert mentioned he was always opposed to the star-rating system but obliged because the newspapers liked the format. He preferred the simple yes/no recommendation while allowing the text to speak to what degree he enjoyed the film.

There were instances where a few films in his top ten list were given three 1/2 stars when a couple of four-star reviewed films from that same year were left off.
Now you are lucky if you get one mob movie in a year.

Coppola talked about the new cut.

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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

I was surprised how fast I got this from Amazon. It shipped out yesterday and I already got it this morning from UPS. I plan to marathon the whole series at some point soon. Been in the mood to want to watch the films.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

I ordered it on Oct 2 and no shipping notice so far
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

I just saw this on another forum

FYI, the digital code if redeemed via ITunes has both cuts of the movie. Part III can be found under the extras section.....
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/th...it-already-was
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Nope.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Flaws and all, I think THE GODFATHER III was a worthy finish to the original two movies.

The new cut, however, is worse. After viewing both movies back to back, it's safe to say that Coppola should have left well-enough alone.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

Well, shit
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

I just watched Coda on New Year's Day and it was great. I really enjoyed this version and it has never looked/sounded better. Until the 4K arrives, of course.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

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I just watched Coda on New Year's Day and it was great. I really enjoyed this version and it has never looked/sounded better. Until the 4K arrives, of course.
There is no doubt it looks and sounds great. I wish all the Blu-rays of THE GODFATHER was at that level of quality.

But the changes made for this cut are baffling and almost arbitrary, especially the otherwise very sad ending. Can't say anymore otherwise it will spoil the film.
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There is no doubt it looks and sounds great. I wish all the Blu-rays of THE GODFATHER was at that level of quality.

But the changes made for this cut are baffling and almost arbitrary, especially the otherwise very sad ending. Can't say anymore otherwise it will spoil the film.

I think this cut flows much better than the original cut, IMO. I dug the new beginning, the reworked ending, and the subsequent rearranging of some scenes.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

The new cut was dumb and the movie is still not good.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

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I think this cut flows much better than the original cut, IMO. I dug the new beginning, the reworked ending, and the subsequent rearranging of some scenes.
What really bothered me were the statements at the very end, right before the credits...I mean, WTF? It is the equivalent of Darth Vader yelling "Nooooo!" in the final (?) cut of RETURN OF THE JEDI to illustrate how upset he is with the Emperor.
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What really bothered me were the statements at the very end, right before the credits...I mean, WTF? It is the equivalent of Darth Vader yelling "Nooooo!" in the final (?) cut of RETURN OF THE JEDI to illustrate how upset he is with the Emperor.

The statements? That text over the black screen?
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The statements? That text over the black screen?
Yes, that text. It was a trite observation, and the sentiment was obvious given the final shots. I don't know what Coppola was thinking.
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Re: Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dec 8, 2020

I’m not sure if they just renamed 3 to the new title for good or if this is the actual cut on the Showtime channels tomorrow as part of the trilogy marathon, but here ya go in case didn’t get it already...





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