Author Topic: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III  (Read 4547 times)

Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2020, 10:11:26 AM »
I actually don't mind Pacino's late-period melodramatic acting so much, as it's sort-of believable that Micheal could've become paranoid and neurotic enough to be that sort of character by that point. But as lipsink said, much of it does look like a TV movie (and isn't remotely convincing as taking place in the late-70s, in contrast to the first two films which are quite good at evoking their time periods).
It looks like one of those Europudding miniseries that'd show up on early satellite like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Sx0P2MLuA

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Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2020, 11:08:45 AM »
It has the feel of The Last Don, another Mario Puzo joint

Now THAT was some weak sauce

https://youtu.be/-99kGFksPPY

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Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2020, 06:16:39 PM »
It has the feel of The Last Don, another Mario Puzo joint

Now THAT was some weak sauce

https://youtu.be/-99kGFksPPY

Aye, much more in tune with Puzo's writing than any of the Godfathers.  Which is a bad thing.

Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2020, 06:59:25 PM »
Aye, much more in tune with Puzo's writing than any of the Godfathers.  Which is a bad thing.

In fairness to Puzo, I was reading Bob Evans' amazingly coke-addled (and brilliant) autobiography, The kid Stays In The Picture, and as I recall he used a tactic he'd developed on famously awful mega smash, Love Story...

Basically some puke came in with a half idea for a script, Evans said, 'Sure, but we could add gravitas to this piece of shit if you could knock the idea into a novel in a month or two', then he bunged the publishers some cash to market the novels. It worked with Love Story and Godfather, both of which (I think) began as script ideas but became HUGE bestsellers before their respective films even came along, despite both being pretty clunky pieces of work more-or-less cynically commissioned by Bob between lines of charlie.

Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2020, 07:37:07 PM »
Puzo was a writer of Transatlantic tripe/Pornographic muzak, an Italian-American Harold Rob-bins.

Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2020, 09:41:24 AM »
I'm holding out for the disco version of The Cotton Club, with all the characters played by 12 year olds.

Or a seven-hour Peggy Sue Got Married that's entirely composed from footage of Nicolas Cage's body hair.

Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2021, 03:12:34 PM »
Watched this, haven't seen the original version in ages (and have only watched it 3-4 times) so I didn't really notice any differences aside from the ending (Michael doesn't die in this version).

It's OK, but looks pretty poor compared to 1 and 2, pretty much the same response as I've always had. Never had a big problem with Sofia Coppola, she just comes across as a shy awkward teen who tries to act confident and actually feels quite authentic. Pacino's hair is distracting.

Can't believe this error made it past the editing room


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Re: Coppola re-edits The Godfather III
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2021, 07:18:22 PM »
That’s such an old newspaper man.  No wonder the film is a laughing stock.  Can’t they even have newspapers dated 2021?  We can!  It’s easy!

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