I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
It doesn't get any better than this folks.
Every Thanksgiving I watch four films that revolve around the life of the mafia, gangsters, that sort of thing. No matter if I throw in a new film or not, the first two Godfather films are always cemented in my marathon.
Simply put, The Godfather is perfect. No film, except it's sequel, has come close to the level of cinematic nirvana that Coppola's work achieves. The performances, the direction, the writing, Gordon Willis' cinematography, the story, the set-pieces, the tension, the dynamics, the layers; It all culminates in a work that is as essential and as influential some of the great works of literature.