Saturday, February 27, 2016

AFI Top 100, #s 32 & 31

I previously reviewed these two movies for my Best Picture Project. Below is the pertinent information about each: the movie stats, plot summary, and the rating I gave it.

Movie Stats:
Released 1974 (USA)
American, in English (Italian, Sicilian, and Spanish, most translated, some not)
Director – Francis Ford Coppola
Stars – Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro

Plot Summary:
The continuing saga of the Corleone family, as told through two alternating storylines: one set in the early 1900s, showcasing the rise of Vito (DeNiro) as a mafia don; the other set in the late 1950s, showing Michael’s (Pacino’s) struggles to take up his father Vito’s mantle. Duvall and Keaton reprise their roles as Tom Hagan and Kay Corleone respectively.

3.75 stars

Full review HERE.

Movie Stats:
Released 1977 (USA)
American, in English
Director – Woody Allen
Stars – Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Plot Summary:
Follows the love story of comic Alvy Singer (Allen) and actress/singer Annie Hall (Keaton) from beginning to conclusion. Surprise (to me) appearances by Christopher Walken as Annie’s brother Duane & Jeff Goldblum – very briefly – as a party guest.

3 stars

Full review HERE.


Patricia said...

Christopher Walken was so young in Annie Hall! And the first time I watched the Godfather (I was in my late 20s) Al Pacino and Diane Keaton were so young I couldn't think what their names were.

balyien said...

Yes! Christopher Walken has been old for as long as I can remember, so seeing him young in "Annie Hall" (in his 30s) was a bit weird! Sort of like Albert Finney in "Tom Jones." I was like, "Albert Finney used to be hot? I find this very strange."