Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's got one of those old fashioned toilets. . . .


The fascinating question posed by the re-re-re-release of The Godfather trilogy is whether the Coppolla restoration discs represent a shameless ploy on Hollywood's part to get us to yet again pony up a large chunk of money, mindlessly making sure that we've got "the best" and damn the expense, or

whether it shows the finicky craftsmanship of filmmakers intent on seeing their vision realized, and ensuring that viewers get the best-looking flick that can be made.



It's always an easy answer, and one that is usually applicable to questions like these [whether political, artistic, or romantic): it's both!


It's a little sad, though, to witness Coppolla again devote significant time and resources to revisiting former glory; the nearly-forty-year-old project is, like Apocalypse Now, worth great attention. But Coppolla revisits and cleans and carresses and remolds his earlier works because he presumably does not burn to make new ones. Or can't get the cash he seeks.

Peggy Sue Got Married really did set him off his game . . . .

1 comment:

Mister Parker said...

No point in buying the remastered Godfather unless I also buy remastered eyes ...