Godfather, The: Part II - 45th Anniversay
In what is undeniably one of the best sequels ever made, Francis Ford Coppola continues his epic Godffather trilogy with his saga of town generations of power within the Corleone family. Coppola, working once again with the author Mario Puzo, crafts two interwovan stories that world as both prequel and sequel to the original. One shows the humble Sicilian beginnings and New York rise of young Don Vito, now played in a Oscar-winning performance for Best Supporting Actor by Robert De Niro. The other shows the ascent of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Resembling many of the cast members who helped make The Godfather, Coppola has produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision, the film received eleven Academy Awards nominations, winning six including Best Picture of 1974.