Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Godfather II - Francis Ford Coppola

Had it been filmed in the 2000s, The Godfather II  would hlave been split in two movies (one with the Vito Corleone prequel, starred by Robert De Niro, and the other one with the Michael Corleone sequel, starred by Al Pacino). The fact that it was a single 200 minutes movie shows, I think, two things:

1. Hollywood filmmakers learned to live with the fact that we are not able to focus on anything longer than 90 minutes. Blame it on the Internet, on Twitter, on public schools, or on anything. The fact is that our attention span is much shorter than it used to be.

2. Hollywood filmmakers found a way to rip us off our money: sequels, prequels, pre-sequels, and all that is nothing else but a formula to make people pay more.

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