So I finally convinced my husband to watch The Godfather I & II, two of my favorite movies. He fought me for ages feeling it was not a big deal not to have watched them. I think he felt it was too late and that if he hadn’t watched them til now then he could go on with living without them. I sometimes feel that way with new movies, when they first come out I am hyped to see them but after a few weeks pass and the excitement dies down, I have no problem waiting until they come on cable.
Though the Godfather series is different. It is a part of modern culture. There are quotes and references to the movie all the time. Now he finally recognizes the origin of “Make him an offer he can’t refuse” or “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. He really enjoyed them too as I knew he would and now he’s shared something with me that we can discuss together. Those movies were the first of their kind and there have been many other mob-based stories after that. But, even now these movies are still compelling to watch, despite the length. They are well acted and also very artfully directed. The second movie is my favorite, though I plan to eventually make hubby watch the third as well. Now I have forced him to watch “Gone With the Wind” and “The Godfather”series. What’s next? I wonder what he has on his bucket list to enlighten me with?