The Best Christmas Present Ever

Posted on 25 December 2013



My students very kindly got me a Christmas present, which is very quickly becoming one of my favorite Christmas presents of all time.

What is it I hear you ask?

Well, as you can see from the picture above it’s a book about the film The Godfather. My students know me well and are aware that this is my favorite film.

The reason I love this film so much is that it scores very high in every aspect of filmmaking. Here are five of them:

  1. It has an amazing cast of method actors, including The Godfather of method acting, Marlon Brando and method newcomer at the time Al Pacino.
  2. It’s brilliantly directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  3. It’s brilliantly shot and lit.
  4. It’s has one of the best soundtracks ever created.
  5. The script and story are outstanding.

The reason this book is so good is all the added extras. It gives you copies of the cue sheets and letters to the film executives and the like. It is full of brilliant detail that a film fan like me loves.

The book is called The Godfather Treasures and there is plenty to treasure in this little gem.

I hope you got some nice pressies like this too!