The Godfather Trilogy


"I believe in America ..." —first lines, The Godfather

"What are they getting so excited about? It's only another gangster picture." —Marlon Brando, 1971

"It was my intention to make this an authentic piece of film about gangsters who were Italian, how they lived, how they behaved, the way they treated their families, celebrated their rituals." —Francis Ford Coppola in Time magazine

"The Godfather said that a man with a briefcase can steal more money than a man with a pistol." —Marlon Brando, Conversations with Brando

"If it were not that the family business was crime, these films could be an inspiration for us all." —Roger Ebert

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