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ACF#41 The Untouchables

 

Let’s talk about The Untouchables, Brian De Palma and David Mamet’s answer to The Godfather! My friend John Presnall and I give you a conversation about the Mafia and America and all the different elements these amazing artists wove together: Democracy, tyranny, Europe, America, Protestants, Catholics, WASPs, Irishmen, Italians, and all sorts of other things brought to life by Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Patricia Clarkson. Listen and share, friends!

ACF#23 – The Godfather: Part III

 

Today, John Presnall and I conclude our trilogy of podcasts on The Godfather trilogy. We defend the greatness of the film and of the tragic conclusion. This is the best tragic work done in Hollywood in at least the last two generations and it deserves its fine reputation. But to understand its greatness requires to see how the third movie completes the story by a turn to moral realism. It begins to explain all the suffering we see throughout the trilogy. And to stir controversy, John and I compare the Corleone family to the Adams family, with a hat tip to historian Richard Brookhiser, America’s own Plutarch.