The War on Culture, Archival Edition
I — or rather friend of LGM Sam — have for you the worst piece of film criticism in known American history:
The Puzo novel was lowest-common-denominator trash. Don’t take my word for it — take Mario Puzo’s— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) May 13, 2022
WFB is taking Sonny's position that there's a difference in kind not degree when you have to have someone's blood splatter over your IVY LEAGUE SUIT instead of on a battlefield, but as we found out in one of the most famous scenes in American cinema, Sonny was wrong!— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) May 13, 2022
[Leans sharply to his left, tucks chin in pen-holding fist, intones in pompous New England accent] "Sir, please tell me more about the oversized genitalia"— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) May 13, 2022
I’m pretty sure that Puzo was pretty happy about how things turned out, myself!
Anyway, I just screened the new Blu Ray editions of GF1 and 2, which look as great as ever. I think I am going to dive into the re-edited 3 eventually, so pray for me…