Godfather

  • 'Godfather of Makeup' Dick Smith dead at 92 August 1, 2014

    New York: Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning "Godfather of Makeup" who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" and Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" among many others, has died. He was 92. Smith, the first makeup artist to win an Academy Award for lifetime...
  • Al Pacino's role in 'The Godfather' fascinated Keira Knightley June 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley says when she was growing up, she always saw herself as the "main guy" in the movie "The Godfather" rather than the leading man's wife. "My friend was saying she loved 1970s movies, and we both realised that's because we see ourselves as the main guys...
  • I didn't want to make 'The Godfather', but I needed the money, it was a job: Francis Ford Coppola June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: It is considered the most famous gangster movie but director Francis Ford Coppola has revealed that he was initially reluctant to adapt Mario Puzo's 'Godfather'. Coppola shared some interesting anecdotes about his career as a writer-director-producer during the Producers Guild's Produced By Conference in Burbank. The director's many initial films...
  • Oscar-honored 'Godfather' cinematographer Gordon Willis dead at 82: Reports May 19, 2014

    Reuters: Gordon Willis, the cinematographer responsible for stirring camera work in such film classics as the "Godfather" trilogy and several of Woody Allen's best-known films, has died aged 82, Hollywood publications reported on Sunday. "This is a momentous loss," American Society of Cinematographers President Richard Crudo told Deadline. "He was one...
  • Strange but true stories from past Academy Awards February 21, 2013

    The Academy Awards are usually tightly scripted events, but sometimes even Oscar gets a taste of the unexpected. Here are some of the curious moments when things veered off course on the red carpet. REFUSING OSCAR A few Oscar winners have felt compelled to turn down their prizes over the years. The...
  • Paramount and 'Godfather' author heirs clash in NY August 30, 2012

    New York: The dispute over the future of "The Godfather" franchise is moving to federal court in Manhattan as Paramount Pictures and heirs of the story's author face off at a hearing on Thursday. The son of "The Godfather" creator Mario Puzo wants a judge to end Paramount's rights to make...
  • Kannada Review: 'Godfather' has engaging story July 27, 2012

    The Kannada film 'God Father' coming after six years of original film 'Varalaaru' - Ajith starrer film has been a hit film in Tamil Nadu. It is engaging and absorbing because of super star Upendra handling the triple roles. It is not that easy for an actor to adjust to three...
  • Kannada Review: 'Godfather' is all about Upendra July 27, 2012

    Upendra has performed the triple role for the first time in 'Godfather' directed by Sriram who makes a debut to the Kannada film industry. Frankly the film rocks mainly because of Upendra's amazing performance which can go down as one of the best in his career. Upendra's prformance in the role...
  • Kannada film 'God Father' to hit theaters in July July 6, 2012

    Producer K Manju another ambitious and big budget cinema with super star Upendra in triple role a remake of 'Varalaru' Tamil cinema has two fresh scorings from Oscar winner AR Rahman is all set for release in this month. There is a discussion whether 'Shiva' is first or 'Godfather' is...
  • Simply South: Kamal Haasan heads to Hollywood? June 13, 2012

    Meanwhile, the Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman makes his debut in Kannada film industry with 'Godfather'. ...
  • Actor Puneeth Rajkumar's spat with distributor June 10, 2012

    It is very rare to see Puneeth Rajkumar getting furious. But recently, he was reportedly enraged with distributor Prasad at a recent press meet of 'Kannadada Kotyadipathi'. According to Puneeth, Prasad was making a fool of himself with unnecessary remarks about the Rajkumar family. He said, "I don’t care about...
  • 'Godfather' audio release: AR Rahman honoured June 5, 2012

    The biggest pride of this Indian sub continent AR Rahman, his first Kannada film music composition 'Godfather' audio was released by him at Chancellary Hotel. He received a lovely tribute in the two hours audio release event he attended and bigwigs of Kannada cinema industry Ambarish, Dwarakish, Hamsalekha and others...
  • Simply South: First Kannada 3D film caught in controversy April 25, 2012

    Malayalam director Aashiq Abu's new film, '22 Female Kottayam', has received a good opening at the box-office. ...
  • 40 years of 'The Godfather': Ambiguity prevails March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: How do you define a film? Is it something captured on camera or is this something that deserves to be captured on camera? What is 'The Godfather'? A film, an epic, a story, a subtle story, a life portrayed on celluloid, a story so subtle that it achieved the status of...
  • 'Godfather' prequel being written May 9, 2011

    New York: The world has not seen the last of the Corleones. 'The Family Corleone,' an authorized prequel to the late Mario Puzo's classic 'The Godfather,' is scheduled for 2012. Grand Central Publishing announced Wednesday that the novel would be written by Ed Falco, an award-winning author and poet. The book...
  • Wanted to share screen space with Big B October 31, 2009

    A successful model, a fine tennis player, Graviera Man of the Year 1994, winner of Grasim Mr India 1996 title, a not-so-successful actor Bikram Saluja has managed to grab eyeballs once again. Bikram, who had been busy chasing his dream for the last few years, is now gleaming with self-satisfaction....
  • A R Rahman wins 'Grassroot Grammy' September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman has pipped another great Ilayaraja to win the 'Grassroot Grammy' held in the US. The 'Mozart of Madras' bagged the top prize for the soundtrack in the Tamil film Godfather in the Best Indian Album category at the Just Plain Folks 2009 Music Awards...
  • DVD Recco: The Godfather August 6, 2009

    There's a scene in You've Got Mail that I simply can't get out of my head. It's where Katherine Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) start talking about The Godfather. Joe Fox: The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What...
  • 20 movies every guy MUST see! April 24, 2009

    The first thing that flashes before your eyes when you say guy flicks is perhaps a machine gun or at best Pamela Anderson. Following is our list of favourite all time guy flicks and just why you should be watching all of them. ...
  • MTV Roadies finalist drives her way to Bollywood April 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Shambhavi Sharma, a finalist on MTV's reality show Roadies who was known for her flirtatious and cunning ways, has now stepped into Bollywood with The Little Godfather. The film, being produced by Ekta Kapoor and Suniel Shetty, was offered to Shambhavi while she was featuring in the fifth edition...
  • Al Pacino is back to thrill you in 88 Minutes February 6, 2008

    The Godfather of Hollywood, Al Pacino makes a return to the big screen in the upcoming thriller, 88 Minutes. Directed by Jon Avnet, the film stars Pacino as a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. However, he receives a death threat claiming that he has...
  • Answers and winners of Really Tough Movie Quiz September 8, 2007

    Last week, on the show Now Showing, we quizzed you on the cult classic The Godfather on The Really Tough Movie Quiz. Here are the answers and winners of the quiz: 1. How many times is the word 'mafia' used in The Godfather? The answer is: Not once 2. When Winona Ryder...
  • Really Tough Movie Quiz: The Godfather September 1, 2007

    Here’s a chance to win five collectors edition DVDs of critically acclaimed Hindi film Omkara. This week's quiz theme is Hollywood’s most popular film ever - Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Test your knowledge of the blockbuster and send us answers to the following questions: 1) How many times is the...
  • Turning Point: Anupam Kher on The Godfather November 11, 2006

    Mumbai: Anupam Kher is one actor who can speak passionately about films. Ask him to name one film that changed his life and without pondering much he picks the celebrated Hollywood classic The Godfather. It’s one film that he says brought tears in his eyes and he rightfully claimed it...