The Godfather is an incredible film. While this may seem like a predictable choice for my favourite film, I'm afraid I've never let that stand in the way of my passion! From the very opening scene the film sucks you in to a world you ought not to have any interest in. The sweep, the ambition of the narrative delivers at every turn. I suppose I relate to the travails of an immigrant family, albeit my family were less interested in murder. It's a testament to the excellence of film-making that a story, that on the face of it, shouldn't have a such a wide appeal manages to engage viewers in the inexorable storyline and brilliant characters. The success of the film is about the coming together of three key elements: a compelling and believable story; an excellent cast; and the directors ability to work both these into a flawless film. Is there a single criticism that can be made about the movie? I've watched it scores of times and I'm yet to find it.
Hardeep Singh Kohli
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a writer and radio and television presenter. He has previously been seen and heard in the Channel 4 show £50.00 Says You'll Watch This, Celebrity Masterchef and his one man show The Nearly Naked Chef. He is currently on a mission to sign up a 1000 potential stem cell donors - http://www.anthonynolan.org/manonamission