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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Proof positive that even the pulpiest piece of fiction can be turned into cinematic gold given the right hand at the helm. Francis Ford Coppola's treatment of Mario Puzo's epic tale of the workings of a Sicilian-American crime family is an 
acknowledged masterpiece of American cinema. The performances from Marlon Brando and the then relative newcomer Al Pacino are simply stunning.

(Tonight. RTE2, 9pm)

Proof positive that even the pulpiest piece of fiction can be turned into cinematic gold given the right hand at the helm. Francis Ford Coppola's treatment of Mario Puzo's epic tale of the workings of a Sicilian-American crime family is an 
acknowledged masterpiece of American cinema. The performances from Marlon Brando and the then relative newcomer Al Pacino are simply stunning.

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