Mar 13

Forty years later, “The Godfather” looms large

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Don’t miss tonight’s screening of the epic crime drama

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

“May their first child be a masculine child.”

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

If you correctly identified the above quotes as belonging to “The Godfather,” congratulations.

You’re living proof that, four decades after its release date, Francis Ford Coppola’s magnificent mafia epic remains one of the most influential dramas of all time.

Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel, “The Godfather” revolves around the New York crime syndicate run by Sicilian immigrant Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) with the help of his surrogate son/ consigliere, Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), and his hot-headed eldest son, Sonny (James Caan).

The aging don’s youngest son, World War II veteran Michael (Al Pacino),  initially wants nothing to do with the family business, but he eventually finds himself swept up in a war between rival gangs.

The winner of three Oscars, “The Godfather” ranks second on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time — right after “Citizen Kane.” Don’t miss this opportunity to see the classic crime drama on the big screen.

“The Godfather” screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Fremont movie theater, 1025 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $8 apiece.

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