Thank God! It’s Saturday.

Hello all. Aren’t movie-buffs and bookworms one of the best people to hangout with?  We all are both, up to some degree and have at least one favorite movie or a book, of our own.

I am a self-confessed one of both kinds too and take pride in that.

In this segment of the blog, I would give out 2 movie and 2 book recommendations each week. This is in hope that you, the reader, would hopefully feel motivated to watch/read one, over the weekend.

So, enjoy the updates and may the force be with you

 

Movie Recommendations of the Week

#3 The Godfather (1972)

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IMDB Rating- 9.2\10

“The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.”

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola

Writers:

Mario Puzo (screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)

Stars:

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Blogger’s inputs

“Often ranked as one of the best movies of all time, this film showcases all the nuances of the American mafia and its crime-families. The Godfather launched Al-Pacino to super-stardom while re-surging the career of acting legend, Marlon Brando, gaining him an Oscar for Best-actor.  ”

 

#4 The Godfather: Part II (1974)

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IMDB Rating- 9.0\10

“The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.”

Director:

Francis Ford Coppola

Writers:

Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Mario Puzo(screenplay)

Stars:

Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Blogger’s inputs

“Of many lesser sequels that were regarded as good, if not better than the original, the 2nd part in this trilogy is eclipsed by the acting chops of Al-Pacino, who embodies Don Michael Corleone. This film is an impeccable tale of trust, betrayal and of the saying ‘Family is all’.”

Book Recommendations of the Week

#3 The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes #7) by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Goodreads Rating- 4.0\5

“ The Sherlock Holmes series read in unabridged form by David Timson is widely regarded as one of the finest. Here, Timson brings his remarkable performance skills to one of Doyle’s full-length novels. Holmes and faithful Dr. Watson are summoned to a country house by a coded message. They arrive too late to save a life, but pursue the trail to unmasking the murderer.”

#4 Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer

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Goodreads Rating- 3.8\5

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary, Neil Armstrong, and Lewis and Clark are among such individuals.

But what if one man had such a dream, and once he’d fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?

Jeffrey Archer’s latest book, Paths of Glory, is the story of such a man—George Mallory. Mallory once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest, “because it’s there.” On his third attempt in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen six hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999, and it still remains a mystery whether he ever reached the summit.

But only after you’ve turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, inspired by a true story, will you be able to decide if George Mallory’s name should be added to the list of legends, in which case another name would have to be removed. Paths of Glory is truly a triumph. ”

Preferred websites for reference- www.imdb.com

www.goodreads.com

DRAFT & REFERENCE BY- Ishaan Patil

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