Monday, March 10, 2014

008: Godfather vs. Godfather

"008:  Godfather vs. Godfather"

It was the offer heard around the world and over forty years later, it still cannot be denied.  The saga of Vito Corleone's immigration to America and the family and business he built has become cinema legend.  From the pages of Mario Puzo's novel through the screenplay, theatrical films and Chronological Saga recut for television, Francis Ford Coppola's vision of the family Corleone continues its influence on movies, pop culture, acting, filmmaking, music, editing and even The Sopranos.  How was the novel adapted?  What was left out?  What about those hours of deleted scenes, numerous aborted scripts for III and the ideas Puzo and Coppola complied for IV?  Popping the cork on a bottle of Coppola's finest, the Gauntlet dives back into the "vs." series with an epic look into all things Godfather.

00:00:00 - 01:59:30 = Godfather Part I
01:59:30 - 03:18:15 = Godfather Part II
03:18:15 - 04:03:44 = Godfather Saga
04:03:44 - 05:51:58 = Godfather Part III
05:51:58 - 06:21:11 = Godfather Part IV


John Jansen

John Hargrove
Michael Stevens
Ric Silva


  1. It's been a long time coming! Can't wait to listen to the newest episode! Hope we get more Gauntlet than once every six months! Welcome back! :)

  2. Glad to be back. This episode took a bit longer to put together...combined with additional video production/editing jobs that have distracted me from working on the show. But hopefully 6 + hours helps make up for the long gap. More shows already in the can and will be released soon. Thanks again for the patience.

    1. I'm almost through Part 1 and loving every minute of it. I'm trying to savor it all slowly. I've been itching for more Gauntlet since the Dazed episode.

  3. Well the Terence Malick of podcasts returns and it is a doozy! Great work guys. Incredibly insightful with intelligent opinions as always. I have to admit I'm guilty of being one of those people who will only give Part 3 the time of day if I come across it while channel hopping. I mean when you reach for the boxset and you've got Parts 1 and 2 staring at you are you really going to whack Part 3 in the player? Well thanks to your podcast I'm gonna start giving Part 3 a little bit more lovin'.

    Brilliant work as always fellas! We're out here listening and appreciating!

  4. Amazing work guys I enjoyed every minute of it, I have so much to say about the godfather, you guys covered it all, I wish they make part 4 put I wanna see the family rise to power and not be about the demise of Vincent, I wanna see a door closed just like part one. But that's just me. Question is the saga version available on dvd?

    1. Download the STUDY GUIDE for info on the SAGA DVD's. Enjoy!