The Godfather

I am watching The Godfather Series on TV. We all have difficult families, but usually not this difficult. I can stand up for many family failings, but not, perhaps, for murder and mendacity.

Why is this series so brilliant? Yes, it is. For the acting , for the writing, for the strings it plucks in our heartstrings. Michael
could have gone a hundred other different ways. Fredo could have been treated differently with his mental disabilities. Kay could have walked out years sooner. The mistakes we all make with our relations and sometimes even with ourselves.

I’d rather see it mirrored in a less extreme family. I’d rather see it softened. But like all families it has a public face and a private face.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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