The God Father - What You Don't Know

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 15th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/41jt-0uf/
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I'll bet you don't know about the scene from The God Father where a cat is sitting on Don Corleone's lap.

Brando and Cat

I did not know this - but a cat almost ruined the filming of the scene from The God Fathere where Don Corleone calmly explains his idea of “friendship” for the undertaker Bonasera, the first nearly-full body shot of the Don reveals an unexpected guest – a gray and white cat sitting in Marlon Brando’s lap. “The cat in Marlon’s hands was not planned for,” director Francis Ford Coppola said later. “I saw the cat running around the studio and took it and put it in his hands without a word.” Brando apparently loved children and animals and it became part of the scene. But it also nearly ruined the shots. When the sound crew listened to Brando’s dialogue, they couldn’t understand a word he was saying and feared they would have to use subtitles. The problem wasn’t Brando, but the cat, whose purring wrecked the sound. You can still hear it on the soundtrack.

I wonder if the cat knows how famous he is now? Glad that Marlon liked kitties. I'll have to listen for the purring on the soundtrack.

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Don Corleone With Cat, Marlon Brando, Movies, The God Father

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author avatar Mikey.
15th Mar 2012 (#)

A purring i mean stirring story,
Christine.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
15th Mar 2012 (#)

You betcha! Thank you for the comment. And listen for the puurrrrr.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Nicely written article. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you for commenting!

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author avatar Denise O
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Oh how funny, I never knew this. What a interesting little tidbit. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
16th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Denise. Glad you enjoyed "the tidbit".

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Mar 2012 (#)

PURRFET...LOL...great story thanks christine!

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author avatar Christine Crowley
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Puuur back to you! Thanks for reading!

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