The other day, while stomping tediously among the extensive but disappointing DTT offer, I found the beginning of the first installment of "The Godfather" (The Godfather, 1972), which begins with the wedding of Connie, the daughter of Don Corleone, celebrated in the gardens of his house, and that is what I now teach you.
The house of "The Godfather" It is an eight-room mansion located on Staten Island, the southernmost island of New York City, in a wealthy residential area, where houses of this size are common.
It is built in a Tudor style, which acquires its name from the English kings who ruled Britain during the late fifteenth century and throughout the sixteenth century. It is a medieval and conservative style, quite common in mansions throughout the New England area in the United States.
As I said, it is the house of Don Corleone and his family, as well as the garden in which the wedding that opens the first film of the saga is celebrated, but, things of the cinema, the indoor scenes were not shot in the house, but elsewhere, probably a movie studio or maybe another mansion.
So, do not try to recognize some of the rooms in the gallery images that you will find at the end, because as I have understood, none came out on the big screen. Surely too bright for the shadow game that Francis Ford Coppola had thought for the gangster and gangster movie reference movie.
The most experienced will notice that Nor is the exterior surrounding the house exactly as it appears in the film, which was little less than a small fortress, with a large stone wall, a guardhouse and a fence that impedes the entrance. Props of the good, all of stone cardboard.
Despite all these buts, it's still a house of worship for lovers of "The Godfather", which are now in luck - especially the wealthiest - since it is on sale for just over two million euros - well, it was a couple of years ago, now maybe it has been sold. A bargain if to take over the house that served as a stage for much of the film is.
I leave you with a video in which they interview the owners, who tell, in English, the story of how it was to live first-hand the filming of many scenes of the film in their own home, as well as some curious anecdotes.