'The Godfather' recently celebrated its 45 year anniversary. It's hard to believe we've never done an episode thereon. But to be honest, we actually just need a touch of a palate cleanser after that last episode on Fast and Furious. So here are seven belongings you didn't know about The 'Godfather' ,probably. I'm not just talking about the topic matter. The actual film is, at times, literally dark. Particularly in these interior scenes with Marlon Brando. The cinematographer Gordon Willis was even named the Prince of Darkness thanks to his work on 'The Godfather'. But the general public do not know that the minimal lighting wasn't done only to make a mood. They were also trying to hide the heavy makeup that Marlon Brando had to wear. Brando sat through three hours of makeup every day including a dental prosthetic and resin plumpers to create Don Corleone's jaw line. By the way, Marlon Brando wasn't the only one wearing fake teeth. James Caan's fangs were made more prominent with dental prosthetics applied with a fast setting acrylic. Kind of looks as if a waste of your time since you cannot even tell, but it's still quite cool, I guess. Boom, bonus thing you didn't know. Boom, moving on. Sonny's fangs are only 1 of the various details that the assembly team came up with to form the globe of the film as rich because it is. Another is that the wooden bumpers on so many of the cars. Because of war II, many car owners removed their chrome bumpers and turned them in to assist with the war. The chrome bumpers were replaced with wooden ones, and it took an extended time for many of them to be switched back to metal after the war ended. And, since 'The Godfather' takes place in the 1940s and 50s, the wood bumpers are pretty accurate, which actually seguas us perfectly into thing number three. 'The Godfather' was made within the 70s, but it's a work of art that takes place some two to 3 decades before that. But it almost didn't happen that way. Originally Paramount wanted 'The Godfather' to be a gift day, made within the 1970s gangster movie set in Kansas that they might make on a budget for around $2.5 million. Paramount was broke at the time and just didn't want to speculate in an exceedingly work of art. At Francis Ford Coppola's insistence, Mario Puzo tossed out his original script, which had 'The Godfather' as the low-budget 70s mobster shoot them up that Paramount wanted. Coppola revamped the story. Got the studio to place up a $6.5 million budget and went on to form one in every of the foremost iconic films of all time. Not that it had been easy. That's a tease for our next thing. Francis Ford Coppola was under threat of being fired nearly the whole time he was making 'The Godfather'. The studio butted heads with him on almost every decision. For one they essentially vetoed casting Marlon Brando as Don Corleone until Coppola came to Marlon Brando's home to film a audition. A audition that was impressive enough to finally convince the suits that Brando was their guy. The studio as also against casting Al Pacino as Michael. They were pushing hard for Robert Redford or Ryan O'Neal. Martin Sheen did a audition and they even had James Connery for the part. But Coppola was unrelenting in keeping Pacino at the highest of his list. Paramount also believed that Coppola was going over budget and over scheduled with frivolous production expenses,though by the time the film wrapped he wasboth under budget and previous schedule. Coppola saved his job by reshooting some key scenes that the studio didn't like and adding during this fight scene to silence their fears that the movie lacked action. He also tense firing his assistant director who he suspected had been bad mouthing him to Paramount. Lastly it probably helped that Copollo won a freaking Oscar for writing Patton while all of this Godfather drama was happening. - Here's the thing that reiterates just how fucked up an area Hollywood is. Morgana King played Mama Corleone to Sonny, Michael and Fredo. The thing is, she's only ten years older than James Caan and Al Pacino, and only five years older than John Cazale was, RIP. Five to 10 years older playing their mom. Yeah, just let that sink in while we progress to our next thing. You might be surprised to listen to who out this crime montage together. It was this one guy you will have heard of before named screenwriter. Coppola and Lucas are friends from way back. Coppola even executive produced THX 1138. Well the year subsequently, Lucas was an uncredited assistant on 'The Godfather'. Lucas did it mainly as a way to thank Coppola for helping him get American Graffiti funded. And he was tasked with fashioning this footage sometimes called a demetress sequence by hardcore Godfather fans. Lucas used photos from world crime scenes within the montage. For example, this can be Frank the Enforcer Nitti, who was Al Capone's top guy. And who actually wasn't murdered, but committed suicide by shooting himself. Jumping back to George Lucas' work on the film as a full, he gave Coppola atiny low, but important note. For this give the looming assassination attempt at the hospital, Coppola neglected to get enough footage for this critical moment with the sound of the footsteps within the hallway. Lucas suggested that Coppola just repurpose the ends of any shots of the hallways where the actors had already left and cleared the frame. Lucas and Coppola scrubbed through all of the footage that they'd within the can and found these only too important seconds of empty hallway to be able to create this brilliant moment of dread within the sequence. Did I say brilliant moment? Sorry guys, movie listener is next week. Tasty hoots, hot cans, Okay, I feel better. Last thing. We're visiting wrap this up by busting a touch of a Godfather' myth. A lot of individuals have realized that oranges appear throughout the film as a way to foreshadow an impending death. Well while that will be true, it's only true retroactively. The oranges and their proximity to the deaths within the film is little quite a coincidence. The production designer Dean Tavoularis added oranges to the sets because the sets were just quite drab.He liked using oranges as a pop of color,but nobody involved within the film ever premeditated using them as a harbinger of death. It just kinda discovered that way, and the fan theories took on a lifetime of their own. I guess they should've switched up those oranges with some papayas, or kumquats, or something. We have barely scratched the surface on all of 'The Godfather' things we've got up our sleeve. For example we didn't even mention that this baby within the famous baptism scene is actually Sophia Coppola. So if you guys want a part two allow us to know.