Sunday, October 16, 2005

RIP, Adrian

A few days ago I discussed the travesty that is the next "Rocky" movie. I now have an update. While Burt Young will return as Rocky's loser brother-in-law Paulie, Talia Shire apparently will not be back. The sixth Rocky film will apparently feature a widowed Italian Stallion.

Shire, of course, is the sister of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, and outside of her role as Rocky's wife Adrian, she is best known as Michael Corleone's sister Connie in "The Godfather" trilogy. She received Oscar nominations for Best Actress for "Rocky" and Best Supporting Actress for "The Godfather, Part II."


Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

I'm going to expose myself to ridicule and say that I thought "The Godfather Part III" was a good film. Admittedly, it does not deserve to mentioned in the same sentence as the other two films; it serves as a mere footnote, an asterick to the Godfather saga.

That said, I liked Shire's portrayal of Connie in that film. Coppola laid the groundwork for her transformation in the second film, when she decides to forgive Michael and essentially become his caretaker. One of the few powerful scenes in the third film was when Michael tells Connie he gave his confession to a priest, and she scoffs, and speaks of putting Fredo's "drowning" in the past. They both appear ready to collapse from the weight of their sin.

4:41 PM


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