Speak softly,my love

"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather)" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words and music are by Larry Kusik and Nino Rota....Wikipedia
Yesterday I watched The Godfather (I) for the nth time and I was totally smitten by the theme music,and I was surprised that I hadn't noticed it before.Sacriligious! But thats probably because I last watched it about two years ago,that too in parts,with the pressure of the upcoming Board exams(10 the grade secondary exams).Nope,thats not an excuse!I was inattentive and that is inexcusable.heh!
I'm not much of a sucker for movie themes,least of all James Bond and MI themes.But the Godfather theme just kept playing in my head every time I closed my eyes...
And now I'm crazy about it! I even downloaded the tune and I'm using it as my ringtone :)

This is how it appears in the movie,the original theme

I youtubed the theme for a while and came across one played on violin

I'm not a big fan of the sinister guy in the video,but he does play it well,heart rendering,if you may call it.

I also love this(the video is underneath) song from the movie The City of Angels

Iris by Goo Goo Dolls


When you say nothing at all from the movie Notting hill,sung by Ronan Keating

Note to self:Google the notes of the godfather theme and learn to play it on the guitar.WHEEE !


sharazad said...

I love the Godfather theme. Love the actors. Love the plot.
It is one of the greatest films of all time.

Penelope said...

I've never seen the Godfather, but I love the theme song! Sounds like I'll be watching it soon!

Miss_Nobody said...

Oh you should!! YOu don't know what you are missing!!

sush said...

Love the Ronan Keating song. One of my all time favourites :)