I have the greatest sense of honour and pride in bringing to you an Italian subtitled (hard coded) version of the greatest movie The Godfather (Part I of the trilogy).
In order to accomplish the task of having the subtitles always showing no matter which media player you use to view, we had to use a converter that is reserved for the purpose. The results, i submit to you, are quite more than adequate for our purposes here. In terms of resolution, 720 X 480 video, 800K bit rate, 192K audio bit rate, six channel sound in English. Subtitles as already indicated appear throughout the movie and cannot be turned off during viewing. The intent is to offer a DivX version that those with a real enough affinity for the Italian language to have and to share with others that are like minded in this respect. The movie here is not perfect studio quality and therefore the studios can relax, no one is taking the DVD off the shelf just yet as there are benefits such as the Italian audio track which we left out since we couldn't imagine having a dub in place of the original in the case of this great cast. Also there isn't the great edification you get when you compare the different audio tracks we provided on our offerings of The remains of the day, or 84 Charing cross road. We therefore only provide a second audio track when a real purpose is served and substantially so. Nevertheless, we'd like to consider this the Italian version for those that are so inclined to meet their needs.
We have also included a jpg of the very great Mr. Al Pacino (of whom i am the greatest possible fan indeed)- our jpgs at this site seem to come and go on a whim - perhaps vagaries of the the weather rather than a software programming whim is to blame. In any event, "where there's a will, there's a way" as they say, so we have buried the picture into our movie folders safe from such force majuere.
Also included are 320K bit rate version of Mr. Al Martino (one of the greatest singers of all time)singing "I have but one heart" and an equally lovely 128K version of "Speak softly love", "To each his own" and The Godfather main theme from the soundtrack. So this is meant as a souvenir bundle of sorts.
As i personally do come from Italian stock, I speak with a bit of partiality that comes from having had more than one vantage point, I was raised in an English speaking home and attended a British boarding school at an early age. I have studies many European cultures exclusively and have spent decades studying a psychological theory called "Personalysis" about which I am writing a book to indicate my findings all told, with some suggestions to bring Europe back from the abyss in a cultural renaissance of sorts so that its rightful place may be retained in the order of things for those that should be most concerned with it. (People of the area that is, as it is meant to speak to issues that are germain to
the area in this case).
My mother couldn't be described as anything but French in what she was to me speaking of her affect and warmth while my father was typically as you'd normally find in kindly Italian mores in a strong man who was always very sensitive indeed.
The point of my book will be to make clear through an explanation of the issues involved and the research findings that have existed for decades that Italian stock has much to offer in European affairs in that genuine idealism is at the core of the cultural psyche and psychological disposition speaking as a race within Europe as it were. You will fond that in the male model of what all see as virile functioning and oriented, the cultural teachings that have taken hold have long been to instill a sense of protection of family as being fundamentally what strength is naturally given for and that it is in this context that it is both healthy, wise and need necessary. Any other use of it is the service of causes that are unjustified by comparison or instead, are to be rejected and always have been for this great race. In this respect we will have much to share when we are ready to publish our book which will bring in factors and contributions from all of Europe into a recipe suggestion for a brighter future for the area, even to the extent of a possible utopia of sorts based once again on nothing but the best notions of what would be laudable to aim for and include into the picture finally.
Please enjoy the Godfather, it is a cultural icon to the Italians that will never be replaced equally I'm sure, and must be kept in perspective as a story set in America and told by Americans with their combined ideas as a society included of course.