Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 movie The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, was for a time the highest-grossing film ever, and is regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema, ranked just below Citizen Kane in top US movies.
Principal photography started on 23 March 1971 and it premiered on 14 March 1972. The shoot started with an Aries Sun opposing Uranus square Mars in Capricorn, certainly befitting a violent gangster movie with a severed horse’s head in bed; with the Sun trine a high-finance and lucky Jupiter Neptune in Sagittarius. There was also a wide, enduring Saturn trine Pluto.
That last had moved to almost exact when it launched with an Air Grand Trine of Saturn in Gemini trine Pluto trine North Node in Aquarius, so it certainly connected to the zeitgeist. The content may have been bleak but it made its mark. Jupiter was in money-attracting Capricorn trine Venus in indulgent Taurus. There was an approaching New Moon in Pisces that night.
The Aquarius North Node seems significant, though the subject was hardly humanitarian; maybe just leading the pack for the gangster genre.