Essay on Movie Review : ' Leave The Gun ' Take The Cannoli '

1717 Words Nov 29th, 2016 7 Pages
“Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli”
Film influences our lives in multiple aspects. New films are released every day; however, only a great film can make a lasting impact on society. In 1972, America was faced with national cynicism and an ever-changing cultural view, due to the Watergate Scandal, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Equal Rights Movement for women. Francis Ford Coppola made a bold move by producing a film called The Godfather, which detailed the inter-workings of the Mafia in a romanticized way. The Godfather has impacted the world since its birth. I will discuss how The Godfather influenced other films and television shows, real-life gangsters, and Italian-American culture.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather is a mob drama based on Mario Puzo’s novel, The Godfather. The movie focuses on an Italian crime family in America. Don Corleone is the head of the Corleone mafia family in New York. His youngest son, Michael Corleone, returns from World War II, but does not intend on becoming part of the family crime business. The Corleone family is kind and benevolent to those who show respect, but violent and hateful to those who disrespect them. Don lives his life by the “Old Country” rules; however, times are changing and he is pressured into making a deal to support the growing drug industry in New York. Don declines, in turn, starting a mob war in New York City.
Don Corleone is shot and Michael is forced to defend his family…

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