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  • Vito Corleone In The Godfather

    Vito Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando, is the patriarch and heads the Corleone family in The Godfather. He plays a shrewd Mafia boss known as the Godfather an older man in the first movie of this trilogy; however; as a young man, he is a depicted as a callous, yet ambitious Sicilian immigrant in New York. Vito is a loving father and husband who represents strong family, traditional values; preserving the sacredness of the family at any cost. One of the first examples of strong family values happens at the beginning of the movie when Vito refuses to take the family photograph at Connie’s wedding without Michael; although, it would be beneficial not to wait. Vito is conscientious to build his “Family Business’ with the business coming after…

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  • The American Dream In The Godfather And The Godfather

    determination and initiative. Becoming “American” has been a constant topic brought up in mafia films such as Scarface, The codfather part I and II. The Corleone is a family run and operated business, founded on trust, support and protection. The Godfather displays the dark side of how the American Dream can affect who you become. Michael let the idea of the american dream push them to obtain power and greed which eventually lead to their downfall. Increasing amounts of Italians, mostly…

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  • Analysis Of The Gangster Film: The Godfather

    Vito’s hospital room, the camera shows that Vito was placed into room number two. This is a symbolic meaning that Michael will be the second Godfather of the Corleone Family. He walks through the hospital and he’s aware of the situation that people left the hospital unexpectedly. There is only one nurse in the hospital. Michael shows his leadership by convincing the her to move his father to another room which displays Michael’s rise to power in the situation. As the scene continues Michael…

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  • Michael Corleone: The Gangster As Tragic Hero

    Michael Corleone was the tragic hero because he qualified to Aristotle’s traits. For example, Michael was born in a wealthy family and he could choose his life path. He joined the army and went to Frontline during World War II. Many Americans praised soldiers as a hero because soldiers killed enemies and protected the whole country. For instance, in the movie, one of the police was hesitated after he heard Captain McCluskey ordered him and other policies to grab Michael. However, the police…

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  • The Godfather Research Paper

    I give The Godfather four stars out of four stars. It is an excellent movie. The first thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie is the music score. The music fit with the movie perfectly. The composers of the songs did an excellent job composing pieces that fit with the scene. The final song, composed by Nino Rota, is very memorable. From now on, whenever I hear Rota’s song, I will think of The Godfather. The action is the second thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie. The…

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  • The Influence Of Film: The Godfather

    Italians were criminals. They were apprehended by law enforcement, then charged with money laundering or murder. The Italians were the bad guys, and the cops were the good guys. However, The Godfather depicted mobsters as wealthy men who cared about their family. Don Corleone spoke with sophistication. Michael is college educated and a veteran. The audience sympathizes with Michael’s struggles between good and evil in the film. The new way of presenting the “bad guys” prompted changes in other…

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  • The Godfather Character Analysis

    film was able to focus more on the central characters of Don Corleone, and his son Michael. Both the book and the film focus on the Corleone family and the head patriarch Vito Corleone, the godfather; as well as his youngest son Michael. The film captures much of the same criminal elements that made the book such a worthwhile and interesting read. Familial ties, loyalty, and revenge are emphasized throughout both the novel and the film. The characters themselves are where the main changes from…

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  • Scarface And The Godfather Analysis

    Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) INTRODUCTION The films Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) are both crime-drama films which focus on the rise of their respective characters up the criminal ladder, becoming leaders on their own right and experiencing parallels on their stories while interacting with characters with duality in rules for both films. Scarface’s Tony Montana opted for drug trade and started his own empire on the back and blood of the people he killed, while Michael…

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  • Loyalty In The Godfather By Mario Puzo

    written by Mario Puzo and was first published in 1969 and later inspired a film of the same name in 1972, sequels to which were made in 1974 and 1990. The story of The Godfather follows a mafia family in New York over the span of a decade. The family in the novel is a criminal organization having national influences, headed by Vito Corleone, also known as The Don or The Godfather, same as the title. Loyalty is…

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  • Analysis Of What Happened To Money In Mario Puzo's The Godfather

    What Happened to the Money? In Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone said, “lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks” (187) In the gangster culture, all decisions and motivations revolve around money. Throughout Little Caesar, The Godfather, and Donnie Brasco, the circulation of money shifts greatly. At a time, whoever earned money got to keep their own money, but eventually, gangsters started making money for bosses, or basically, gangsters…

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