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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 page to screen are seen. Michael’s change in the novel is slow compared to the film. In the novel he appears kinder, at least for a time. It isn’t until after his father dies that we see any real change in him. For most of the beginning of both the film and novel we see him fight the marionette strings that long to pull him into the business. His transformation from military hero to a merciless crime lord is better played out on screen than in the book though. It is better because his is the kind of menacing transformation that one can only gauge when they themselves witness it. In the end as I was watching the baptism scene unfold, I felt as though he was no longer being pulled by the marionette strings. Instead he was the puppeteer and he called the shots. When he shuts the door on Kay in the end we get that last glimpse of him so regal and diabolic. The book could never have captured that moment I such a way. Don Corleone, is now one of my favorite literary characters. It was his…

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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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  • 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

    characters in The Godfather by Mario Puzo. The Godfather is a crime novel 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 …

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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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  • Godfather Scene Analysis

    The selected scene is from 37:51 to 39:53 in the film Godfather, Part 2; altogether, there are 15 shots in this duration. This scene is centered with the conversation between Michael Corleone and his step-brother Tom Hagen. This conversation is expected to be very “private”, only between Michael and Tom. Therefore, both lighting and camera shots have to create the sense of mystique. In order to do so, generally speaking, the lighting in this room is very dark. It has struck a responsive chord in…

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  • The Godfather Film Analysis

    Chuqian Lin Instructor: Karen Smalley FTV122D-1 Spring 2016 The Godfather Film Editing Analysis Paper In the movie The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Coppola uses a variety of brilliant and distinctive editing techniques to cleverly capture the story of the Corleone family. The famous baptism and murder sequence, in particular, includes parallel editing, use of sound, camera angles, subjective point of view, close-ups, and extreme close-ups to elicit dramatic and profound effects…

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  • How Did The White Italian Americans Lose Their Power

    only two examples. The movies tell the story of the Corleone family and their rise to power as a mafia group. So how did the stereotype that all Italians are immoral and involved in organized crime arise? The W.A.S.P.s created the immorality stereotype for the Italians because of several factors that were present. The first was the fact that Southern Italians were not devout church goers. Due to the mistreatment of the Southern Italians by both church and government there was a huge mistrust in…

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  • Honor Thy Father Analysis

    means “what can you not do for him?” which is a really a rhetorical question when it pertains to your family. Honor thy Father is a Filipino film with a genre of crime, drama and thriller. It was mainly all about a family that wants to get by to their lives and lately experienced lots of tragedy as they entered the ponzi scheme that is owned by the father of Edgar’s (Cruz) wife, Kaye (Soriano) who was lately proved as scam, so the couple endure the violent wrath of their fellow parishioners,…

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  • Symbolism In Goodfellas By Scorsese And Anothe

    childhood he portrayed the life of the gangster from his childhood perspective and started Goodfellas with the line: "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster.". In a way he painted a portrait of gangster royalty just like Velasquez did. What this did in the film itself could be the same thing that happened in this film, it introduced instability in a previously stable system of representation, or at least it seemed like a stable system of representation, but there are…

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