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    Joe Louis Research Paper

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    Chronological: Joe Louis I was well known for the nickname “The Brown Bomber.” My friends nicknamed me that because I lost to Germany’s Max Schmeling. When I was a young boy, I suffered from a speech disorder and spoke very little until about the age of 6. I spent most of my early years growing up in the countryside of Alabama. My father, a sharecropper, was committed to a state mental hospital when I was two years old. My early life was shaped by financial struggles. When I was a teenager, I…

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    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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    Crime Film: The Godfather

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    As a crime film, The Godfather contains numerous violent, sexual and profane scenes as its plot centers on the Corleone family and their criminal business. However, despite its genre, Nino Rota’s score for the film is generally calm, elegant and operatic. For instance, the main theme of the film is a waltz called the “Godfather Waltz,” which counterpoints the horrible images presented on the screen. As a mournful waltz with a melancholic vibe, the “Godfather Waltz” serves as a leitmotif for Don…

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    Grooming his sons Sonny, Fredo, and Michael to eventually take over the business, he wanted each of them to be a “critical, independent thinker and active in the organization” (Daft, 2015 p. 200). Don Vito served the best interest of his organization, which was evident when…

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    The basis of the American Dream is that every United States citizen has the equal opportunity to become anything they want, through hard work, 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…

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    Loyalty is not a word, it is a lifestyle. This is shown time and again by the 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…

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    After the Revolutionary War, the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (W.A.S.P.s) were in power, they held all the political offices; they owned the most land, they had the most profitable businesses, and the largest factories. They enjoyed being in control of everything and they wanted to keep that control and power. After the Civil War more immigrants were coming to America to their share of the wealth they believed America had. These immigrants now were coming from all over the world, not just…

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    Mama Corleone, played by Morgana King, is rarely shown in the film and is mostly silent; except for when she sings at Connie’s wedding. Connie is primarily exposed as a victim, first by her husband Carlo and then of her brothers, Michael, and Sonny. Michael’s first wife, Apollonia, is analogously powerless; as her father prearranges her wedding, and she is murdered because of a grudge against her husband. Kay, is frail and gullible, believing Michael when he deceives her stating that he did not…

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    Gangster films are a subgenre of crime films dealing with organized crime, often specifically with the Mafia. The are also considered to be called Mob films developed around the sinister actions of criminals or gangsters, particularly bankrobbers, underworld figures, or ruthless hoodlums who operate outside the law, stealing and violently murdering their way through life. In the 1940s, a new type of crime thriller emerged, more dark and cynical. One of the most famous gangster films is The…

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    The Film The Godfather

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    The film The Godfather was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, produced by Albert S. Ruddy and it’s a classic film from 1972. The families of the Godfather are getting into a new drug and political trade, facing hard challenges and obstacles that come their way. The Godfather passes away and Michael the Godfather son becomes the leader of the family. Michael then hire men to shot five different family leaders which help solve all the problems. The movie uses Close-up shots because the director…

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