The Godfather Part II

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  • The American Dream In The Godfather And The Godfather

    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 the american dream push them to obtain power and greed which eventually lead to their downfall. Increasing amounts of Italians, mostly labor workers came to seek better economic opportunities during the 19th and 20th century. Most Italians settled…

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  • How Did The White Italian Americans Lose Their Power

    Even today television or movies there are images of an Italian acting in a way that some may view as immoral. The movies of The Godfather and The Godfather II are 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…

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  • Symbolism In Goodfellas By Scorsese And Anothe

    protagonists deal with their problems, mostly the hard way, but they did, while The Godfather showed us how the films that were after fifties had characters that just kept heading on the beaten track until the very end of it. This is where the influence of religion comes in. In Mean Streets, religion is definitely a present factor in the mindset of Charlie. It is another thing that puts pressure on him. And Scorsese makes religion seem ever present in the film in a way that he, according to his…

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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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  • Vito Corleone In The Godfather

    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…

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  • Honor Thy Father Analysis

    “Ano ang hindi mo gagawin para sa kanya?” a tagline from the movie entitled Honor Thy Father. This tagline 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…

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  • Loyalty In The Godfather By Mario Puzo

    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 is a criminal organization having national influences, headed by…

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  • Breathless Case Study: French New Wave

    Week 11 French New Wave Breathless 90 mins, 1960, French Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard Written By: Jean-Luc Godard Synopsis: Paying homage to the numerous crime thrillers of Hollywood’s Golden era, this film charts the relationship between Michel, a stylish but unpredictable criminal, and his estranged American girlfriend. Again, the notion of escapism through the cinema is key to this most famous of the new wave pictures. Essential Readings: Hart Cohen, Juan Francisco Salazar and Iqbal Barkat.…

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  • Slumdog Millionaire Analysis

    Once again, director, Danny Boyle has combined drama and crime with a pinch of romance and created a British film called Slumdog Millionaire. The film is written by Simon Beaufoy and produced by Christian Colson. The movie is yet another example of rags-to-riches, it is about a Muslim boy named Jamal Malik, who grew up on the streets of Mumbai, India with his older brother Salim Malik, as they lost their mother in an anti-Muslim riot. Jamal and Salim met a little pretty girl of their age called…

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  • The Bicycle Thieves Film Analysis

    Italian neorealism also known as the Golden Age of Italian Cinema, is a national film movement that helped shaped the 1948 Vittorio De Sica’s film The Bicycle Thieves. Familiar to Italian neorealism, they story follows Antonio a character amongst the poor and the working class. Neorealism is a strong aspect to the film because of the use of being filmed on location and often using nonprofessional actors that are going through post World War II tough economic and moral conditions. The conditions…

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