Vito Corleone

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 5 - About 47 Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    Puzo’s novels are famed for his development of characters in a short period of time one such example in the novel is that of Luca Brasi, "Luca Brasi was indeed a man to frighten the devil in hell himself. Brasi's reputation for violence was awesome and his devotion towards Don Corleone legendary. his kind was a rarity."(Puzo,36) "Luca Brasi did not fear the police, he did not fear societies, he did not fear god, he did not fear hell, he did not fear or love his fellow man. but he has elected and chosen to fear and love Don Corleone"(Puzo,36) Puzo within a few pages portrayed Luca Brasi as the most fearsome hit man to ever walk the face of earth, but what is really interesting here is the fact that Luca Brasi is plucked off the plot in the…

    • 1540 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 573 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The 1972 film, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is a perfect example of feudalism. With Vito Corleone as the king pin and the rest of his family as major players in the New York mafia. The Godfather is not the normal gangster film or a film about Italian immigrants. Two social movements occur in The Godfather, the aristocratic court, and the coup. While the film takes place mainly in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, there are no democratic institutions seen. There are no…

    • 403 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The film ends up with Ka Michael’s rudeness, which would develop into the sequel films, which are have many difference from the novel. Vito Corleone's back story appeared in the second film, with his character acted by Robert De Niro. Another main difference is that the the subplot of relatively unimportant minor characters. In the novel, these characters and subplots include Johnny Fontane, Al Neri, Lucy Mancini, and Luca Brasi—even Nino, they were totally deleted in the film, these people were…

    • 1535 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    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…

    • 1717 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    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.…

    • 956 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 1046 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Devil's Backbone Essay

    • 1157 Words
    • 5 Pages

    The Devil’s Backbone (2001) Devil's Backbone (2001) - source: Sony Pictures Classics The Devil's Backbone (2001) - source: Sony Pictures Classics Del Toro's next film is The Devil's Backbone, a dense and politically charged ghost story set during the Spanish Civil War, features one of the most haunting opening sequences in modern cinema: Fade in. The camera moves toward a darkened doorway. "What is a ghost?" a voice asks. "A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again?" We enter the…

    • 1157 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 1299 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The Godfather is story about family and the American dream. This film is at times brutal, terrifying but ultimately it’s a film about a family and a family that is ruthless and will do whatever they have to in order to protect each other. The Corleone’s are such a large family and you would think all of these characters would cause overcrowding but the performances are so memorable that you don’t dismiss family members. The character who had the most drastic transition was Michael. In the…

    • 255 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5