The Godfather is a 1972 American epic mafia, political crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which was based on the novel written by Mario Puzo. The movie was shot in the five boroughs of NY. I think that the opening credits were connected to the first scene where the camera shows us the first characters face who comes out to be Amerigo. He had very sad expressions on his face and they did not seem to be too sad or too low. The emotions were somewhere in between plus he’s telling a traumatic story about his daughter Katherine. I think that the music in the movie had a very close connection to the emotions…because it is the music which gives a perfect boost to complete an emotional scene. There is no such thing as an emotional scene being filmed without any background music. Because basically what the director wants from the audience is to feel what the characters are feeling. The Godfather is a movie about family, brute rage, and business. Coopola fills his whole film with themes about power, and family. Coopola puts the audience inside the violence-infested society of the Mafia. He shows us the nature of the Mafia family. The Godfather is essentially the story of a man, his family and his power. One major theme is power. The Mafia leader is Vito Corleone, “The Godfather” who stops at nothing to gain power. Vito Corleone is a friendly man, a "reasonable" man, and the deadliest leader in the Cosa Nostra. He uses blackmail and murder to gain his power. He gives his friendship, with a price. Vito rights wrongs, mostly through murder, and his assistants carry out his missions for him. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from poor to rich. His power runs throughout every inch of society.
I really enjoyed watching this film because of the plot, camera work, and music. I am looking forward to seeing the second film in the series.
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