"The Godfather" Essays and Research Papers

The Godfather

The Godfather “The Godfather”, a name that stands for authority, is the title of the fictional novel and feature films written by Mario Puzo and directed by Frank Coppola. Don Vito Corleone, also known as the Godfather, is the patriarch of the Corleone crime family. The Godfather is a wise intelligent man who's authoritative code rests on respect, loyalty and fear. He is loyal to his crime family and he demands the same loyalty and respect from them. There are three characters throughout the...

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Assignment - 3 Movie Assignment To Mahmood Karim Faculty, MGT 321. By The Godfather Theoretical Relevance Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando): According to Ohio State Studies, Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) portrays the “Initiating Structure” theory. As we come to learn that he has very strong principles about his business and the family. Don Corleone, as the movie progresses, is seen to make difficult decisions and doesn’t care or think about what others or the subordinates (capo-regimes)...

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The Godfather I just finished reading a book called The Godfather which is written in 1969 by Mario Puzo. It is one of the best in all-time literature history. And I am definitely agreed with it. Because it has everything inside, much a great novel. If you read once then you might think that it is about crime life or how to murder other without notice. It is true but it isn’t main stuff. The main thing is how to be a man. A real responsible. Because a real take cares for his family and people only...

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The Godfather Rarely can it be said that a film has defined a genre, but never is that more true than in the case of The Godfather. Since the release of the 1972 epic (which garnered ten Academy Award nominations and was named Best Picture), all "gangster movies" have been judged by the standards of this one (unfair as the comparison may be). If a film is about Jewish mobsters, it's a "Jewish Godfather"; if it's about the Chinese underworld, it's an "Oriental Godfather"; if it takes place in contemporary...

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Narrative Structure Essay: How To Make a Mobster Lovable In his film The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola creates a narrative structure, very similar to that seen in Classic Hollywood cinema. Events in the film unfold chronologically, and cause and effect ultimately help shape the narrative. The Godfather’s long narrative span, covers a very significant time in American history, and centers around the idiosyncrasy of family. The film is told entirely within the closed world of the Corleone family...

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The Godfather Mario Puzo Biography! Mario Puzo was born in New York City, on October 15th, 1920. He was a famous Italian author and screenwriter, who wrote a number of popular novels about The Mafia. Throughout Puzo’s career/lifetime, he is best known and recognized for his publishing of the popular novel, The Godfather. Puzo was born into a poor family from Pietradefusi, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. He served...

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‘ The Godfather Ruz, Julianne Marie A. III-Oxygen Ma’am Ramos I. Title The Godfather II. Author Mario Puzo III. Setting New York in the 1930s, the town of Corleone, Sicily, Long Beach, and Las Vegas, Nevada. IV. Plot Vito Corleone is known as The Godfather in the criminal underworld. His father was killed by the local Mafia chieftain, and ever since he was twelve years old, strange men have come to kill him. His empire has known peace for ten years...

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up the deeds he does for everyone. Her reasons about why Don Vito Corleone is such a great role model were very well explained and detailed. She builds up Vito’s character so others can view him as a god like figure, hence why his nickname is The Godfather. I do agree with her on some topics, but at the same time I disagree. I agree with Wong when she says friendships are important, and Vito really showed how important it was. In addition, I agree with her argument about traditional values. What I...

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Hyman Roth versus Michael Corleone Arguably one of the greatest movies of all time, The Godfather pt 2 stimulates audiences by portraying two culturally different crime syndicates and their leaders in a power struggle. Although both men are exceptionally powerful and prominent characters in Francis Ford Coppola’s film, Hyman Roth and Michael Corleone are extremely different. Throughout the film, we see differences in Roth and Michael’s means of conducting business. Whether it is the way they...

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Analysis of the Use of Lighting in the Godfather

I am writing about the use of lighting in the opening scene of The Godfather, (1). The photography of The Godfather as an entire film is very planned and used specifically to generate moods, and have great psychological affect. This is just as true for the very first series of shots for the film, and perhaps more important since these first shots will give the audience the initial feeling of the film, and set a tone for the picture. The first shot is highly dramatic in its lighting...

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Realism and Idealism for the Godfather

Realism and Idealism for the Godfather I will never forget what I felt when I first seen my first mobster movie, I was about 12 years old, it was real late at night and I just could not fall asleep. I was flipping the channels looking for something to watch, and that is when I encountered my first mobster movie. I was intrigued from beginning to end; it was like nothing I had ever seen before. The way they talked so confident and cool to the way they looked so sharp and sophisticated. Although...

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Analytical Critique of the Godfather

Analytical Critique of The Godfather I believe the reason that, "The Godfather", is such a great film is because it lets audiences decide whether they like the characters or not. Too many movies made about organized crime begin with some seemingly random act of violence. "The Godfather", however, lets it be known from the start to judge the characters in the film based on what type of person they are instead of the criminal activities they may engage in. The film begins with a wedding, and...

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The Godfather: Movie Review

Professor Julian 8 March 2014 The Godfather The Godfather was regarded as the second best films of all time after the Shaw-shank Redemption. The Godfather employs a classic Italian-American mafia crime family in New York and Nevada. Vito Corleone as the founder of the Corleone crime family. An immigrant from Sicily who witnessed both his parents shot by a different don. He has four children and a step son whom he had adopted. Michael Corleone as the second Godfather to the Corleone crime family. Santino...

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Obtuse Meaning in the Godfather

Notes on the performances of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in the Godfather in the light of Roland Barthes ‘The Third Meaning’. In Roland Barthes’ essay, “The Third Meaning,” he posits two levels of meaning in a film or photographic image: the first is the simple or informational level which simply tells you everything you can learn from the setting, the costumes, the characters, their relations and so forth; and the second is the symbolic level, which shows you the connotations inside an image...

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The Godfather Analysis

Vito(protagonist): The Godfather presents Vito as the paradigmatic Mafia don. He is wise and intelligent, an excellent reader of others’ intentions, and a smooth, subtle talker, able to convince with words, not only bullets. Though a ruthless, violent criminal, Vito is also a warm, loving father and husband. In his later years, Vito comes across as relaxed and playful, even mellow. He has lived a rich, full life and earned a quiet retirement. Vito is both the perfect father and the perfect Godfather, making him...

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The Godfather The segment of ‘The Godfather’ portrays many ideas of belonging. The scene involves the climax of the movie, where Michael Corleone is revealed as the next “godfather”, by shows another side of Corleone. There are many signs that suggest that Michael Corleone fits in and belongs in the mafia just like his father. The double life of the mafia shows the sense of belonging. The scene shows a montage of many plots of murders. The double life of Michael Corleone, the mafia and his family...

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"Godfather Death" by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, "Death By Candlelight"

their own decisions. In Godfather Death, by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, the decisions of a godson are explored as he journeys through his life, takes advantage of possible opportunities, and ultimately decides his own fate. One will quickly see how a simple decision can change a life forever, through the following passage: "Show me my life light," said the doctor, assuming it would be very tall. Death pointed to the small stub that seemed about to flicker out. "Oh dear godfather!" cried the terrified...

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Film And Mafia: Comparing the Godfather and The Untouchables

Exploring Good vs Evil: The Godfather vs The Untouchables Good vs. Evil, a universal theme seen throughout the history of story telling, can find itself to be especially malleable and suprising in the modern gangster movie. In the classic depiction of this struggle, the Gangster was looked upon as the criminal, the bad guy, while today this is not always the case. In this paper I will be explaining the early gangster films restrictions on who could be good or evil, and then introduce the...

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Critical Analysis on "Godfather Death"

CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON "GODFATHER DEATH", A FAIRY TALE WRITTEN BY JACOB LUDWIG GRIMM AND WILHELM CARL GRIMM This story is a German fairy tale translated by Jacob Ludwig Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786-1859), brothers born in Germany. The story centers on a 13th son born to a poor old man who can not afford to feed his new offspring. In order to provide for him the poor old man must choose a godfather for his son. He first meets God and dismisses him as a godfather because according to...

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The Godfather 1972 Opening Scene

Analysis Project 2/25/13 The Godfather (1972): Opening Scene The Godfather is an American crime film based on crime families in New York. The 1972 film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy. The screenplay was developed by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, based on Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name. The Godfather is ranked as second in the greatest film in American cinema history (behind Citizen Kane). The opening scene of The Godfather, sets the mood and tone...

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The Godfather and the Meaning of Family

The Godfather A family is a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, and is considered a group, whether they reside together or not; the traditional family, which usually consists of family values and beliefs. In American literature family serves as a base in our society which can be shaped and molded into many different forms. Mario Puzo’s The Godfather demonstrates family as a successful business, with strict and traditional Italian roots. The story is focuses on the Corleone...

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Critical Thinking Essay: the Godfather

Date: November 20, 2012 Critical essay review: The God Father The Godfather, a story about a multigenerational crime family by the Italian American author Mario Puzo, was one of the best-selling books since it was published in 1969. Not only the book was a phenomenon, its movie under the direction of director Francis Ford Coppola had also become a landmark in American movie since it was released in 1972. The Godfather detailed impressively the activities of the gangster world, especially the...

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Book report of Godfather

Book report THE GODFATHER The novel God Father is written by Mario Puzo. Mario Puzo is a professional writer from an Italian immigrant family. When he was young, he lived in a slum in New York with his parents, so crime may be a normal state of affairs where they lived. Yeas later when Mario became a professional writer, that part of experience gave him the inspiration about this famous novel---God Father. He also published some other books, but none of them was as popular as God Father. This...

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send him to hide with their cousins in Long Island. His daughter Ketherine said she would run away to Italy if he doesn’t keep Enzo there. -“Enzo must be made an American citizen. And there was only one man who could arrange such an affair. The Godfather. Don Corleone.” 7. – Wedding of Miss Constanzia Corleone, daughter of Don Vito Corleone, reception in his huge house in Long Island. Never forgot his old friends and neighbors even though he now lives there. A momentous occasion. Friends of Don...

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Using integrated linguistic and literary approaches compare how sibling relationships are presented in King Lear and The Godfather.

Using integrated linguistic and literary approaches compare how sibling relationships are presented in King Lear and The Godfather. In both King Lear and The Godfather, sibling relationships are presented as volatile such as when Regan and Goneril temporarily collaborate to take Lear’s power but become obsessed with the competition for Edmund’s love and the camaraderie ends abruptly, while the Corleone siblings look out for each other and think family should come before business. King Lear is...

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Godfather Notes

Film: The Godfather Date | Prompts/Essential Questions 1. What is the effect of color/lighting in the film? 2. Where do you notice juxtaposition? What is the effect? 3. How does The Godfather adhere to the conventions of the mob/gangster genre? (remember to note connections to film noir). 4. How do the characters in The Godfather resemble other characters/archetypes in some of the other films we’ve watched? | Summary of Day’s Vi-ewing | My Contribution to Discussion | 11/1311/15...

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Audi Superbowl Commercial Analysis

The Godfather The Godfather Audi R8 Super Bowl commercial aired for the first time during the Super Bowl XLII in 2008. The advertisement depicts Audi’s flagship supercar in a scene that clearly recalls the famous “horse head” scene from the popular movie The Godfather. The Audi commercial from Super Bowl XLII is an effective way of drawing attention to Audi products and the R8 supercar in particular. Because the R8 is the only product pictured in the ad, it is clear Audi is trying to draw attention...

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Does Family Matter

family matter? Yes family always matters. It is necessary to have some sort of family structure in order to have a stable foundation. This need for stability and structure is how the family survives and the children find safety. In the movies The Godfather and Scarface we will discover how the two differ when it comes to family and family business. These two patriarchs have different views on family and how the family is involved in the business. In this discovery one struggles to gain and maintain...

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Compare and Contrast

as if it was something we can stop from happening. In fact we can’t, it is the only thing guaranteed to us in this life. “Appointment in Samarra” andGodfather Death” are very good examples of this irony, they both talk about running away from the character Death. Even though “Appointment in Samarra” is very analogous to “Godfather Death” they share quite a few differences, though the authors’ use of language, ending, and plot. In “Appointment in Samarra” Maugham uses...

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Role of Women in the Godfather

Role of Women in The Godfather The role of women has changed tremendously over the years. Currently, it is normal for women to have a successful job and a family; however, it wasn’t always like that. For example, in The Godfather the role of women is a lot different than it is today. In The Godfather the role of women is limited to being the caretakers of the family. The women in this film were also seen as the least important part of a man’s life; this idea is conveyed through the treatment of...

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Godfather Rhetorical Analysis

Respect Over Business One of the most inspiring movies of all time in terms of cinema, The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, uses a style of cinema that was unheard of until the creation of this movie. Coppola, a master of tone, uses many different forms of cinematography in order to make the audience feel the emotions in which he wants them to feel. Through different forms of cinematography, along with different styles of rhetorical elements in dialogue, Coppola was able to effectively...

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Conflicts in the Godfather

The Godfather is an insightful sociological study of violence, power, honor and obligation, corruption, justice and crime in America. Part I of The Godfather Trilogy centers on the Corleone crime "family" in the boroughs of New York City in the mid 1940s, dominated at first by the aging godfather/patriarch "Don" Vito Corleone. As a turn-of-the-century Silician immigrant, he is the head of one of the five Italian-American "families" that operates a crime syndicate. The 'honorable' crime "family,"...

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The Godfather 2

The Godfather Part: II The Godfather Part: II was released in 1974 to great critical acclaim, some even deeming it superior to the original. It was building on the already brilliant original to create a tragedy of colossal proportions. Similar to its prequel, the sequel remains a highly influential film in the gangster genre. It was ranked 32nd greatest film in American film history in 1997, and kept its rank ten years later. The Godfather Part: II stands out because the film does an excellent...

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The Godfather Reflective Summary

Shawn Carelli Business Ethics: Week 4 The Godfather Reflective Summary The Godfather is a great movie the many consider essential to any great business. This movie shows the realization of the American Dream. A family empire built from little to nothing. Though the business that took place in this movie was certainly illegitimate, the practices and rules they lived by are a key asset to modern day business. Break the laws they might, but family values are one of the most scared attributes...

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Godfather Goodfellas Essay

The Godfather and Goodfellas are both considered “mafia movies.” Both of these films portray some form of organized crime committed by Italians. They mutually romanticize the mob lifestyle and depict it with pure clarity. Although both of these movies portray the lives of the same kind of people, they are more than just a simple characterization. Violence plays a major role in each of these films. The Godfather and Goodfellas are obviously very similar. However, they also have several aspects that...

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compare and contrast

ENG 135 At first glance, the The Godfather and We Own the Night appear to be quite different, but open closer examination, they do possess some similarities. Although they are different in the areas of the time period, the plot, and the characters, they are similar in the areas of having violence, having family problems, drug issues in the movie. The time period of the two films is obviously different. The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced...

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Scene Analysis Paper: The Godfather

Scene Analysis Paper The Godfather The Godfather, filmed in 1972, is known as one of America’s number one classics! This film holds many scenes where violence and control is portrayed. The Godfather is my favorite old movie! This movie holds everything from exciting action scenes, to world famous actors like, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Cann, and many others. The Godfather holds many different themes, but the one theme that is most noticeable throughout the movie is violence...

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Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image

family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events like Bella Mafia and The Last Don, to the dramatic series The Sopranos, Italian-Americans have traditionally been portrayed as gangsters...

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Death: the Godfather and Godson Wealth

thoughts of the reader with respect to death, and uses those pre-existing feelings and thoughts to ground his rather thin message about death's inescapability. A man seeks a godfather for his thirteenth child. Death proposes to be godfather, a proposal the father accepts because death makes all people equal. The godfather gives his godson a gift of an herb that will cure people. However there is one rule that Death will not allow him to save selective people. As the king falls ill the godson disobeys...

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Corruption of Power in texts The Godfather, The Crucible, Akira, Animal Farm

the texts I have selected, which include, The Crucible, The Godfather, Animal Farm and Akira, the portrayal of corruption is closely linked to that of power. How is corruption of power shown/represented in the texts?Lord Acton, a key influence on this essay, once said, All too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.This quote could hold no more relevance to any other text than that of The Godfather. In The Godfather the story revolves around that of Michael Coleone, and his rise...

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Scarface vs. American Gangster

When considering candidates for all time greatest gangster movies, one wouldn’t forget to mention such classics as Goodfellas, the Godfather, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction. Some may even consider Tony Montana of Scarface to be the hardest, roughest gangster to ever appear on the movie screen. But what characteristics make this so? Is it because he was able to take over a drug cartel by violence to become the single most made man in Miami? Was it his ruthless business tactics, which ultimately...

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Critique of Goodfellas from a Marxist Perspective

in Capitalism, where all promises made to improve society as a whole are thrown out the window to allow for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. The film’s impact may also be read implicitly due to its stark differences from The Godfather, with the former being a far more romantic take on the gangster film, an ideal which Goodfellas disagrees with strongly, presenting immediately differing views which audiences will obviously be aware of. Some of the film’s micro elements also had...

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Why Has Audience Positioning Towards Gangster Films and Their Main Characters Changed Throughout the Evolution of Film?

seventy years ago.”-Thomas Leitch The central theme of the gangster film has always revolved around law and order and essentially boils down to the Criminal institutions fighting one another or fighting a corrupt authority. Movies such as ‘The Godfather’, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Public enemies’ follow the same plot of organised crime. That is what the films are about, seeing as though the central characters operate under their own premise of law, the narratives involve their relationship with the authorities...

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Essays on Different Topics

film one is also aware of that". Later when you come out of the theater, you feel the honesty of the movie and it stays with you. Lootera is, indeed, that kind of movie. 4. A BOOK THAT I READ RECENTLY- THE GODFATHER by MARIO PUZO Over the past term I read Mario Puzo’s The Godfather.     The book itself is an action packed crime novel that revolves around the Corleone crime family.    The main character in this book is Michael Corleone, the Godfather’s son.   Michael was introduced in the...

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The Godfather - 1 - 3 Act Structure

GODFATHER – RESTORATIVE 3-ACT STRUCTURE Ameya Gore ACT – 1 Act-1 begins with the exposition of all the main characters, during the wedding of Connie Corleone. We are introduced to the Don, Sonny, Mama, Johnny Fontane, Luca Brasi, the Consegliere etc. as Michael talks to his love interest about his family. At this time, Michael is detached from the family and all its interests. He is a war hero, and is happy being that. The power of the Corleone family...

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The Godfather Part Ii

G Character List Analysis of Major Characters Vito Corleone The Godfather trilogy presents Vito as the paradigmatic Mafia don. When placed beside him, Barzini lacks class, Don Ciccio looks cruel and petty, and Don Fanucci is smalltime and brutish. Even Michael, despite his tremendous successes, loses in such a comparison, as he appears lacking in warmth and joie de vivre. It is unclear whether we are to believe Sollozzo’s words about Vito, that “the old man [is] slipping,” but even if he is...

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The Godfather: Power

on love, others lean towards money, it may be achieved through money, relationships, or even the misfortune of others, but why does power have the persuasion to change a person and what drives them to gain more? Mario Puzo, the author of "The Godfather" does an excellent job of showing the many outcomes that power has on people. He writes about Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone family whom has unlimited power and influence throughout the east coast, yet he remains a respected business man...

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Macbeth vs. the Godfather

macMacbeth vs. the Godfather Changing from good to evil The change from good to evil can happen to anyone. It can happen to the best of people, just like Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Copalla’s the Godfather. In these two completely different stories, the protagonists Macbeth and Michael Corleone, start off good and transition into evil and gain too much power for them to handle. Changing isn’t a choice for either of them and evil just presented...

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God Father

The review on God Father Rather than concentrating on everything that is great about The Godfather, a much easier way for me to judge its quality is on what is bad about it. Almost every film has something that I don't like about it, but I can honestly say that I wouldn't change anything about The Godfather. There is nothing weak about it and nothing that stands out as bad. That's why it gets ten out of ten. This is one of those films that made me wonder why I hadn't seen it earlier...

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The Godfather by: Mario Puzo Review

1. Puzo, Mario. The Godfather. New York, New York, USA: Signet, 1969. 2. The title of the book, The Godfather, is a reference to one of the main characters, Don Vito Corleone. The position of Godfather in the Italian Community is one of great respect, admiration, and affection. Don Vito Corleone is given this title by many as a sign of respect for the favors that he does as well for his cunning, power, and influence. 3. The major conflict of the novel concerns Don Vito Corleone and his youngest...

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The God Father

Puzo, Mario. The Godfather. New York City: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969 Characters   Don Vito Corleone: The Don of the most powerful Mafia family in New York City, Vito is a self made legend created with his wisdom and leadership skills. His only price to pay for favors is the return of people’s unwavering friendship. Although Vito is a violent man in the mob business he isn’t corrupt. His family morals are strong and his actions aren’t motivated by money but rather by what he thinks is right. In...

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The Legacy of Michael Corleone

fifteen years, not many have actually read the book that the franchise is based upon. The film franchise I refer to is of course, The Godfather trilogy. On the long list of books made into movies The Godfather stands as a shining example of the right way to do it. When The Godfather debuted in 1972 it was an instant classic. Based off of Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather coupled with actors like Marlon Brando (Don Corleone) and Al Pacino (Michael Corleone) it was as if Don Corleone himself had been...

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Al Pacino Biography

the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect: he played a junkie in The Panic in Needle Park (1971) after his film debut in Me, Natalie (1969). What came next would change his life forever. The role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro and a host of others either wanted it or were mentioned for it, but director Francis Ford Coppola had his heart set on...

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Evolution of the Gangster Genre

to see the stars like Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney depict Al Capone-like gangsters featured in headlines. Which made the gangster genre extremely popular, but short lived. Johnny Fontane in the 1972 blockbuster The Godfather sobbed “oh Godfather, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do.” On the day of his daughter’s wedding, Don Vito Corleone, head of one of five New York crime families, grants favors. He sits behind his desk, mostly in the shadows as many people ask...

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Comparison Between the Movie and Novel "The Godfather"

Italian writer Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather in 1920. In 1972, the book was made into a movie. Part two followed in 1974, and part three in 1990. The plot follows the feuds between five big New York mafia families. Compared to the movie, the book had many more side stories featuring supporting characters. Of note is how the novel version had an epilogue that the movie completely ignored. Although there are some changes and flaws, the 1974 film adaptation of the book has a similar plot and is a very...

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Book Review on the Godfather by Mario Puzo

Submitted by Md. Jane Alam Sufian Assistant Director 29th BCS (Ansar) Ansar & VDP Academy Shafipur, Gazipur Book Review On The Godfather By Mario Puzo Submitted To: Hira Miah Course OIC Director (Training) Ansar & VDP Academy Shafipur, Gazipur Submitted by Md. Jane Alam Sufian Assistant Director 29th BCS (Ansar) Ansar & VDP Academy Shafipur, Gazipur Acknowledgement Book review is an important assignment...

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Michael Corleone Leadership

The Leadership of Michael Corleone Biographical Sketch Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, is the main character in the Godfather movie trilogy. He is the youngest son of Vito Corleone, and brother of Sonny, Fredo, and Connie Corleone. In the first Godfather, Michael is introduced in his 20’s. He was enrolled in Dartmouth college, but to the chagrin of his family, he dropped out to join the Marines during WW II. He was awarded for his military service in the Pacific, and re-enlisted at Dartmouth...

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The Godfather Book Review

SUMMARY AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS PART 1: Vito is portrayed as a man who is looking for friendship in return for his services, a man who is happy on the day of his daughter’s wedding and is also hearing to people’s requests. He is shown as a loving and caring father and a husband to his family. Vito's youngest son, Michael is a celebrated war hero who comes to the wedding with his girlfriend. Vito's godson Johnny Fontane, a popular singer, pleads for help to secure a coveted movie role, so Vito dispatches...

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Chris Messenger's Fable of Complex Intersections of Work and Family in American Culture

academic hype and know that even the most cautious of scholars will risk indiscretion on a book jacket. But in this case the hyperbolic claim may be understated. Messenger’s book is a phenomenon. I am at a loss to think what manifestation of The Godfather narratives (book, film trilogy, related movies, television programming), or what aspect of authoring, filming, marketing, or what theoretical perspective or intellectual framework Messenger overlooks in this comprehensive, intelligent, and definitive...

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Discuss the dominant, alternative and absent discourses of femininity in a film of your choice.

of stereotypes based on over-simplified ideas about womanhood like the domestic goddess, the success and the screw-up," (www.greencine.com). This study attempts to discuss how these stereotypes are addressed throughout Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II. McCarty claims that the gangster movie "has been male-dominated for most of its existence," and is a true example of what McCabe would term as a "patriarchal film." It is for this reason that this study will highlight the film, as it is...

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