History Awesome / TheGodfather

31st Aug '16 9:11:52 PM mlsmithca
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** Considering that the second film is often cited as ''[[EvenBetterSequel SUPERIOR]]'', it also counts.

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** Considering that the second film is often cited as ''[[EvenBetterSequel SUPERIOR]]'', superior]]'', it also counts.






** Clemenza's recipe for spaghetti sauce and meatballs has been tried in Real Life and deemed [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pretty damn good]].

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** Clemenza's recipe for spaghetti sauce and meatballs has been tried in Real Life and deemed [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome pretty damn good]].



** [[{{Badass}} Given Michael's military background and experience]], [[FridgeBrilliance it makes perfect sense that he was able to keep it together]].
*** Remember that Enzo '''also''' was a soldier. He was in the Italian army who got captured and sent to America to help the war effort. He must have experienced combat as well but still wasn't as calm as Michael.
*** So its a double moment of Awesome for the both of them- Michael was able to do it with nerves of steels, and Enzo kept on even though he was scared out of his wits.

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** [[{{Badass}} Given Michael's military background and experience]], experience, [[FridgeBrilliance it makes perfect sense that he was able to keep it together]].
*** ** Remember that Enzo '''also''' was a soldier. He was in the Italian army who and got captured and sent to America to help the war effort. He must have experienced combat as well but still wasn't as calm as Michael.
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Michael. So its it's a double moment of Awesome for the both of them- them - Michael was able to do it with nerves of steels, steel, and Enzo kept on even though he was scared out of his wits.



** Try the veal. It's the best in the city.
* The murders of Solozzo and Captain [=McKluskey=] by Michael, sending the formerly squeaky clean war hero down the same criminal path as the rest of his family. It was such a Crowning Moment that it convinced Paramount, who had been looking for any reason to fire Francis Ford Coppola (and Al Pacino) and get another director, that he might actually know what he was doing.

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** Try -->"Try the veal. It's the best in the city.
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* The murders of Solozzo and Captain [=McKluskey=] [=McCluskey=] by Michael, sending the formerly squeaky clean war hero down the same criminal path as the rest of his family. It was such a Crowning Moment that it convinced Paramount, who had been looking for any reason to fire Francis Ford Coppola (and Al Pacino) and get another director, that he might actually know what he was doing.



** Tom Hagen gets an understated moment shortly before that. Woltz, explaining ''why'' he doesn't want Johnny Fontaine in his new film, breaks down into a violent rant and angrily demands Tom get out. Hagen calmly sets down his utensils, stands up, and quietly thanks Woltz for the pleasant tour of his home (which it had been, up until that point), and says his farewells without once losing his cool. Even before the scene with [[spoiler:the horse]], you know he's gotten the upper hand.

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** * Tom Hagen gets an understated moment shortly before that. Woltz, explaining ''why'' he doesn't want Johnny Fontaine in his new film, breaks down into a violent rant and angrily demands Tom get out. Hagen calmly sets down his utensils, stands up, and quietly thanks Woltz for the pleasant tour of his home (which it had been, up until that point), and says his farewells without once losing his cool. Even before the scene with [[spoiler:the horse]], you know he's gotten the upper hand.






** Followed up by Michael's confrontation with Fredo back in Nevada after they fled from Cuba. With Fredo expressing all of the [[WhatTheHellHero rage and frustration]] of being passed over and belittled by his little brother. For John Cazale, this is his finest moment as an actor.
-->''Taken care of me?! You're my kid brother, and you take care of me?! Did you ever think about that? Huh? '''Did you ever once think about that?!''' Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that! Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere! Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport! I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!''

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** Followed up by * Michael's confrontation with Fredo back in Nevada after they fled from Cuba. With Fredo expressing all of the [[WhatTheHellHero rage and frustration]] of being passed over and belittled by his little brother. For John Cazale, this is his finest moment as an actor.
-->''Taken -->Taken care of me?! You're my kid brother, and you take care of me?! Did you ever think about that? Huh? '''Did you ever once think about that?!''' Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that! Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere! Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport! I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!''over!



-->''"Nothing."''

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-->''"Nothing."''-->"Nothing."



-->''"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."''

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-->''"Michael, -->"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."''"






31st Aug '16 7:01:37 PM wittylibrarian
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* The murders of Solozzo and Captain [=McKluskey=] by Michael, sending the formerly squeaky clean war hero down the same criminal path as the rest of his family. It was such a Crowning Moment that it convinced Paramount, who had been looking for any reason to fire Francis Ford Coppola (and Al Pacino) and get another director, that he might actually know what he was doing.



* The murders of Solozzo and Captain [=McKluskey=] by Michael, sending the formerly squeaky clean war hero down the same criminal path as the rest of his family. It was such a CMOA that it convinced Paramount, who had been looking for any reason to fire Francis Ford Coppola (and Al Pacino) and get another director, that he might actually know what he was doing.
24th Jul '16 9:43:24 PM DrOO7
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** Linked to that, the deleted scenes from the ''Saga'' that show Vito tracking down Don Ciccio's mooks and killing them as well.
31st Mar '16 3:16:35 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** So its a double moment of Awesome for the both of them- Michael was able to do it with nerves of steels, and Enzo kept on even though he was scared of his wits.

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*** So its a double moment of Awesome for the both of them- Michael was able to do it with nerves of steels, and Enzo kept on even though he was scared out of his wits.
21st Mar '16 11:40:04 AM wittylibrarian
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* Hyman Roth's pep speech to Michael while in Cuba, waiting on their deal with the corrupt government to go through.
-->''"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."''
25th Feb '16 5:54:04 PM thytruthiswon
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***So its a double moment of Awesome for the both of them- Michael was able to do it with nerves of steels, and Enzo kept on even though he was scared of his wits.
20th Jan '16 6:03:21 PM FordPrefect
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* Michael gets another when Tom Hagan tells him they have no way of getting to Hyman Roth.

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* Michael gets another when Tom Hagan Hagen tells him they have no way of getting to Hyman Roth.
16th Nov '15 3:08:05 AM ading
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\n* Michael gets another when Tom Hagan tells him they have no way of getting to Hyman Roth.
-->'''Michael''': Tom, I'm surprised at you. If there's one thing that's certain in this world, if there's one thing history has taught us, it is that you can kill anybody.

8th Oct '15 12:25:02 PM TrollBrutal
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* Considering ''The Godfather'' is both critically acclaimed AND popularly beloved, the entire movie could be one long Crowning Moment.

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* Considering ''The Godfather'' is both critically acclaimed AND popularly beloved, the entire movie could be one long Crowning Moment. The acting is so good that otherwise tragic scenes are memorable for the delivery of the actors alone.
11th Aug '15 8:52:20 AM wittylibrarian
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-->''Taken care of me?! You're my kid brother, and you take of me?! Did you ever think about that? Huh? Did you ever once think about that?! Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that! Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere! Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport! I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!''

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-->''Taken care of me?! You're my kid brother, and you take care of me?! Did you ever think about that? Huh? Did '''Did you ever once think about that?! that?!''' Send Fredo off to do this, send Fredo off to do that! Let Fredo take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere! Send Fredo to pick somebody up at the airport! I'm your older brother, Mike, and I was stepped over!''
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