History Film / TheGodfather

19th Jun '17 3:56:34 PM danlansdowne
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** Possibly excused if any of them were doing time in jail; the Corleones are a criminal enterprise, after all.



* YouHaveToHaveJews: Jack Wolz, Moe Greene, and Hyman Roth. [[spoiler:None of them fare very well.]] In part TruthInTelevision, since Greene and Roth are thinly-veiled versions of real-life Jewish gangsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, and most 1940s Hollywood moguls were Jewish.

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* YouHaveToHaveJews: Jack Wolz, Woltz, Moe Greene, and Hyman Roth. [[spoiler:None of them fare very well.]] In part TruthInTelevision, since Greene and Roth are thinly-veiled versions of real-life Jewish gangsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, and most 1940s Hollywood moguls were Jewish.
10th Jun '17 7:52:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BeamMeUpScotty: A non-verbal example. Most parodies of the infamous "Horse's head in the bed" scene depict the recipient simply rolling over and seeing the offending head within their line of sight without having to get up first. In the actual film, however, Jack Woltz feels and sees blood on his sheets and finds Khartoum's head by his feet instead.



* BreakTheCutie: Present in the book and in the recut. What Jack Woltz does to a very young, very beautiful actress during Tom Hagen's visit. Insiders say it's a description of something that happened to Creator/ElizabethTaylor, probably at MGM. It was one of the factors that would ultimately lead to the horse-head incident, and is called an ''infamita'' by the Don himself when he hears about it.

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* BreakTheCutie: Present in the book and in the recut. What Jack Woltz does to a very young, very beautiful actress during Tom Hagen's visit. Insiders say it's a description of something that happened to Creator/ElizabethTaylor, probably at MGM. Creator/{{MGM}}. It was one of the factors that would ultimately lead to the horse-head incident, and is called an ''infamita'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards by the Don himself himself]] when he hears about it.
7th Jun '17 9:16:00 PM danlansdowne
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The mafia's illegal revenue models are only mentioned in brief narrative. No bribery, prostitution, or drug-dealing ever happens on screen, and the only gambling that is shown, is the legal business in Las Vegas. While the Corleones make their famous [[ShameIfSomethingHappened offers they cannot refuse]] they are never seen doing extortion for money; the only one who does it is Fanucci against the young Vito. This leads to his failure, though.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: The mafia's illegal revenue models are only mentioned in brief narrative. No bribery, prostitution, or drug-dealing ever happens on screen, and the only gambling that is shown, shown (aside from Carlo's bookmaking portfolio) is the legal business in Las Vegas. While the Corleones make their famous [[ShameIfSomethingHappened offers they cannot refuse]] they are never seen doing extortion for money; the only one who does it is Fanucci against the young Vito. This leads to his failure, though.though.
** Justified by Cicci's testimony in Part II: there was always a go-between so nothing could be pinned on the Corleones.



* PlotParallel: ''Part II'' juxtaposes the creation of Vito's family with the gradual dissolution of Michael's one.

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* PlotParallel: ''Part II'' juxtaposes the creation of Vito's family with the gradual dissolution of Michael's one.Michael's.
27th May '17 10:25:27 AM rmctagg09
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* DecapitationStrike: Michael has the heads of all of the other New York crime families assassinated on the same day. This ends the Mob War and makes Michael one of the most powerful mob bosses in America.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: None of the Five Families have any problem with black people buying drugs. "They're all animals anyway."

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: DeliberateValuesDissonance:
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None of the Five Families have any problem with black people buying drugs. "They're all animals anyway."
25th May '17 4:15:57 PM mkmckoy
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* MotiveRant: When Michael asks Hyman Roth who ordered the hit on Pentangeli, Roth responds by revealing [[LikeASonToMe his close connection to Moe Greene]], whom Michael had killed. This provides greater clarity about why Roth would want Michael dead, even though Roth is [[DownplayedTrope never explicit about this]].

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* MotiveRant: When Michael asks Hyman Roth who ordered the hit on Pentangeli, Roth responds by revealing [[LikeASonToMe his close connection to Moe Greene]], whom Michael had killed. This provides greater clarity about why Roth would want Michael dead, even though Roth is [[DownplayedTrope [[ImpliedTrope never explicit about this]].
11th May '17 8:00:28 AM CrowTR0bot
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* BeamMeUpScotty: A non-verbal example. Most parodies of the infamous "Horse's head in the bed" scene depict the recipient simply rolling over and seeing the offending head within their line of sight without having to get up first. In the actual film, however, Jack Woltz feels and sees blood on his sheets and finds Khartoum's head by his feet instead.
9th Apr '17 7:11:23 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** ''Film/TheConformist'' is a major influence on all three movies, particularly Coppola and Gordon Willis's visual style. It's most overt in ''Part II'', from the color scheme in the Vito flashbacks to the leaves blowing across the lake house lawn just before [[spoiler:Fredo's murder]], and the casting of Gastone Moschin as Don Fanucci.
4th Apr '17 6:27:32 PM JRA
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--> '''Kay''': It wasn't a miscarraige.....it was an abortion.
29th Mar '17 12:17:41 AM WillBGood
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--> * '''Don Corleone''': "Tattaglia was a ''[[AcceptableProfessionalTargets pimp]]''—he never could have outfought Santino. But I didn’t know until today … that it was Barzini all along.”
--> * '''Michael (''to Fredo'')''': (''**[[KissOfDeath kiss of death]]**'') “[[FindingJudas I know it was you, Fredo]]. And you broke my heart. ''You broke my heart''.”

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--> * '''Don -->'''Don Corleone''': "Tattaglia was a ''[[AcceptableProfessionalTargets pimp]]''—he never could have outfought Santino. But I didn’t know until today … that it was Barzini all along.”
--> * '''Michael -->'''Michael (''to Fredo'')''': (''**[[KissOfDeath kiss of death]]**'') “[[FindingJudas I know it was you, Fredo]]. And you broke my heart. ''You broke my heart''.”
25th Mar '17 9:01:14 PM danlansdowne
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** Officially, ''Part I'' isn't about the Mafia at all. The story goes that when the real Mafia began making complaints and threats, the filmmakers compromised, removing all references to "the Mafia" and "Cosa Nostra". So the film is actually about a fictitious crime organisation that just happens to be based around five fictitious Italian-American families – it’s usually referred to as "the Five Families" when mentioned on screen.

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** Officially, ''Part I'' isn't about the Mafia at all. The story goes that when the real Mafia began making complaints and threats, the filmmakers compromised, removing all references to "the Mafia" and "Cosa Nostra". So the film is actually about a fictitious crime organisation that just happens to be based around five fictitious Italian-American families – it’s usually referred to as "the Five Families" or "the olive oil business" when mentioned on screen.
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