History Film / TheGodfather

1st Apr '16 4:24:49 PM OptimumTaurus
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** In ''Part I'' Michael makes a case to a group of men including Tessio and Clemenza that someone considered untouchable, in this case Captain [=McCluskey=], isn't, and can be killed. In ''Part II'', Vito similarly argues to Tessio and Clemenza that Don Fanucci likewise is not as untouchable as they believe him to be.
1st Apr '16 9:28:11 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** The wedding in the first movie is an homage to ''Film/TheLeopard'', along with Michael's exile in Sicily.
31st Mar '16 1:51:38 PM TrollBrutal
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[[caption-width-right:299:Not personal, it's strictly business.]]
14th Mar '16 10:00:19 PM 1nightonly
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** In the novel ''every'' cop is either on the take, experts in PoliceBrutality (like ex-cop Al Neri) or both. That said, they [[EvenEvilHasStandards have their own code of honor]] as to what constitutes "clean" graft and what's beyond the pale: taking a bribe to look the other way for prostitution or gambling or speeding tickets is one thing; getting involved in drugs or murder is quite another. In the novel, the NYPD loses a lot of their will to avenge McCluskey when they find out he was involved with the Mob.

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** In the novel ''every'' cop is either on the take, experts in PoliceBrutality (like ex-cop Al Neri) or both. That said, they [[EvenEvilHasStandards have their own code of honor]] as to what constitutes "clean" graft and what's beyond the pale: taking a bribe to look the other way for prostitution or gambling or speeding tickets is one thing; getting involved in drugs or murder is quite another. In the novel, the NYPD loses a lot of their will to avenge McCluskey [=McCluskey=] when they find out he was involved with the Mob.
11th Mar '16 4:34:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The Godfather''''' is a series of three films about a fictional [[TheMafia Mafia]] crime family, the Corleone Family. The first movie came out in 1972, and was based upon Mario Puzo's [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]]. It was followed by ''The Godfather Part II'' in 1974 and ''The Godfather Part III'' in 1990. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola directed the films and scripted them with Puzo. The first two films are widely considered to be among the greatest films of all time and the flagship of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood, due to being the first film to portray gangsters seriously as dramatic figures of real complexity, with real depth of character, and tell the story from [[VillainProtagonist their perspective]].

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'''''The Godfather''''' ''The Godfather'' is a series of three films about a fictional [[TheMafia Mafia]] crime family, the Corleone Family. The first movie came out in 1972, and was based upon Mario Puzo's [[TheFilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]]. It was followed by ''The Godfather Part II'' in 1974 and ''The Godfather Part III'' in 1990. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola directed the films and scripted them with Puzo. The first two films are widely considered to be among the greatest films of all time and the flagship of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood, due to being the first film to portray gangsters seriously as dramatic figures of real complexity, with real depth of character, and tell the story from [[VillainProtagonist their perspective]].
20th Feb '16 3:00:01 PM TrollBrutal
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* AdaptationExpansion: The scene where a retired Vito reflects with Michael about his life and their prospects was written by Robert Towne for the movie. Coppola also added a few violent scenes to keep the studio happy. ''Part II'' mixes Vito's scenes left out of the original novel with a completely new plot with Michael during the 50s. ''Part III'' is entirely original.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The scene where a retired Vito reflects with Michael about his life and their prospects was written by Robert Towne Creator/RobertTowne for the movie. Coppola also added a few violent scenes to keep the studio happy. ''Part II'' mixes Vito's scenes left out of the original novel with a completely new plot with Michael during the 50s. ''Part III'' is entirely original.
20th Feb '16 2:23:15 PM AP
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* AdaptationExpansion: The scene where a retired Vito reflects with Michael about his life and their prospects was written by Creator/RobertTowne for the movie. Coppola also added a few violent scenes to keep the studio happy. ''Part II'' mixes Vito's scenes left out of the original novel with a completely new plot with Michael during the 50s. ''Part III'' is entirely original.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The scene where a retired Vito reflects with Michael about his life and their prospects was written by Creator/RobertTowne Robert Towne for the movie. Coppola also added a few violent scenes to keep the studio happy. ''Part II'' mixes Vito's scenes left out of the original novel with a completely new plot with Michael during the 50s. ''Part III'' is entirely original.
14th Feb '16 12:00:47 PM coinneach
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* BringMyBrownPants: In the novel Carlo soils himself while being garroted by Clemenza.

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* BringMyBrownPants: In the novel Carlo soils himself while being garroted by Clemenza. Also happens to Luca Brasi when the Tattaglias need to get him out of the way.
11th Feb '16 6:45:58 PM TheGreenHerring
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* ExternalCombustion: [[spoiler:In ''Part I'', Apollonia is killed by a car bomb meant for Michael.]]
10th Feb '16 5:10:23 PM TrollBrutal
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Corleones. Vito and Michael are implied, at their peaks, to be the most powerful criminals in New York, but as [[VillainProtagonist the films are told from their perspectives]], they are not the main source of conflict (though one could debate whether or not Michael steps down to BigBad in ''Part II'').
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