History Film / TheGodfather

20th May '18 4:47:38 PM raggedyadams
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* AndroclesLion: Enzo, an immigrant baker who Don Corleone was asked to help get married tohis employer's daughter and thus become a citizen, shows up unexpectedly at the hospital he is being treated at - presumably to pay his respects to the ailing Don - the same night that his bodyguards are sent away; when Michael tells Enzo that danger is imminent, he bravely offers to stay and help guard the Don until reinforcements arrive.
1st May '18 8:33:14 PM dmcreif
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** However, ''Part II'' is also in parts LighterAndSofter than the original: the sequences where Vito first meets and interacts with Clemenza, and where he deals with the landlord who at first wants to evict a friend of his, and then gets reduced to a quivering puddle of fear based on nothing but finding out who Vito is, are played for comedy in a way that the original film never is.
* DeadAnimalWarning: A Hollywood producer wakes up with the head of his prized racehorse in his bed as proof of what will happen if he doesn't give into Don Corleone's demands.

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** However, ''Part II'' is also in parts LighterAndSofter than the original: original, namely in the Vito origin story: the sequences where Vito first meets and interacts with Clemenza, and where he deals with the landlord who at first wants to evict a friend of his, and then gets reduced to a quivering puddle of fear based on nothing but finding out who Vito is, are played for comedy in a way that the original film never is.
* DeadAnimalWarning: A Hollywood producer Jack Woltz wakes up with the severed head of his prized racehorse Khartoum in his bed as proof of what will happen if he doesn't give into Don Corleone's demands.
14th Apr '18 7:57:45 AM AmuckCricetine
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* NumberedSequels: Cinema's TropeMaker. ''Part II'' was the first major film to use this trend. It was one of Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's three demands for working on the sequel. His two other demands were approved, but the studio highly objected to simply following the title with a number. Its success began the tradition of numbered sequels.
** Oddly enough, ''Part III'' was inverted. Coppola, now without AuteurLicense, wanted to call it ''The Death of Michael Corleone'', but the studio wouldn't let him.
28th Mar '18 12:51:29 AM MeYouFools
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** Michael does one in ''Part III'', muttering "Oh, Jesus..." after Vincent bites off Joey Zasa's ear.
19th Mar '18 8:30:29 PM danlansdowne
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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.\\\

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-->'''Don Corleone:''' Tattaglia was Tattaglia's a ''[[AcceptableProfessionalTargets pimp]]'' he never could have outfought Santino. But I didn't know until today... that it was Barzini all along.\\\
19th Mar '18 8:26:14 PM danlansdowne
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* ShownTheirWork: In the first movie, the spaghetti sauce instructions are actually usable and a new 1946 Cadillac can be seen with wooden planks as bumpers (due to steel shortages, bumpers on very early post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII cars were supplied some time later, to be installed by the dealer).

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* ShownTheirWork: In the first movie, the spaghetti sauce instructions are actually usable and a new 1946 Cadillac can be seen with wooden planks as bumpers (due to steel chrome shortages, bumpers on very early post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII cars were supplied some time later, to be installed by the dealer).
19th Mar '18 7:51:40 PM danlansdowne
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** Inverted in the novel. The bosses of the Five Families are the worst-dressed of the bunch, wearing normal, no-nonsense business attire. Being the most powerful Mafia men in the nation, they don't have to play dress-up for ''anyone''.
** Joey Zasa in Part III likes to be known for his well dressed style and as a champion of Italian-American heritage. It doesn't exactly endear him to his fellow mafiosi.

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** Inverted in the novel. The bosses of the Five Families are the worst-dressed of the bunch, wearing normal, no-nonsense business attire. Being the most powerful Mafia men in the nation, they don't have to play dress-up for ''anyone''.
''anyone''. Also shown during Vito's sit-down with Solozzo; the Don is the worst-dressed guy in the room.
** Joey Zasa in Part III likes to be known for his well dressed style and as a champion of Italian-American heritage. It doesn't exactly endear him to his fellow mafiosi.



* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Tom Hagen - Hagen was TheDragon for Günther (local Vito Corleone) in Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}.

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* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Tom Hagen - Hagen was TheDragon for Günther (local Vito Corleone) in Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}.''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}.''
4th Mar '18 8:49:34 PM nombretomado
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* {{Subculture}}: The Mafia. Interestingly it is the cultural aspects that are one of the main attractions.
26th Feb '18 5:08:24 PM danlansdowne
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** Michael has to support Apollonia by her arm when she almost trips over. The book and the subtitles in the recut movie makes clear the stumble is a deliberate misstep by Apollonia to invoke some mild physical contact before the wedding. It's as much as the chaperones would allow.

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** Michael has to support Apollonia by her arm when she almost trips over. The book and the subtitles in the recut movie makes make clear the stumble is a deliberate misstep by Apollonia to invoke some mild physical contact before the wedding. It's as much as the chaperones would allow.
26th Feb '18 5:07:42 PM danlansdowne
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** Michael has to support Apollonia by her arm when she almost trips over. The book makes clear the stumble is a deliberate misstep by Apollonia to invoke some mild physical contact before the wedding. It's as much as the chaperones would allow.

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** Michael has to support Apollonia by her arm when she almost trips over. The book and the subtitles in the recut movie makes clear the stumble is a deliberate misstep by Apollonia to invoke some mild physical contact before the wedding. It's as much as the chaperones would allow.
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