History Film / TheGodfather

1st Jul '16 7:11:23 AM kraas
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* CallForward: Don Tommasino, the friend of the Corleone family that looks after Michael when he has to hide out in Sicily, has trouble walking. In Part II, Tommasino takes part in Vito's revenge against Don Ciccio, and is shot in the leg when they are escaping the house grounds after Vito kills Ciccio.

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* CallForward: Don Tommasino, the friend of the Corleone family that looks after Michael when he has to hide out in Sicily, has trouble walking. partial paralysis in his legs. In Part II, Tommasino takes part in Vito's revenge against Don Ciccio, and is shot in the leg takes a blast from a ''lupara'' shotgun that knocks him flat when they he and Vito are escaping the house grounds after Vito kills Ciccio.grounds.
1st Jul '16 7:06:44 AM kraas
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* CallForward: Don Tommasino, the friend of the Corleone family that looks after Michael when he has to hide out in Sicily, has trouble walking. In Part II, Tommasino takes part in Vito's revenge against Don Ciccio, and is shot in the leg when they are escaping the house grounds after Vito kills Ciccio.
1st Jul '16 6:21:02 AM kraas
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* BangBangBang: Played straight and conversed in the first movie. When Clemenza shows Michael the gun he will have planted at the meeting place with Solozzo and McCluskey, Michael fires a test round and comments on how loud it is. Clemenza says the loudness is a good thing because it will scare off any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders.

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* BangBangBang: Played straight and conversed in the first movie. When Clemenza shows Michael the gun he will have planted at the meeting place with Solozzo and McCluskey, [=McCluskey=], Michael fires a test round and comments on how loud it is. Clemenza says the loudness is a good thing because it will scare off any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders.
1st Jul '16 6:20:32 AM kraas
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* BangBangBang: Played straight and conversed in the first movie. When Clemenza shows Michael the gun he will have planted at the meeting place with Solozzo and McCluskey, Michael fires a test round and comments on how loud it is. Clemenza says the loudness is a good thing because it will scare off any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders.
25th Jun '16 2:29:43 PM DocWildNole
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* TheMafia

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* TheMafiaTheMafia: The film has become the TropeCodifier.



** Johnny Fontane is a thinly-veiled version of Frank Sinatra. Sinatra took offense from it and almost got into a fight with Puzo on one occasion.

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** Johnny Fontane is a thinly-veiled version of Frank Sinatra.Creator/FrankSinatra. Sinatra took offense from it and almost got into a fight with Puzo on one occasion.



** Moe Greene is obviously Bugsy Siegel, Hyman Roth is based on Meyer Lansky. A big difference is that Lansky was not shot to death, but died from cancer.
** In the novel Nino Valenti - Johnny Fontane's alcoholic friend - is probably based on Dean Martin and Billy Goff is a thinly disguised [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris_Bioff Willie Bioff]].

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** Moe Greene is obviously Bugsy Siegel, and Hyman Roth is based on Meyer Lansky. A big difference is that Lansky was not shot to death, but died from cancer.
** In the novel Nino Valenti - Johnny Fontane's alcoholic friend - is probably based on Dean Creator/DeanMartin's public image (while no teetotaler, Martin was not an alcoholic and did not drink himself to death) and Billy Goff is a thinly disguised [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris_Bioff Willie Bioff]].
25th Jun '16 2:11:48 PM DocWildNole
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* DirtyCop:
** [=McCluskey=] openly doubles as [[BodyguardingABadass Sollozzo's bodyguard]]. Michael quickly realizes that his crooked side can be exploited. [=McCluskey=] also happens to bask in the comfort that comes with knowing he cannot be physically harmed due to the Mafia having a policy to never harm a cop. Which doesn't help save him when he can be eliminated as business requires.
** In the novel, [=McCluskey=]'s actually something of a {{Deconstruction}}, or at least a more nuanced example than most. He's an honest cop at first, who starts using bribes to put his kids through college. This brings him in touch with the Tattaglia family, and from there he becomes openly crooked.
** 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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* DirtyCop:
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DirtyCop: The worst of the worst, Captain [=McCluskey=] openly doubles as [[BodyguardingABadass Sollozzo's bodyguard]]. Michael quickly realizes that his crooked side can be exploited. [=McCluskey=] also happens to bask basks in the comfort that comes with knowing he cannot be physically harmed due to the Mafia having a policy to never harm a cop. Which doesn't help save him when he can be eliminated as business requires.
requires; Michael quickly realizes that his crooked side can be exploited.
** The plot to eliminate Sollozzo would have come to naught if Sonny hadn't had his own informer inside [=McCluskey=]'s own precinct. In the film, he's anonymous; in the novel, this is specified to be one Detective Phillips, who also kept [=McCluskey=] from injuring Michael even worse than he did at the hospital, and who performs a couple of smaller "services" for the Corleones as well.
** In the novel, [=McCluskey=]'s actually something of a {{Deconstruction}}, or at least a more nuanced example than most. He's an honest His dad was a cop at first, who starts using bribes to put actually took young [=McCluskey=] along on his collection of "clean" graft (see below) without the youngster realizing what's happening. When he himself becomes a cop, he also only takes "clean" graft at first. The financial pressures of putting his kids through college. college (significantly, [=McCluskey=] does ''not'' want any of them to become cops, nor do they) and of caring for his large extended family, including medical bills for cancer treatments, make him need more and more illicit income. This brings him in touch with the Tattaglia family, and from there he becomes openly crooked.
wholly dirty.
** 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 Thus, in the novel, the NYPD loses a lot of their will to avenge [=McCluskey=] when they find out he was involved working with the Mob.Mob to set up a hard-drugs operation.
20th Jun '16 8:15:21 AM Forenperser
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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: The Corleone family are the ''heroes'' of the film trilogy, but mostly because everyone else -- the other mobsters, the cops, politicians, even Vatican clergy -- are ''worse''. The very first person we meet in the original film -- the mortician -- has only come to Don Vito because the courts had let the would-be rapists of his daughter go free. In the Corleones' favor, both Vito and Michael conduct themselves as good decent men... except for Michael's [[AchillesHeel obsessive need for control]].



* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Corleone family are the heroes of the film trilogy, but mostly because everyone else -- the other mobsters, the cops, politicians, even Vatican clergy -- are ''worse''. The very first person we meet in the original film -- the mortician -- has only come to Don Vito because the courts had let the would-be rapists of his daughter go free. In the Corleones' favor, both Vito and Michael conduct themselves as good decent men... except for Michael's [[AchillesHeel obsessive need for control]].
8th Jun '16 4:37:59 PM Hemma
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* TheAlcoholic: a doctor is talking to a friend of Johhny Fontaine, telling the man that if he doesn't cut out the smoking and drinking he'll be dead in five years. The man gives off an apparently horrified reaction as he says, "My God! Doc, are you serious? I'll be dead in five years? You mean it's going to take ''that long''?

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* TheAlcoholic: a doctor is talking to a friend of Johhny Johnny Fontaine, telling the man that if he doesn't cut out the smoking and drinking he'll be dead in five years. The man gives off an apparently horrified reaction as he says, "My God! Doc, are you serious? I'll be dead in five years? You mean it's going to take ''that long''?
26th May '16 11:57:26 AM TrollBrutal
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Coppola felt that the first movie had shown TheMafia in too warm and sentimental a light, so ''Part II'' was consciously made Darker and Edgier.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Coppola felt that the first movie had shown TheMafia in too warm and sentimental a light, so ''Part II'' was consciously made Darker darker and Edgier.edgier. It emphasizes the corruption and ugliness inherent in organized crime. Michael grows colder, more murderous and increasingly paranoid as his power grows; he's betrayed by longtime henchmen and ultimately [[spoiler:his own brother]], besides driving away his wife and kids. His murders are less cathartic and justifiable, with [[spoiler:Michael having a prostitute killed to frame Senator Geary, sending Rocco on a SuicideMission to kill a terminally ill Roth and ordering Fredo's execution]]. It's virtually a deconstruction of the original film's treatment of the Mafia lifestyle.
26th May '16 11:27:29 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* UnwittingPawn: Pentangeli in ''Part II'', who's callously manipulated by both Michael and Roth and [[spoiler:ultimately DrivenToSuicide.]]
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