History HeadScratchers / TheGodfather

14th Sep '16 2:04:31 PM JC96
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* Does Connie know it was [[spoiler: Carlo, who conspired with Barzini to kill her brother Sonny?]]
** Near the ending of the first movie, She yells at Michael: "You blamed him for Sonny, you always did."
6th Sep '16 2:04:10 AM damnedifiaint
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** So yes, it was Vito's mom trying to get Ciccio to leave her son alone.


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** In the book, Michael threw nearly all the forces of the Corleones against his enemies. He doesn't just kill the heads of the Barzini and Tattaglia families; he completely breaks their power base and takes over what's left. The show of force is supposed to cow the remaining families into submission, but it could also be that he just didn't have any guns left to take on the other two Dons. In the movie, the idea was probably to show a more strategic takedown: cutting off five heads rather than destroying two bodies.
26th Aug '16 7:18:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Most likely it's just a minor fudge from the reality in order to enable an outsider's perspective on events if desired and to introduce a bit of drama and conflict in places. It's still a work of fiction, after all, not a 100%-accurate history of ''la Cosa nostra statunitense'', so we can probably forgive a few detours from the strict reality. If we're looking for a HandWave, we can simply suggest that Vito Corleone was simply a bit more open-minded than some of the other Moustache Petes when it came to matters of family and blood. Furthermore, it's only one guy he's taken a fatherly liking to, not an alliance with a whole other non-Sicilian family, and ultimately, he's the guy in charge, he can do whatever he wants. If the people underneath him don't like it, what are they going to do?

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*** Most likely it's just a minor fudge from the reality in order to enable an outsider's perspective on events if desired and to introduce a bit of drama and conflict in places. It's still a work of fiction, after all, not a 100%-accurate history of ''la Cosa nostra statunitense'', so we can probably forgive a few detours from the strict reality. If we're looking for a HandWave, we can simply suggest that Vito Corleone was simply a bit more open-minded than some of the other Moustache Petes when it came to matters of family and blood. Furthermore, it's only one guy he's taken a fatherly liking to, not an alliance with a whole other non-Sicilian family, Tom's clearly capable, well-liked and respected by the people around him, and ultimately, he's the guy in charge, Vito's reached a position of respect, power and influence that means he can pretty much do whatever he wants. If the people underneath him don't like it, what are they going to do?
26th Aug '16 7:16:47 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** Most likely it's just a minor fudge from the reality in order to enable an outsider's perspective on events if desired and to introduce a bit of drama and conflict in places. It's still a work of fiction, after all, not a 100%-accurate history of ''la Cosa nostra statunitense'', so we can probably forgive a few detours from the strict reality. If we're looking for a HandWave, we can simply suggest that Vito Corleone was simply a bit more open-minded than some of the other Moustache Petes when it came to matters of family and blood. Furthermore, it's only one guy he's taken a fatherly liking to, not an alliance with a whole other non-Sicilian family, and ultimately, he's the guy in charge, he can do whatever he wants. If the people underneath him don't like it, what are they going to do?
26th Aug '16 5:32:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** I suppose Francis Ford Coppola thought the image of a mob boss wiping out all his rivals at one fell swoop would be a more striking image / moment than a mob boss wiping out two of his rivals and leaving the other two alone.

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*** Watsonian, I presume a combination of paranoia and making a sweeping gesture. Doylist, I suppose Francis Ford Coppola thought the image scenario of a mob boss wiping out all his rivals at one fell swoop would be a more striking image / moment conclusion than a mob boss wiping out two of his rivals and leaving the other two alone.
26th Aug '16 5:26:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** I suppose Francis Ford Coppola thought the image of a mob boss wiping out all his rivals at one fell swoop would be a more striking image / moment than a mob boss wiping out two of his rivals and leaving the other two alone.
23rd May '16 8:32:37 PM costanton11
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23rd May '16 8:32:05 PM costanton11
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* Clemenza has a line: "...it's a lot of bad blood. Sollozzo, Philip Tattaglia, Bruno Tattaglia; Garbone,..." Who the heck is Garbone?

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* Clemenza has a line: "...it's a lot of bad blood. Sollozzo, Philip Tattaglia, Bruno Tattaglia; Garbone,...Carbone,..." Who the heck is Garbone?Carbone?
18th May '16 10:17:27 AM TrollBrutal
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** The Corleones.
18th May '16 9:34:25 AM kyeo
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* Who's the fifth family? In the book and the movie, we've got Strassi, Cuneo, Barzini, Tattaliga. Who's the fifth?

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* Who's the fifth family? In the book and the movie, we've got Strassi, Stracci, Cuneo, Barzini, Tattaliga. Who's the fifth?
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