History YMMV / TheGodfather

16th Dec '17 6:16:59 AM ading
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* BadassDecay: When Sollozzo [[spoiler:has Tom held captive]], he says that [[spoiler:Vito and Luca]] would never have fallen for the ploys used if it were years earlier, trying to suggest that they've gotten soft.

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* BadassDecay: Discussed in-universe. When Sollozzo [[spoiler:has Tom held captive]], he says that [[spoiler:Vito and Luca]] would never have fallen for the ploys used if it were years earlier, trying to suggest that they've gotten soft.
27th Nov '17 11:48:32 PM arilicious
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** Apollonia. She was a young Sicilian wife who was happy to start her new life with Michael and make babies. Despite this, she still wanted to embrace new ideas of independence like a modern woman, which ultimately [[spoiler:lead to her death. as she was trying to impress Michael with learning how to drive, she turns on the car, which ignited a car bomb that killed her. But the worse part about it? The car bomb wasn't intended for her; it was intended for Michael, by the hands of Fabrizio. So really her death was a combination of things: being in the wrong place at the wrong time, marrying the wrong man, and wanting nothing more than a family while also embracing modern independent values.]]
17th Nov '17 7:13:57 PM Michael_McManus
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** A more jarring example: ''three'' actors from the first movie were nominated for Best Supporting Actor. They all lost.(Though to a well deserved winner, Joel Grey for ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}''.)
16th Oct '17 8:38:51 AM ClintEastwood
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Paramount had no expectations in the film, despite being based on a best seller. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was hired only for his Italian origins, the studio gave him limited funds and complained about every decision of his. It became the highest-grossing movie ever upon release, and is frequently in "best of all time" lists.
8th Oct '17 11:28:40 PM immortalfrieza
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* PlayerPunch: It seems like nearly everyone you know ends up getting killed by other mobsters, or betraying you and then getting killed by you. [[spoiler:Luca Brasi, Paulie Gatto, Frankie, Sonny, Monk, Tessio, and Jaggy Jovino (and Sergeant Ferreira in the Wii version)]]. YMMV because you never see these characters outside of missions anyway, so it's hard to get attached to them. Still, you gotta give the game some credit for trying.

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* PlayerPunch: It seems like nearly everyone you know ends up getting killed by other mobsters, or betraying you and then getting killed by you. [[spoiler:Luca Brasi, Paulie Gatto, Frankie, Sonny, Monk, Tessio, and Jaggy Jovino (and Sergeant Ferreira in the Wii version)]]. YMMV because you never see these characters outside of missions anyway, so it's hard to get attached to them. Still, you gotta give the game some credit for trying.trying.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While badass, the Don and Don of NYC cutscenes that effectively end the game are fairly lackluster. While all of the promotion scenes up to that point have extensive involvement with the other characters in the game showing their reaction and adoration for the player, all the characters of note effectively vanish after the Underboss promotion and in the cutscenes the characters that do appear don't say anything. It would have been interesting to get some context by showing the players how the process of promoting an Underboss to Don and ruling over NYC actually plays out.
8th Oct '17 5:56:43 PM MagBas
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* CommonKnowledge: A minor example: Creator/RichardMatheson is often said to be one of the Senators in ''Part II'' (even [=IMDB=] lists him), but he's uncredited on the film, Matheson himself denies it, and there's no evidence beyond it being repeated ad nauseum.
29th Sep '17 2:04:10 PM habby
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The original novel by Mario Puzo is less well-known than the films. The way that the films are titled "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" were actually an attempt by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola to avoid this. This has started to turn around, though not exactly in a way Puzo would appreciate: it's something of a meme that one of the greatest movies ever made was based on an airport potboiler that's SoOkayItsAverage at best.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The original novel by Mario Puzo is less well-known to modern audiences than the films. The way that the films are titled "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" were actually an attempt by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola to avoid this. This has started to turn around, though not exactly in a way Puzo would appreciate: it's something of a meme that one of the greatest movies ever made was based on an airport potboiler that's SoOkayItsAverage at best.



** This subplot tied into a bizarre string of borderline poetic passages going to great lengths to romanticize Sonny having an abnormally large penis (to go with his girlfriend's abnormally large vagina), with author's descriptions such as "Sonny's cock is so large prostitutes charge him double!" and "Sonny's cock is so large his wife's glad he's having affairs!" Understandably, this was cut from the film as well. (Although, in the background of the wedding scene, you can see an allusion being made to it...)

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** This subplot tied into a bizarre string of borderline poetic passages going to great lengths to romanticize Sonny having an abnormally large penis (to go with his girlfriend's abnormally large vagina), with author's descriptions such as "Sonny's cock is so large prostitutes charge him double!" and "Sonny's cock is so large his wife's glad he's having affairs!" Understandably, this was cut from the film as well. (Although, in the background of the wedding scene, you can see an allusion being made to it...)
29th Sep '17 1:58:26 PM habby
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** This subplot tied into a bizarre string of borderline poetic passages going to great lengths to romanticize Sonny having an abnormally large penis (to go with his girlfriend's abnormally large vagina), with other characters making cracks like "Sonny's cock is so large prostitutes charge him double!" and "Sonny's cock is so large his wife's glad he's having affairs!" Understandably, this was cut from the film as well. (Although, in the background of the wedding scene, you can see an allusion being made to it...)

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** This subplot tied into a bizarre string of borderline poetic passages going to great lengths to romanticize Sonny having an abnormally large penis (to go with his girlfriend's abnormally large vagina), with other characters making cracks like author's descriptions such as "Sonny's cock is so large prostitutes charge him double!" and "Sonny's cock is so large his wife's glad he's having affairs!" Understandably, this was cut from the film as well. (Although, in the background of the wedding scene, you can see an allusion being made to it...)
3rd Aug '17 9:13:43 PM BatmanKalEl
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** Additionally, three actors were nominated for Part II, but Creator/JohnCazale wasn't among them, even with Fredo taking on an emotional crux in the latter portions of the film. Cazale deserves special mention: during his sadly short lifetime he appeared in five movies, all of which were at least nominated for Best Picture (he also appeared in StockFootage for a flashback scene in Part III, which was also nominated). No other actor can claim every role he made was in a Best Picture nominee.

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** Additionally, three actors were nominated for Part II, but Creator/JohnCazale John Cazale wasn't among them, even with Fredo taking on an emotional crux in the latter portions of the film. Cazale deserves special mention: during his sadly short lifetime he appeared in five movies, all of which were at least nominated for Best Picture (he also appeared in StockFootage for a flashback scene in Part III, which was also nominated). No other actor can claim every role he made was in a Best Picture nominee.
21st May '17 11:00:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* LawfulEvil: Don Vito Corleone sticks to omerta, sees great value in honor and respect, and rejects drug dealing [[EvenEvilHasStandards out of principle]], but it does not make his motives or methods anything other than evil.
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