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'Goodfellas' Is Still the Most Realistic Mobster Movie Ever Made
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'Goodfellas' Is Still the Most Realistic Mobster Movie Ever Made

I like how this article specifically states a point. It is arguable and I like that. It shows how this film is very influential. I disagree with this and that’s why I enjoy it. It kept me reading.

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Is the American Mafia on the Rise?
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Is the American Mafia on the Rise?

This article explores a very interesting idea. It shows how the mafia are back on the rise. Statistics show that they have declined. It says that 9/11 helped the government stray away from them so they are beginning to flourish. The government is more worried about terrorist then the mafia.

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Gangster Films - Cinema and Media Studies - Oxford Bibliographies - obo
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Gangster Films - Cinema and Media Studies - Oxford Bibliographies - obo

This article studies mafia films. It’s analysis is a lot greater then most. It goes beyond the norm of studying the historics of the mafia. It shows that it’s history isn’t as important to itself. Society is the main influence of the mafia.

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Notes & Commentaries
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Notes & Commentaries

All of these articles are about the mafias influences and it’s films. This article explores an idea I hadn’t thought of, why do we love mafia movies. It shows that our instinctual actions would be like the mafia. It shows how we all want to live like the mobsters do and that’s why we love them.

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Have Mafia Movies Been Done to Death?
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Have Mafia Movies Been Done to Death?

Mafia films used to be an important part of American societies. There were movies coming out very often and people loved them. All of a sudden thise stopped. This article explores that interesting idea of where the movies went. It deeply refers to how the mafia itself are more quiet and not as interesting.

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Gangster films are reflection of times
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Gangster films are reflection of times

This article shows the importance of mafia movies. They are a part of American culture. These movies reflect the past. This article’s theme is important to think about when writing about the mafia.

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The Mafia at the movies: where life imitates art | Federico Varese
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The Mafia at the movies: where life imitates art | Federico Varese

This article explores deeper into the making of a mafia movie. It shows how the mobsters themselves effect the movie. I like this idea because most of the time they talk about how society was influenced. I actually used this idea in my essay.

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15 Gangster Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See and the Lessons They Teach
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15 Gangster Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See and the Lessons They Teach

The movie I’m writing about is one of these gangster movies. It explores the similar idea that I am writing about. The idea that gangster movies can influence us in our lives and how they teach us lessons.

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Why We Have Loved Gangster Movies for 100 Years
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Why We Have Loved Gangster Movies for 100 Years

This article shows why Americans love mafia movies. It shows how when our country was coming up our culture influenced the movies. People had to make a living so they resulted to illegal things as does the mafia.

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Origins of the Mafia - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
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Origins of the Mafia - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

The mafia’s origins are unclear to most people. This article explores where they came from and why. Many people believe it started in New York. This is untrue because they originated in Italy. These Italians came to America in search of new opportunities. When these opportunities weren’t there they turned to illegal activity. This activity led to a lot of power and eventually became a crime organization. That’s how the mafia came to be.

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How Did Joe Masseria Get Killed? - Death Photos | The NCS
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How Did Joe Masseria Get Killed? - Death Photos | The NCS

This article follows up on the idea that the restaurant scene in “The Godfather” is based off of a real murder. A mobster named Joe Masseria was killed by “Lucky” Luciano. He was murdered in a small Italian restaurant like in the film. In both situations they go to the bathroom, and the end result is in their nemeses deaths. However, in the film Michael does it himself. Luciano had hitmen go inside and murder him.

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FACT BEHIND FICTION | The Godfather - Mario Puzo
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FACT BEHIND FICTION | The Godfather - Mario Puzo

“The Godfather” is not based off of true events. It does not say, however, that it’s not based off of people. This article explores the inspiration behind major characters in The Godfather. I can use this in my article to explain the movies real life connections. These connections make the movie so much more real to the viewer.

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Murder, Mayhem, And Money: 27 Photos Of The Mafia In The 1980s
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Murder, Mayhem, And Money: 27 Photos Of The Mafia In The 1980s

The mob flourished before the 1980’s with ease. This decade marked the decline of the mafia. Most of this has to do with their involvement in drugs. Drugs were not used by the mafia because it brings a lot of bad attention. People started dealing with drugs, and it led to many arrests and deaths. I like how this article doesn’t just say the facts, it shows it through pictures and descriptions.

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What Happened to the American Mafia?
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What Happened to the American Mafia?

The mafia is not as big as it was decades ago. Part of the reason is that new technology doesn’t allow them to work as harshfully as they used to. This article explains what happened to them. People haven’t been passing down their lineage as often. Another important reason is that Italians used to have little opportunities for a living but now they have equal chances.

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'Scarface': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Al Pacino's Classic Crime Drama
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'Scarface': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Al Pacino's Classic Crime Drama

Scarface is a well-known gangster film from the 1980s. The star of the movie, Al Pacino, is the same as The Godfather. They are both similar roles within the rights of gangsters. This article interests me because it’s facts I didn’t have any idea about. It is cool to see that it was Al Pacino’s idea to make a remake of the 1930s “Scarface”.

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Mafia bust: How do mobsters make a living in the 21st century?
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Mafia bust: How do mobsters make a living in the 21st century?

The mafia’s methods are brutal and fatal. These ways could not survive into today’s America. Our technology is beyond those of the mafia, and the media is a much bigger problem now. This article searches how the mafia live today. It is weird to learn how they use more prostitution and drugs rather than murder and power. It reveals how hard it really is to be a mafioso.

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How Did Joe Masseria Get Killed? - Death Photos | The NCS
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How Did Joe Masseria Get Killed? - Death Photos | The NCS

This article follows the article about true mob stories that appear in “The Godfather.” This explores the death of Joe Masseria, a mob boss, who was shot by “Lucky” Luciano. When Michael meets Sollozzo and McLusky in a restaurant it is similar to the restaurant Joe was killed in. They both go to the bathroom and after they leave their enemies are dead. However, Luciano had hitmen kill and Michael did it himself. I can use this in my essay to show the similarities between the movie and reality.

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Mob Mondays – Five True Mob Stories Behind The Godfather
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Mob Mondays – Five True Mob Stories Behind The Godfather

“The Godfather” is not based off of a true story. However, there are some things that are true that are utilized in the film. I like how even though they aren’t facts there are good chances that they are true. I’m interested in conspiracy theories especially with this movie and the article explores that. I am very interested in how Michael’s restaurant murder scene is based off of an infamous mob hit. I can utilize that in my essay because I analyze that exact scene.

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Five Families: How the modern Mafia came to be
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Five Families: How the modern Mafia came to be

In “The Godfather” there are many mafia members all apart of one of the five families. The five families are briefly explained in the film. This article explains the real five families of New York, starting in the ‘30s. Since they each have respect for each other they try to avoid conflict within each other since there’d be a gang war. Knowing the dangers of all the five families helps understand why Michael Corleone killed all of the heads.

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Mafia in the United States - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
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Mafia in the United States - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

This article talks about the history of the mafia. It explains the popular former members like a timeline. I like how it’s similar to a timeline because it shows how they’ve escalated and adapted to the changing times. It’s also important to know how and why they came to America because it was hard for them. Once you know their backstory you can better understand why they do the things they do.

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Why I love … the confident evil of Tony Montana
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Why I love … the confident evil of Tony Montana

This article interests me because it involves Al Pacino, Michael Corleone from “The Godfather”. He is perfect for the role of a gangster as seen in both films. I can relate these two movies in my paper through its similar storyline. It is arguable that Tony Montana and Michael Corleone are villains whose downfall is from their own ignorance. In Scarface an immigrant comes to America seeking the american dream similar to “The Godfather.” Like “The Godfather” I can relate this immigrant to myself but in more detail because Tony Montana is a Cuban immigrant like my dad.

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The Godfather: Anatomy of a scene
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The Godfather: Anatomy of a scene

This article helps to show me how scenes in “The Godfather” contain important details that are often overlooked. These details are not just composed by director Francis Ford Coppola, but by every single actor and staff member. This mainly involves the music, designs, and set pieces. It also explores the idea of the realty of the movie in the 1960’s Italian-American America and how these immigrants impacted our country. I like the idea explored of how the movie is more than a gangster film, but it is about the coming of age with evil acting as a catalyst for corruption. I like how the author analyzed one scene, but used that single scene to analyze the movie as a whole.

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24 Valuable Life Lessons From The Godfather Saga
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24 Valuable Life Lessons From The Godfather Saga

The explored idea in this article is similar to what I was thinking about writing of. There are a few valuable life lessons in “The Godfather” that I saw before reading this article. After reading I see that there are many more morals that can be taught from this movie. These new morals give me a new and better sense of the film. It will help me with harder seen morals that I can use in my writing, and not the obvious ones.

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film
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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film

This article caught my attention because it’s hard to think that many actors in “The Godfather” are dead. The movie is so old that they are referred to as “the surviving cast members” which is odd. The movie has such a subtle tone it baffles me that there were many struggles that almost ended what is now today one of the greatest movies. The director, Fracis Ford Coppola, and the studio, Paramount Pictures, disagreed on many decisions, but Coppola didn’t listen and made the movie his way. The repercussions of if he had listened to the studio would be great including not having Al Pacino or Marlon Brando. I enjoy that Coppola stuck with his decisions because many people would not do the same today.

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John Patterson explains how the mafia tried to shut down the filming of The Godfather
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John Patterson explains how the mafia tried to shut down the filming of The Godfather

“The Godfather’s” mafia relations is intensified in this article. Many people, including me, are interested in the film because of its gangster side. It may seem fun the be on the set of one of the best movies made, but the mafia movie became victim of mafia threats. The mafiosos thought that the movie gave them a bad reputation so they rebelled. The mood of the movie is seen differently because I now know the dangers of creating a mafia movie.

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The Story Behind The Godfather
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The Story Behind The Godfather

I never fully understood the making of “The Godfather” before reading this piece of writing. All I have been thinking about was it’s effect, but I can use this backstory in my writing. This will give more meaning to my writing because it would show how hard and long it took to create this masterpiece. I like how it focuses on the book as well as the movie. I haven’t thought about how the book impacted the movie more than just the storyline.

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What is The Godfather Effect?
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What is The Godfather Effect?

I was instantly attracted to this article because it is partly one of the ideas that I was wondering of writing about. I was thinking of writing about “The Godfather’s” effect on American society especially of its effect on young, maturing men. This piece opened my mind to a whole new perspective of its effect on Italian-Americans. He uses his own example of being influenced to convey his reasoning. I am thinking of utilizing how it has influenced me. I am a Cuban-American and it has influenced me, which I will talk about in my paper.

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The Corleone Theory: What The Godfather Can Teach You About Every Man You'll Ever Meet | S
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The Corleone Theory: What The Godfather Can Teach You About Every Man You'll Ever Meet | S

This article really hit me in that I can now relate every man I know to someone from the Corleone family. I like how it not only shows you who other people are, but it shows who you are. I went into deep thought about this theory. I found out who I really was through this revelation. I did not like it at first although now I realize that it isn’t that bad of a thing. I can utilize this in my writing hoping that it resonates with the reader as this article did for me.

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From the archives: How Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola made 'The Godfather' an inst
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From the archives: How Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola made 'The Godfather' an inst

This article is not focused on “The Godfather” itself, but it is about how it was made to become an epic. I have been thinking about why it is a classic but not of how it got there. I am interested in how the article is set up. I like how the author gave a backstory of Marlon Brando leading into how he was perfect for the role of Vito Corleone. An important detail from the article was that Francis Ford Coppola listened to Marlon Brando’s ideas, which turned out to be amazing, instead of just doing his ideas because he is the director.

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The Fight Over the Future of 'The Godfather'
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The Fight Over the Future of 'The Godfather'

This article made me realize that “The Godfather” is a long-lasting film. If a company as big as Paramount Pictures is fighting for the rights of this film then it is obviously still making money now. Even though it has been 40 years since the movie was released, the rights to the series is still an important issue. This article also shows how much of a backstabber corporations are by suing the original writer of the series. Talks of a Godfather sequel are floating in the air which shows it’s relevance.

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