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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.