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The Godfather Overview / Description

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The Godfather Overview / Description

Post  Pete2002 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:26 am

The Godfather is one of the best American films of all time. This movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and it was release in 1972. In the late 1940s in New York, the Corleone is the multi-generational crime family. The “Godfather” which is the head of this Mafia family, and they struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son. The youngest son “Michael” is a free thinker who is in the Marines and returned as a war hero from the World War II. He always rejected the family business, but after saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael decided to setup revenge to the men who is responsible. He hides after he murdered the police captain and the drug trafficker, and then his brother Sonny was killed. As Michael returns home and he has became the new Godfather. He leads the family to a new era and launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who tried to destroy the Corleones.

Compare / Contrast Film's Messages
Crime, gangster, family drama, and violence are the messages from the movie “The Godfather” is clearly expressed through the whole film. On the other hand, “The Maltese Falcon” delivered Mystery, detective, and crime messages to the audience. Crimes & violence were the similar elements these two movies used. They both delivered the negative messages between the human relationships, which mean violence is always around us. The messages delivered by “The Godfather” are straight forward and clearly shows what “responsibility” is and how strong a father and son relationship should be. On the other hand, “The Maltese Falcon” is sending messages about betrayal between humans. Trust between human is a mystery.


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