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Michael wants Kay to be his wife as a cover that his business is legitimate
Was anyone else yelling "Appleonia!!!" at the screen?
worked hard did you? Can't remember the producer or singers names for example. This guy does not analyse this great film & others. Talks a lot but what does he say? Focuses on his personal "opinions" instead of an explication on the film. I really tried to watch this but couldn't GET anything out of his 'ramble".Arts graduate B.A. (Hons.) , Lit and Hist. in relation to my interest & hopes for an analysis here. And the singers name is Johnny Fontaine in the book & movie. Also, it's ( phonetically spelled ) 'solotso' , spelled Solozzo. And the girl's name is Lucy Mancini. The scene in which Carlo horribly beats Connie is necessary AND as uncomfortable to watch as it is in order to heighten tensions and increase our distaste for Carlo in order to maximise the effect of Sonny's Character arc, his passion and death. Appolonia is Micheal's first wife. Carlo was 'garroted" not strangled. I'm just writing as he speaks. Notes? How many Character's names do you recall...or not. Oh, and they were Quiet because the Don AND Micheal planned the killing of the other Bosses - Vito - "Let me say, that, on the souls of my grandchildren I will not be the one to break the peace we've made here today". Micheal will!! Connie or Constanza is the sister's name....I'm done here, this is foolish. Robert Evans had nothing to do with this great film. One could go on but it's like correcting 50, 1st year student's Papers, if they were ALL the worse students in the class.
Thank you. You should make an analysis. It would be much better.
"Don Lore" sounds threatening as all hell to me. I'd recommend with that.
I just binged watched the trilogy yesterday (9 hours holy crap) and at first I thought these movies were going to be overrated because everyone's always saying how good they are but it's now 1 and 2 are in my top 5. I think Michael lies the way he does to keep everyone on their toes. You never know what's going on in his head or what he's going to do. He even tells someone (I forgot who) to never say what you're thinking.
Good review but God damn you suck with the names I found those characters and their names so memorable
Damn, Lore, you can rock that suit!
it was over a year after returning to America before he contacted Kay
who cares how your 'ruminations' work for you? do the analysis. diocano.
Plural for Mafia is Mafie not Mafia. You don't call spaghetti spaghettis because spaghetti is plural.
I believe in the script and original story, Connie (the sister) was supposed to be rather homely and unattractive. Carlo only married her to get in with the Corleones essentially. Connie forgives him so much, and is broken up when he is killed, because she believes there is nobody else who would ever marry her. The effect is spoiled somewhat because Talia Shire is quite cute in her own way - so the intent of the script is lost a little.
powerfrenzy And Carlo beats her cos he knows he can’t confront a corleone male so he gets off on beating the only one he canGoes quite in depth iirc
@Lorerunner1:04:21Arch. *He is the father of her child.* Also, in regards to Sicilian culture, he is family; family is the strongest bond in that society. Moreover, in Sicilian society, and especially Mafia, killing family is a big no-no--to use their own word, anathema. It is important to show how far Michael has come, and, moreover, how willing he is to abandon the old traditions. Also, the scene is foreshadowing Fredo's fate, and the two film's (part 1 and 2) climatic 'hits' mirror eachother: Micheal orphans his nephew (hence the significance of the baptism) by the end of the first film, and by the second he kills the man, Fredo, his own brother, who was becoming a father figure to his own son (Anthony). And moreover, we are meant to note the escalation in brutality of the two mirror killings, the first, Carlo, perhaps had it coming, but was still considered family; the second, Fredo, is much more sympathetic, and his blooded brother, and by the time he is killed no longer a threat to anyone ad has long since reconciliated with his family.Hope that adds some context for when you ruminate on Part 2. You're doing Part 2, right? You have to. The story is only half over.
41:00Stoicism; a la Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome.
best line in the movie: "Johnny Fontane never gets that movie! I dont care how many dago ginny wop greaseball goombahs come outta the woodwork!"
would like to hear you do Dune.....both the 1984 movie and the sci fi miniseries
Should totally do a rumination on Taxi Driver
Wow a surprise and a pleasure to see this one in the ruminations. There are only a couple of truly insightful videos covering this movie, nearly all are pitifully short. Unfortunately I do not have a short attention span so to have it come up here where taking 20 mins to actually start on a movie is not unusual, I like that.
Please do Godfather Part 2. PLEASE!!!!!!!!
Nice. Can you do the Godfather 2 too. I think it is better than 1.
Al martino was the singers name and that slap really happened and was ad libbed by Brando and not expected by Al Martino and he wasn't happy about it.
My fav movie of all time how awesome this rumination will be to listen to!! hope you do a Godfather 2 as well!
Great review! I think I'm going to support you on Patreon! I hope you do a video on the Grand Theft Auto universe in the future.
Think the sister was mad because Michael took away the only thing that she had left, the illusion of a happy family. Its my impression from interacting and hearing about women from that time, that the illusion of whats expected by society is better than going against it, even if going against what society wants means to have a chance at a better life.
Am I seeing things or are you missing half of your beard?
Huh, I thought it was the lighting, but you may be right.
OH SHIT IT'S THE GODFATHER
Great video. Also I'm pretty sure you said prostate when you meant to say prostrate
1- I never knew that the actor who plays Luca Brazi was a huge fan of Brando’s ... makes sense now ... 2- Interesting that Hagen is your favorite character ... but he does have an particular perspective; he’s not family, he’s not even Italian, but Sonny seems to think of him that way (at least in the book)3- Don Vito rarely lost his temper ... but when Sonny was caught in a robbery ... in the book, the Don was in his office with Sonny in the olive oil company (the front for the family business): “Alone with his son, he gave full vent to his rage, ...” That was a great scene.
[Starts the video] - Hey Arch, nice suit.
Really enjoyed this one. I actually rewatched The Godfather for the first time in years a few weeks ago to show it to my brother, and after I was done I looked on RU-clip for analysis videos and found very little. While I'm sure hundreds have analyzed this film in essays and whatnot over the years, there is very little analysis material about this film on RU-clip, so this video is definitely a worthwhile positive addition. And of course, it was an absolute treat to see this show up in my subscription feed.
Nice to see ruminations on main stream movies too! Would love to see "There Will Be Blood", or "Fightclub".
Great observations! You're right on the money about plot. I would add that it's not even the most important aspect of the movie until the 30- or 40-minute mark, when we see Sollozo for the first time. But everything before was important to the STORY, if not the plot. Investing in these characters and their world. The big inciting incident (the Godfather gets show) doesn't matter if we don't see that he's the center of the universe for so many people. Movie is just brilliant.
that's a beautiful suit Lore. I would have preferred if instead of a black tie you had a red rose à la Sean Connery but it's ok ^^
This is actually a rumination for The Godfather II. I hope you'lldo a rumination for The Godfather 1 also. In my opinion that was the best De Niro's role, right after The Taxi Driver.Oh, and beside Michael, Tom Hagen is also my favorite character and he is a typical grey shade ruler, quiet, polite, educated, well spoken and smart.You have to be if you want to survive among the sharks.P:S: Good to see you back on saddle again. :)
You're both right. it was a quite a while since I'watched these movies so I mixed them up.My deepest apologies! The Lemming , mistakes happen, no need to be rude.
Dude this is Godfather 1. De Niro plays Don Corleone in Godfather 2
Vesna Lukic This is a Godfather part 1 review.
"I'll never do a Rumination on The Godfather." He says. :P
He also mentioned that they'd make a FF7 remake 'the day the sun explodes'
I think of this story the way I think of Shakespeare the concepts, the themes and the performances are more interesting than any plot. Great job, I've always identified with Clemenza. Yeah being Italian the culture is pretty accurate, and many of us felt nostalgia for our more communal past, and yes Michael just wanted heirs.
Never cared for this movie. It insists upon itself.
But how can you say that, I mean it-ROBERT DUVALL!
Space Native Never cared for this comment. It insists upon itself.
Unfortunately some folks in abusive relationships stick by the abuser long past the point of sanity. www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org/abuse-victims-stay.html
Sadly, having some first hand knowledge of the way some of the victims of an abusive relationship can be made the whole thing with Michael taking out Carlo and Connie's reaction to it so much more powerful and believable for me.
@HourglassDid you watch the vid to the end? The link is practically a direct, elaborate answer to his question about why Connie ranted to Michael.
I don't see why you would post this link??
The baptism was important because it made Michael a literal godfather, while simultaneously the killings were making him 'The Godfather'.
I couldn't disagree with you more on the domestic violence scene. It's brutally effective. Without it, the audience wouldn't be as mad at Carlo. And the suits didn't request that scene, they wanted more fun violence in general, so Copala made them eat their words with a grounded, affecting scene.
I thought your favorite would've been Fredo. The bumbling, awkward character that is treated by the family as nuisance and is basically put in places where he doesn't have any real authority to screw thing up, developing a deep resentment and envy, especially of his younger brother. Altough I suppose most of his character is only explored in the second movie.
To make a great film you need 2 things.1) A great story. Characterization, tension, character arks, ect, ect...(There's been hundreds of books written on the topic.) The stuff that's universal to all storytelling arts; be it novels, plays, operas, video games ect.2) (the less common of the two) You need to analyze the tools exclusive to FILM to tell your story;Editing, sound design, cinematography, the kuleshov effect, color pallet, visual motifs and a shit load of other stuff.The Godfather is a textbook example of a film that accomplishes both perfectly. I'll spare you all any further ramblings of the little things godfather does to get that second checklist. There's just sooooooo much to talk about.
Is the background from witcher 3?
My friend, great rumination as always....but I have to tell you this, because it was bugging me...the plural is Mafia not 'Mafias'.Keep up the great work.
yea this movie is one of the greats :)
Interesting. I never thought that Vito was trying to go straight, I thought he knew he was dying and wanted Michael to be ready.
Another great rumination Arch, good to see u out of your sci-fi / fantasy comfort zone 👍 top
I always preferred Once Upon a Time in America directed by Sergio Leone.
Por que no los dos?
Same here. De Niro and James Woods were sublime in that movie.
Oh my God yes. Part II is my favorite movie of all time.
Holy shit. Dat suit.