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No and Yes According to various sources [one here], Francis Ford Coppola confirms on the DVD commentaries “It started out as an accident”, said Coppola in DVD commentaries, “but once we realized we had used oranges so frequently in the first movie, we used them purposefully in the others.” The saga ends with Michael dying, an orange in his hand. The ...


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You've asked two questions but they are kind of connected. Taking the last one first... Why did he tell Carlo that he was going to Vegas. At this point Michael is almost certain that Carlo was involved in the plot to kill Sonny but he needs Carlo to confess to make absolutely sure. So he convinces Carlo that, even though Carlo was involved, nothing bad ...


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There are two parts to your question. my question relates more to how did they get Corleone's men onto the premises so that they could cut off the head and plant it in the bed without being noticed? This scene was one of the major scenes where Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola wanted to give their readers/audience a sense of the Godfather's powers. Woltz ...


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In this movie, we do see Michael firing Tom as the consigliere. What happens at the end of The Godfather makes sense when Michael is targeted for an assassination attempt in his own home in The Godfather Part 2. Firstly we need to keep in mind the meaning of the word "Consigliere". consigliere (kɒnsɪˈljɛːreɪ/) noun noun: consigliere; plural noun: ...


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A couple of reasons... Firstly, Coppola states somewhere in the DVD commentary that the actors spoke too quickly for the subtitles to be read properly and that was a distraction for the audience, so he let the scene play out visually instead. Walter Murch (Film & Sound Editor on The Godfather) explained why Coppola made this choice... “It is very bold, ...


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The movie does not explain it explicitly ..but the novel offers some clues. He had been profoundly shocked. What kind of man could destroy an animal worth six hundred thousand dollars? Without a word of warning. Without any negotiation to have the act, its order, countermanded. The ruthlessness, the sheer disregard for any values, implied a man who ...


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Yes, it worked. You may recall that, a couple of scenes later, Vito receives a large bouquet of flowers: Vito: What -- what is this nonsense? Tom: It's from ah Johnny, starring in that new ah film. It isn't spelled out, but since Johnny gives Vito the flowers as a gift and Tom refers to "that new film" rather than "a new film," it is pretty clear that ...


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There are a lot of questions here, so I'll go one by one. Why did Barzini want Michael dead, after the five families had apparently made peace? After the meeting of the Five Families, Vito expresses to Tom his conviction that the Barzini family is running the narcotics operation and that they were behind Sonny's death, Tattaglia being too much of a "...


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This had been slightly puzzling me for a long while but (having not read the book) I believe I've worked it out. As much as a hothead Sonny was, the plotters didn't expect him to fly off the handle to such an extent as to go without protection. While one feels that Sonny made a terrible mistake leaving without the armed protection/escort (that Tom ...


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Michael Corleone was born in America. Since his early age he stayed away from family business, so he didn't have that typical Italian family essence, so it was obvious that he didn't have fluent dialect when it comes to speaking in Italian Language. On top of that talking in Sicilian dialect is even tougher. Another thing is that he was an outsider for them,...


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Don Corleone wanted nothing to do with the drug trade. As is apparent from this meeting. When Sonny spoke up to Sollozzo and says, "Now wait a minute. You're telling me you can guarantee...?" The way Sonny delivered the line and his actions while doing clearly indicate that Sonny (and maybe the Corleones) are interested in the proposal, seeing as he ...


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I've always thought that it was two things that lead Don Corleone to that realization: As the Don himself puts it: "Tataglia's a pimp. He could never have outfought Santino". Obviously the Don had little respect for Tataglia's abilities as a war time Don. It's also obvious that it was a thought that had bothered him for quite some time. During the meeting, ...


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Here is the best I could find : SOLLOZZO: “I’m sorry…” MICHAEL: “Leave it alone.” ( or ) “Forget about it.” SOLLOZZO: “What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that.” MICHAEL: “I understand those things…” [Waiter ...


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Sollozzo wasn't the one to frisk Michael initially, McCluskey was, so Sollozzo was just making doubly sure that Michael wasn't carrying a gun. He's made suspicious by Michael's request to use the restroom. If Michael is carrying a gun in his crotch, he'd probably go to the restroom to get it out, instead of reaching down there out in the open at the table. ...


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You've mis-remembered. Connie is enraged by a phone call from an anonymous woman, which was most likely part of the plan: However, the "betrayal" by Carlo is a 'twist' in both the novel and the movie but the novel tells us that the behaviour of Carlo was instrumental in the assassination of Sonny. But the enemy was making its plans. They too had ...


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The movie script was created based on the book. In the book, and also in the movie, it is implied that there was some tension regarding the families and that security was pretty tight. The bullet ridden car implied that there was an assassination attempt on some member of the family. That's mostly Vito Corleone or Sonny. It signaled to the audience and ...


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I think there are a few reasons for this, drawing from both the movies and the books. Firstly, Clemenza was known to be an extremely good caporegime and mentor. A quick check on the Godfather wikipedia points out that FIVE future capos were started in his regime - Sonny, Lampone, Pentangeli, Ritchie Nobilio and Joey Zasa. This shows that he has the ability ...


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Well, at the time of Don Vito Corleone's death by heart failure, Fredo had been sent off to Las Vegas to begin the process of securing the family real estate and business(es) as well as ensuring that local politicians and senior police are either bought, or otherwise neutered. It is the new Godfather's decision that the family should move to Vegas and away ...


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There are two themes in the Godfather movies, Respect and Nobility. When Vito comes to America, his rise to Don is seen as noble, he is providing for this family. When he becomes Don it is respect, he does things for people and they do things for him. At Connie's wedding we see them lining up with genuine respect and nervousness. The Corlenone family is ...


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Solozzo indeed puts in place many countermeasures. First and most important, he was with Police Captain Mark McCluskey, who was on his payroll. Those days no one dared to do anything to a policeman, especially a Captain. It means bringing wrath of force and media on the whole family. Second, Micheal was checked for arms/guns or weapons while in the car sent ...


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So did Michael Corleone ever get revenge against those who killed his wife? Yes. There is a deleted scene in The Godfather Part II where Fabrizzio is found...and his involvement with the Barzini family. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35geuo ...and then another where he is killed. The Barzini's were, of course, disposed ...


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Essentially, it's a combination of nerves and being alert to possible threats. The novel clarifies... Then he left the toilet. Sollozzo was sitting directly facing the door of the toilet, his dark eyes blazing with alertness. Michael gave a smile. “Now I can talk,” he said with a sigh of relief. Captain McCluskey was eating the plate of veal and spaghetti ...


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Once you watch the subsequent movies it'll start making more sense. The fact of the matter is that the other families had to go through the process of finding new Dons to run the family after the existing ones were killed off. So they couldn't all just retaliate after they found their leaders were dead, it would have been absolute chaos with no order or ...


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From what I remember from the Novel, Carlo is in some kind of trouble with the police when he comes across Sonny, who uses his connections to give him some kind of sanctuary, and eventually absolution. It's quite ambiguous what Carlo has done... At this point there are no hostilities towards him, so no reason not to invite him to a party: he's not a Cop, he'...


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I believe the appearance of the name "Genco Land Co." is meant to show how the legitimate-business front for the Corleone crime empire has grown from its relatively simple beginning as the olive-oil import company to a diverse web of businesses under the Genco name. So IMHO, the answer is yes: at the time of the move-out depicted above, the Corleone family'...


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They didn't know how many people (Sonny plus henchmen) they would be dealing with. Sonny's reputation went before him; they could have reasonably expected him to come out shooting. They wanted to not only kill him, but send a message to his family by disfiguring his body beyond recognition so as to deny him an open-casket funeral. (Vito, however, was owed a ...


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No...they don't believe in co-incidences but they're not conclusive. Paulie Gatto had been sick before but still... So, they checked...the novel makes this clear. Sonny said, “We have people in the telephone company and they tracked down all of Paulie’s phone calls in and out. Clemenza’s too. On the three days Paulie was sick this month he got a call from a ...


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You answered your own question; "because society can't protect". You should probably take a look at the Wiki page for Vito Corleone, as it does a good job summarizing his entry into organized crime. In short, Vito is somewhat thrust into the role originally due to the actions of Don Fanucci. Vito must rid the neighborhood of Fanucci, and in doing so he ...


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Why did Michael fire Tom Hagen as Consigliere? Short answer: just as Michael tells him, Tom is not a wartime consigliere. While Tom is skilled with legal maneuvers, basic intelligence gathering and diplomacy, a wartime consigliere needs also to be ruthlessly skilled at things like espionage and counter-espionage. Much ...


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There was no one in the Corleone crime family more trustworthy and loyal to the Godfather than Luca. Luca almost never appeared in public with the Godfather, or really any of the rest of the family members. This was because Luca wanted to ensure Vito's reputation was not ruined from association with him (Luca.) Because of this, it would be believable that ...


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