“The Godfather" is not just a godfather. Living an ordinary life is not always exciting. Gangster movies is a popular genre because it can provide a totally different point of view of this world to their viewers. “The Godfather” is one of the best American gangster movies. Although gangsters do not follow the common laws, they obey the gangster rules and morals.
Mr. Chow(Ken Jeong), the head of an international gang, displays a high level of aggressiveness, despite that he talks in a high pitch voice and wears women’s shoes. His first appearance in the film is when he jumps out of a car’s truck naked and violently attacks the main characters with a crowbar. Chow keeps on threatening the characters for money and uses offensive queer slang to insult them. The slang becomes Chow’s empowerment and weapon to fight back. Interestingly, Chow was not brought to justice in the end, but the main characters were arrested by corrupted police.
At the Glenrowan station, Ned tried to derail the train tracks to send all the innocent police men crashing for doing their duty. At the shoot off of the event Ned put lots of people in danger from the gun fire that was meant for him. Many people got badly wounded and even died. No wonder most people thought he was dreadful. The most brutal and horrific crime that Ned ever committed was the murder of three men.
His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time. He was nominated many times before, but for some reason failed to win. Alas, he had to win something, or at least that’s what I think the Oscar people
Goodfellas was an extremely popular movie when it was released in 1990 raking in $46,261,759; and it has only grown in popularity since its 25th anniversary re-release in 2015. Another classic gangster movie is Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. The Godfather, like the Robin Hood tale, is a story that people in the United States just know. It’s just a fact of the culture. The movie is so ingrained in popular culture that even those who have never actually seen the movie still know it by its many monikers, including the quote—”I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather made $268,355,541 worldwide in 1972; whereas, The Godfather trilogy only made a total
In 1980, in return for testifying, Hill was allowed to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program. Scorsese grew up among mobsters in New York and really felt like he had the perfect background to produce a film adaptation for Wiseguy. Scorsese is in top form as he makes his return to the crime filled
‘Nowadays, the work of Alfred Hitchcock is admired all over the world’ (Truffaut, 1986, p.9). Although this was stated in 1966 in the original copy it still applies today as Hitchcock’s body of work consists of fifty-three films some of which are worldwide phenomena. Young audiences who consume his films today assume that Alfred Hitchcock’s work has always been at its prime; this however was not always the case, it is only now after his passing that more people are beginning to understand how truly masterful some of his films are but in subjectivity of course as his films cannot please everyone. In 1962, in New York Truffaut was asked the question ‘Why do the critics of cahier du cinema take Hitchcock seriously? He’s rich and successful, but
When most people think of Al Capone, they often regard him as a villain because of his historical status as a criminal. However, his family knew first hand how loving he could be. From growing up in a large family, to being at the head of an empire, Capone was always there to help those who needed him. His enemies, however, knew that Capone did not have the desire to serve everyone. Capone is not rightfully described as just a criminal: in addition to being a ruthless killer, he was also a caring family man and a masterful business person.
The opening scene of the film The Godfather starts with a man talking to the godfather he says, “I believe in America, America has made my fortune.” Immigrants of the United States can relate to such statement because America has a reputation of having great opportunities for prosperity. Consequently, immigrants from other countries come to America looking for a better experience than in their own countries. As a result the United States has served as the place for opportunities for various distinctive ethnic groups, immigrants, like the Godfather and his family who are Italian immigrants have settled down in United States but yet they have kept their culture intact. The godfather is the head of his family, and he is a powerful and well-rounded
War’s outcome is fatalities of many people. This is typically due to conflict from two opposing parties, resulting in murders. In like manner, Boll weevil is murderous as he murders Cecil by stabbing him in the chest, due to the fact that Cecil does not give him the money that Cecil owes (108). It is apparent in this quote that Boll weevil is murderous: “Then without let up, there came a rush of lively blows followed by a loud scream, a heavy thud on the floor and a scurrying of feet towards the door” (106). This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war.