“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.
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.”
Pileggi based his book on interviews with the real Henry Hill, a Brooklyn-born son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother who went to work for the Mob as a kid in 1955 and stayed employed by stealing, conning and scheming until a breach of trust involving drugs made him a Mob target. 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.
It was the accomplishment of Leone 's westerns that came to characterize the class going ahead. In spite of being Italian creations, which were shot with on-screen characters utilizing their local dialects, the movies were named for worldwide circulation. Furthermore, perhaps in particular, these first and most powerful Spaghetti Westerns featured Clint Eastwood. While he was scarcely on Hollywood 's radar when he consented to star in A Fistful of Dollars, having just barely gotten his part on the Broadcasted program Rawhide, the postponed arrival of the film situated it with the goal that it came after the show had been airing for a long time. By then, Eastwood was without a doubt a western star and the motion picture was all the more fruitful thus.
Throughout the course of cinematic history one of the most popular genres of film has been “gangster” or “crime”, in particular a focus on the Mafia. A couple of the most popular films have been The Godfather, The Godfather Part ii, and Goodfellas. Some of the similar characteristics that the audience notices after watching these movies are: violence, power, family, etc. Of course those examples of films come from the perspective of the American directors who made them. Films like La Siciliana Ribelle (The Sicilian Girl) and I Cento Passi (One Hundred Steps) offer a perspective from Italian filmmakers.
The story of ‘Mafia’, with all its violence, terror and internal turmoil has fascinated the Hollywood for a long while. It is no wonder then that Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas that is based on Nicholas Pileggi's bestseller Wiseguy is a cult classic. Unlike most other movies of this genre, GoodFellas does not focus on the romanticism of mafia, instead it shows the darkness inherent in that life. Through the story of Henry Hill, the protagonist of the movie played by Ray Liotta, GoodFellas explores the power and glory of being a mobster. When Henry is drawn into the orbit of Paul Cicero,the local kingpin, his life takes a complete turn.
The Godfather The concept of Verisimilitude seemed to fail for the most part with this movie. In numerous scenes, such as where someone or something died, the viewer watches an incredible dramatic and exaggerated performance play out before them, which is especially tough to imagine happening in their own life. Specifically, in the incident where the godfather is shot at the market, he dramatically falls onto the car, stops due to gravity, then flops over a few extra times before hitting the ground and moving again once more. I suppose the intention of the actions here are to convince the audience that he is truly and surely dead. Another example would be the famous scene with Jack Woltz, who awakened with a severed head of a horse at the