La Cosa Nostra Film Analysis

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The Mafia promoted feelings of brotherhood and love as they incorporated desperate innocents into a family that accompanies them during their worst moments in life. In the documentary La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia, the director Amoruso insists upon the fact that poor Italian immigrants who didn’t trust or understand the American authorities go to the Blackhand with their problems and grievances (La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia). The Blackhand resembles a father as the people go to him to seek refuge and a family to help them. Vinny, a former mob member, said in the documentary that all he wanted to do was be a made man in the mafia (La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia). Since they perceive…show more content…
In the documentary La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia, the director Amoruso comments that to the New York Mafia, World War II was an opportunity for profit. Because of war rationing, items such as tires, gas, meat, fresh fruit, stockings, and much more were in short supply. Since the mob controlled trucking and the city’s waterfront, they had endless supplies of these desired items and did a remunerative business on the black market (La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia). Since people were in demand of certain products, and the Mafia controlled the waterfront, which was the most important asset of New York, they were on the top of the economic scale. Therefore, they sold those demanded products in the black market and made fortunes, which further favored their development. In the documentary La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia, the director Amoruso points out that in the early 1930’s, as the nation struggled with the Great Depression, the New York Mafia built its business into a multi-billion dollar crime empire. During the 1930s, the New York Mob had stacks of cash. This empowered them to pay off politicians, judges, and police. They literally ruled New York City (La Cosa Nostra: The History of the New York Mafia). Given that the Mafia had loads of money, they could bribe off high officials into denying
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