THEMES AND SYMBOLS IN THE GODFATHER In the middle of 20th centuries, number of film that influenced by the period after WW I, was featured on. One of the most successful ones can be undoubtedly The Godfather. It is a crime film, which is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S., from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola is based on and dates back a novel written in 1969 by Puzo. This film tells about an Italian criminal family lives in New York after the war by mirroring to features of social lives and gives strong clues to audience about the post WW I period in America. While the director reflects all of these, he uses some certain and clear oppositions like family relations-business issues, immorality-morality.
Throughout the past century, there has been a diversity of movies produced from romance, to action, to comedy, and to an endless variety of genres. Each film has a distinctive purpose within its plot to capture the audience’s interest. In 2011, an Oscar winning, comedy-drama film was released called The Descendants. This film displays the events of a husband, two daughters, and friends coping with an ill wife who unexpectedly suffers after a boating accident. While tending to the care of his wife, Matt King discovers several unforeseen circumstances about his marriage with Elizabeth King and rethinks his oblivious position in his family life alongside his two daughters, Alexandra and Scottie King.
The Godfather (1972) is said to be one of the greatest films ever made. When this movie was released in 1972, it was nominated for Ten Academy Awards and it won three: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the book with the same name written by award winning author of mafia fiction, Mario Puzo. This film takes place in a span of ten years following the life of Don Corleone, the head of the Corleone Crime Family. It was a film that changed the history of cinema, introducing a very talented filmmaker and several acting legends in the telling of a story of a Sicilian Crime Family.
As you develop this summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot and how these differences can lead to the inclusion of genre elements. The film Goodfellas is a movie of the gangster genre. The criminal kind is depicted by dealt with bad behavior. Not at all like the westerns where the immense people and dreadful people are easily portrayed, gangster films are more tangled than this. In a gangster film, it can be typical of the gathering of spectators to have sensitivity for the criminal saint.
Until the end of the 70s French and then American critics regarded film noir not as a genre, but as tone, mood, or style. Paul Schrader even offered to consider as a kind of noir period in the history of cinema, such as the ‘new wave’ or neo-realism (1972). And only in the end of the 70s articles began to appear, offering to consider noir as a genre with its own formula and the structure of the narrative
Their society was self-contained, and the dictates were written by themselves. While at first they only favoured people who were of Italian descent, they soon evolved to more organised and sophisticated crimes in the 1920s. They became national figures who divided territories with policemen. Although organised crime deteriorated in numbers by the early 1970s , The Godfather still managed to recapture that society at its
Godfather: The Spiritual Desolation of Michael Corleone The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is known as one of the most infamous films in American history. Since its release in 1972, it continues to transcend generations of people; never wavering from its appraised status. The film illustrates the gradual moral and spiritual descent of a young Michael Corleone as he suddenly inherits the family business. In the beginning, Michael show’s a great dislike for his family’s way of life and what it entails; seeing himself as a separate person from them entirely. However his father, Don Corleone, otherwise known as “The Godfather” and his lifestyle, evidently merge with Michael’s.
The dark and depressing vibe was a traditional style for film noir. Another tradition of film noir is making the audience think the movie is about a different topic than the actual topic of the movie. For an example, at the beginning of Double Indemnity I thought the movie was about a love story but it quickly turned in to a drama with serval
The film noir genre as a whole is an uncommonly used term in the mainstream film industry towards younger viewers. Most neo-noir films such as Nightcrawler are not marketed as noir but instead in broader terms like “thriller” or “Action”. This all kept the use of the term within the 1940’s to 50’s and eventually dropped off everyone's vocabulary list (besides film connoisseurs). Sunset Boulevard fits perfectly into the category of “dark films” as there are readily apparent motifs within the movie such as a femme fatale, an ordinary man, a conflicting interest and entrapment. Most notably in the film, the aspect of
As a result, The Godfather ends up becoming a successful blockbuster, but it’s also artistic, and reflective of our society. The Godfather caters to both casual and critical audiences. Coppola uses graphic violence to draw in casual viewers, but he draws in critical viewers by having the film become a social critique of society. Auteur films are meant to give us a view of the world. In addition, the film draws parallels between the mafia and the police, by essentially stating that our society is corrupt.