The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.Written by
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In the opening scene when Vito's mother touches Paolo's body, his hand visibly moves. His fingers curl up and that is something a dead body just can't do. He is also seen obviously breathing in the subsequent moments. See more »
The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old.
[gunshots and screams]
[subtitled from Italian]
They've killed the boy! They've killed young Paolo! They've killed your son Paolo!
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As with the first film no opening credits are shown. Although it is now commonplace for films not to have opening credits, it was considered innovative in 1974. See more »
For The Godfather Saga, besides the added scenes and toning down the violence and language, other changes were made to the original version:
The close-up shots of Michael's face as Rocco kisses his hand are deleted.
The on-screen prologue is deleted.
The shot of little Vito being marked with an encircled X among the benches filled with immigrants is deleted.
The shot of little Vito singing by himself in Ellis Island is deleted.
The scene of Anthony receiving his communion is deleted.
Throughout the story of young Vito's rise, many of the lines originally spoken in Sicilian are dubbed in English.
An alternate take of Vito walking down the aisle in the theatre.
Scenes at the communion party are rearranged. The scene with Connie and Merle meeting with Michael appears earlier and the scenes with Senator Geary appear later.
The scene where Vito brings a pear home and the scene where he first encounters Clemenza are switched to appear in the order originally intended. This explains why he is in a bad mood at dinner.
An alternate take of Vito refusing the box of food from Signor Abbandando.
A shot of Clemenza nodding to a customer in the café is deleted.
The shot of Clemenza cutting the rug and playing with baby Sonny is deleted.
Michael's reply of "New York City" at the Senate hearing is deleted.
This movie is way to be good to be labelled a sequel to The Godfather . Rather it is more of a companion piece to the original and the two perfectly compliment each other . IT is both a sequel and prequel showing the rise of the young vito and moral decline of Micheal . Both characters are brought to life with uncanny ability by Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino . To say that these two are good actors is like saying that a nuclear bomb makes a loud noise and in this movie they prove why they are at the top of their respective crafts .
Al Pacino is the standout in the ensemble cast and its amazing how his eyes have changed from the first part . They are now cold , ruthless and unemotional and betray the price which Micheal Corleone has paid for power .
Watch this movie and learn why it is the greatest gangster film of all time.
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