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Okay, I’m At The Computer, But I’m Distracted

by @ 10:34 pm on January 10, 2007. Filed under Blogging, Godfather Saga, Movies

It’s hard to blog when the best movie ever made is on television at this minute.

Update @ 11:04pm: Michael just killed Sollozo and McClusky. The frak with whatever you might say about the Corleone family, those two deserved to die.

Update @ 11:19-11:47pm :Michael meets Apollonia, marries her in a wedding sequence to beat anything I’ve seen before in the movies. Sonny beats the crap out of that piece of crap Carlo Rizzi. Carlo sets up Sonny. Vito sees Sonny dead in a mortuary. Beyond a doubt, one of the important parts of the entire Godfather saga.

Look how they massacred my boy — Vito Corleone

Quote changed thanks to Bwana

Update @ 11:50pm: Apollonia dies in a car bomb meant for Michael. Without a doubt, an event that shapes Michael forever

Update @ 12:04am: Vito Corleone:

Tattaglia’s a pimp. He never could’ve out-fought Santino. But I didn’t know until this day that it was Barzini all along.

Fraking Barzini.

Update @ 12:19am: Talk about foreshadowing:

Fredo, you’re my older brother, and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.

Can you say Godfather Part II ?

Update @ 12:28am

Don Corleone: I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life – I don’t apologize – to take care of my family, and I refused to be a fool, dancing on the string held by all those bigshots. I don’t apologize – that’s my life – but I thought that, that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the string. Senator Corleone; Governor Corleone. Well, it wasn’t enough time, Michael. It wasn’t enough time.

Michael: We’ll get there, pop. We’ll get there.

Update @ 12:42am- : The baptism of Michael Carlo Rizzi contrasted with the downfall of Michael Corleone as he orchestrates the murders of the heads of the Five Families. A classic scene, contrasting the holiness of the baptism with the evil of Corleone’s descent into hell. But a strange trip it is, because, quite honestly, they deserved to die.

Michael Corleone (the godfather): “I do renounce him.”

Priest: “And all his works?”

Michael: “I do renounce them.”

Priest: “And all his pomps?”

Michael: “I do renounce.”

Priest: “Michael Francis Rizzi, will you be baptized?”

Michael: “I will.”

Priest: “In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit go in peace, and may the Lord be with you.”

What makes this scene is the way that Michael’s renunciation of evil is interspersed with images of his agents committing murder. It shows, in a way that almost nothing else in the movie has, the extent to which a character who started out as a war hero rejecting his father’s ways has become so enveloped in his evil that he doesn’t even realize it.

Update@ 12:50am: Michael and Rizzi:

[D]on’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.

Update: The Finale:

Kay:[asking about Carlo's murder] Michael, is it true?
Michael: Don’t ask me about my business, Kay.
Kay: Is it true?
Michael: Don’t ask me about my business…
Kay: No.
Michael: [slamming his hand on the desk] Enough! All right. This one time, this one time I’ll let you ask me about my affairs.
Kay: Is it true? Is it?
Michael: No.
Kay: [sighing relief] I guess we both need a drink, huh?

Yea, especially you Kay.

2 Responses to “Okay, I’m At The Computer, But I’m Distracted”

  1. Bwana says:

    from one Godfather fan to another, it’s:

    “see how they massacred my boy”

    Also, for great scenes, don’t leave out after the “we both need a drink” when Al Neri closes the study doors in Kay’s face…

  2. Bwana,

    You are correct, not sure why I got that one wrong. You’d think I’d know after seeing the movie almost 20 times.

    And you’re right about that last scene. It also parallels the scene early in the movie where Michael and Kay are leaving Radio City and Michael sees the newspaper report about Vito being shot. When he goes into the phone booth, he closes the door behind him, leaving Kay outside looking in.

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