It is not really a sequel. The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. 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. This movie is available in and qualities. They are now cold , ruthless and unemotional and betray the price which Micheal Corleone has paid for power.
Arguably the finest movie of the 70s, a cinematic masterpiece with the greatest ensemble acting you will probably see. Francis Coppola recollaborated with many of the crew members of the first film and again achieves a quite superb period piece thanks to the cinematography of Gordon Willis and set design of Dean Tavoularis. Duvall, Keaton, Cazale and Shire all provided first rate performances but it is the performance of Al Pacino which steals the show, expertly portraying Michael as a cool, calculating, suspicious Don Corleone. Coppola has directed yet another masterpiece. It cleverly shifts in time between two distinct narratives with extreme realistic violence and criminal mentality of gangsters. Both characters are brought to life with uncanny ability by Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
All the power on earth can't change destiny. It was the highest grossing movie of its time and Brando created a cultural icon whose influence resonates as strong today as it did in 1972. The film expands upon the original movie and brings us into the family's activities in Nevada, Florida and Havana. . The film is divided into two main parts - the story of a young Vito Corleone flawlessly acted by Robert De Niro and a worthy Oscar winner and the rise to power of Michael as the head of the family. This is Hindi dubbed movie and it is dual audio.
Michael controls a vast empire that is constantly slipping out of his hands. There are many poignant scenes concerning his wife and children-- the drawing his son leaves for him in his bedroom, the gift that Tom buys the child because Michael is too busy, his wife Kay's being kept a virtual prisoner at his orders in the family compound, etc. De Niro's rise, from an orphan child by a family feud back in Italy to a hood in New York and his position as a respected Don, provides a welcome break from Pacino's relentless attitude. The film, breathtaking in its scope and tragic grandeur, shows two parallel stories extending two different time periods: the early career of young Vito Corleone seen first around the turn of the 20th century in Sicily, and then in 1917, building his criminal underworld in the Italian ghettos of New York City, post World War I, plus that of his son, Michael Al Pacino desperately trying to keep his family together. I have seen it at least 20 times, and each time its 200 minutes fly by. 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.
This movie is way to be good to be labelled a sequel to The Godfather. Without spoiling, I will simply say the Robert DeNiro as the young Vito is the best acting performance of all time, a role for which he won a richly deserved Oscar. This movie has 3 series movies till now. Coppola's motion picture is not just a mere supply with new characters and events from the original, it's a far more complex and intimate movie than its predecessor. We see him become a ruthless, cold-blooded killer who alienates himself from his family in ways his father would never have done. Since the people he kills seem to deserve it, Vito comes off better than Michael does, and it was wise of Coppola to shuffle the two stories together despite lengthy flashbacks and the disturbance of continuity.
The acting performances are outstanding, hence three supporting oscar nominations for acting guru Lee Strasberg Hyman Roth , Michael Gazzo Frank Pentangeli and Robert De Niro young Vito Corleone. This is the 2nd part of The Godfather Series. Rather it is more of a companion piece to the original and the two perfectly compliment each other. Spradlin, absolutely right as the sinister and corrupt Nevada Senator; Michael V. Michael almost seems to resent the fact that he is a natural born crime lord, a man who puts the family business ahead of everything. The cinematography is stunning; the footage from Sicily and New York around the turn of the century and the snow scenes from the American West are beautiful and rich in detail. All of this makes the movie great and infinitely watchable.
Watch this movie and learn why it is the greatest gangster film of all time. Once again the acting is flawless. Genre: Crime Drama Release Date: 20 December 197 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall Storyline: 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. The cinematography is depressing and atmospheric. Gazzo, unforgettable as the troubled gray-haired informer; Gastone Moschin, excellent as the blackmailer in white suit; John Cazale, marvelously timid as the vague, confused, and hesitant Fredo; Diane Keaton, clearly irrational as the long-suffering wife Kay; Talia Shire, too extravagant as the lousy mother; Troy Donahue too ambitious as the fortune-hunting suitor; and Robert Duvall excels as the confidant, and retainer to the all-powerful Corleone family.
Michael Corleone Al Pacino has moved the family and most of his business to Nevada. Now reaping the benefits of legalized gambling in Las Vegas, Michael is an evident billionaire with an iron fist on a world of treachery. Diane Keaton as Michael's wife who quickly becomes disillusioned with her life with him and the lies he continues to tell her, assuring her that he is going legitimate soon; Robert Duvall as Michael's adopted brother and adviser; and Lee Strasberg as Hyman Roth all give outstanding performances; but the film really is Al Pacino's. Storyline TheGodfather : When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen. Here he's a calculating and frightening force, seeking to expand casinos into Pre-Revolutionary Cuba and consolidating an empire surrounded by perfidy and treason, maintaining total confidence in his ability to control the situation whether testifying before enraging Senators or trying to outface his worst enemies. The score continues in the eerie role of its predecessor, foretelling death and evil. He grows increasingly distrustful and paranoid, and even shows signs that he hates his own life.