Realism and Idealism for the Godfather Essay

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Realism and Idealism for the Godfather

I will never forget what I felt when I first seen my first mobster movie, I was about 12 years old, it was real late at night and I just could not fall asleep. I was flipping the channels looking for something to watch, and that is when I encountered my first mobster movie. I was intrigued from beginning to end; it was like nothing I had ever seen before. The way they talked so confident and cool to the way they looked so sharp and sophisticated. Although they were ruthless criminals, they had certain respectability towards them that no body could deny. Even though I was young and didn’t quite understand all of the scenes I became infatuated with the movie the Godfather and went on to seeing a …show more content…

Without sound, the gangster films could not come to life. It was the 1930s that the events of the prohibition era such as bootlegging and the St. Valentines Day Massacre of 1929, and the existence of real life gangsters and the rise of contemporary organized crime helped to encourage this genre. The talkies are accounted for the rise of crime films. The first talkie “100% all talking” picture and, of course, the first sound gangster film was The Lights of New York in 1928. Martin Sorcese, Brian De Palma, and Francis Ford Coppolla, who also directed the Godfather, have become the best storytellers of the gangster culture using visual storytelling. To them gangster films are moralities tales and success stories turned around in which criminals are the ones living in a dream world of success and wealth. Although they are destined to failure and possible death, criminals are portraying as the victims because the stories are told from their point of view. Great actors like Pacino, Deniro, who both played in the Godfather and Pesci also had an influence in making the gangster/mafia culture what it is today, by playing their parts so unbelievable well that their attitude, dialogue, and cold hearted cruelty on the screen transforms the modern day

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