What Is The Theme Of The Godfather

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Produced by Albert S. Ruddy, and directed by Francis Coppola, The film God Father is regarded one the greatest movie in history. It is based on Mario Puzo’s novel ‘The God Father’. Some of the actors starring in the movie include Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Conte among others. The theme of violence is evident all through the film. The story of ‘The Godfather’ is told with a closed world, it gives the audience a chance to review the Mafia utterly on its own terms. Character Don Vito Corleone played by Marlon Brando, is seen as a sympathetic and admirable character. As all through the film, he does everything that is expected from a mafia, which receives approval from the audience. In the movie, there is no civilian causality of an organized crime, only corrupt police. The story reviews the mafia life from the inside, and as expected by the audience such life is secretive, addictive in a way. The story has shaped the public perception on the mafia. In the film the Godfather takes control of power and justice, his only nemeses are traitors and snitches. For instance, Michael played by Al Pacino says that one should never side against the family. In another incident, Don Vito asks a man came to…show more content…
The irony of the movie is that the title ‘The Godfather’ is actually meant for the son as opposed to the father as many would have hoped. In the beginning of the film Michael is not even part of the Mafia organization, he is indicted for it when he saves his father’s life in the hospital by shooting a corrupt police. Moreover, in the film loyalty is the key, Michael does not even trust Tom Hagen played by Robert Duvall with a secret that he plans to murder the heads of the other families. In what is termed as the ‘baptism massacre’, which provided him with an opportunity to ascend as a godfather in all aspect in the
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