The Godfather - Part II

The Godfather - Part II

DVD - 2001
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Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2001
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Godfa II 3558
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (200 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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twilightmom
Aug 07, 2017

THE GODFATHER: Well-crafted movie, unfortunately the romantic storylines were severely lacking and resembled paintings left out in the sun to drain of color. Once again, mainstream Hollywood forgoes the depths of romantic emotions in favor of exploiting the female image for cheap thrills to fill the backseats of the theatre. Twilight offers both the vastly improved cinema technology of the 21st century and a romance for the ages. People compare other movies to the Godfather, but Twilight is honestly the Romeo & Juliet of our times--if not better than that due to the enhanced accessibility of the language employed throughout. Skip the Godfather and watch a non black-and-white movie: Twilight. 3 Stars.

THE GODFATHER PART II: Carefully selecting the best types of scenes from the first film and making sure not to include them, the second installment in Italian wine tycoon Francis Ford Coppola's mafia trilogy retains only the most boring bits from the original. This reboot of the franchise oddly splits the narrative in half, ensuring that the action halts once the momentum of suspense properly reaches a boiling point. Without the dreamy Marlon Brando in the leading role, Robert de Niro had to fill in, and while his physical charm suffices, it is rather incomparable to that of the "king," Brando. Also, romance is missing entirely from this film. The only onscreen kiss occurs during a particularly rococo and violent scene, and is shared between two "brothers" determined to kill each other. 2 Stars.

THE GODFATHER PART III: An outright moving and operatic conclusion to Coppola's Godfather trilogy that the first 2 films frankly do not deserve. The film works on multiple levels: as a fascinating study of a doomed man haunted by his serious past, as a stunning action picture bristling with mafia violence and abundantly shocking twists, and as the quintessential romance of the cinema of the 90s. Finally, after skirting love in the first two films, Coppola plays this one from the heart, painting a lavish a densely muscled romance between two members of the new cast. Pacino plays a stark and grizzled father struggling to come to terms with his daughter's emergence into adulthood, and he plays the role of a father in a romantic comedy skeptical of his daughter's new "man" in a deliciously new and inventive way. He deserved an Oscar for just the sheer weight of life in his weathered eyes. Coppola's choices are nothing short of bold, as he takes the risk to cast his daughter in the femme fatale role. Mirroring himself in the character of Andy Garcia, Coppola's artistic strokes tackle reverse Oedipus complex head-on and explores these themes to winning success. This one is not to be missed. Eli Wallach also adds his debonair charm as the wily mastermind villain in this movie, crafting a malicious man worthy of a Bond villain, if Bond villains deserved SAG cards. One of the top 10 films of the 1990s. Coppola's inclusion of hefty romance aspires to brilliance and achieves it. Comparable to Twilight in emotionality. 5 Stars.

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TheeAvebury
Jul 14, 2017

The Godfather is overflowing with life, rich with all the grand emotions and vital juices of existence, up to and including blood.

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DanielTsigie
May 30, 2017

I've never seen a better performance by Pacino apart from the sequel.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 30, 2017

The Godfather Part II is my favorite of the three Godfather movies. As a diehard Godfather fan of both the novel as well as the films, I believe that this film has the most interesting plot line. Robert de Niro beautifully plays a young Vito Corleone making the Corleone family empire. We also see a young Michael Corleone trying to legitimatize the Corleone name in Las Vegas while avoiding attempts on his life and taking care of his family. The Godfather Part II shows both Vito and Michael’s way of handling and helping the Corleone family and will always be in my top 10 movies. 4.9 out of 5.
-@freshprinceofbooks of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Marinetti Jun 05, 2016

All time classic Hollywood gangster films- well maybe not Part III ( which is awful ), but I & II are classics.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 12, 2016

Understandably a classic, I enjoy THE GODFATHER. It's one of those movies you watch once a decade. A complex story of family and "family", it changed the way organized crime was depicted in film forever. THE GODFATHER certainly leaves its mark. I highly recommend it.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 12, 2016

I don't get the hullabaloo over THE GODFATHER, PART 2. The overwhelming public opinion is that it's better than the first, but I do not agree. The Robert DeNiro parts are vastly more interesting than the Pacino storyline, which drags the whole thing down. Convoluted and bogged up by its own pretension, THE GODFATHER, PART 2, in my opinion, doesn't even compare to the original. I don't recommend it.

Brandeebleue Dec 21, 2015

On my ACTUAL #TOPTEN #Movie List.

#Top10
#Top10Movies

Marinetti Aug 24, 2015

All time classic gangster film. Watch Part 2 as well- it's as great as Part 1.

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BrianBay
Feb 12, 2015

The movie was great, but just wasn't the same without Vito.

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EmilyBoban Nov 10, 2015

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."

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Darth777Vader
Sep 04, 2014

Don Corleone: I`m gonna make him a offer he can`t refuse

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) Michael Corleone: "Fredo... you're nothing to me now. ...You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you, or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand?" (walks away)

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Monolith
Sep 30, 2012

(Part II) (Vito returns years later to Sicily and meets Don Ciccio, the man who murdered Vito's family) Don Ciccio: "What's your name?" Vito Corleone: "My name is Vito Corleone." Don Ciccio: "Vito Corleone! Ha ha ha! You took the name of this town. And what's your father's name?" Vito Corleone: "His name was... Antonio Andolini." Don Ciccio: "Louder. I don't hear so good." Vito Corleone: "My father's name was Antonio Andolini... and this is for you!" (tears his stomach open with a knife)

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Monolith
Aug 04, 2012

Don Corleone: "...I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

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Monolith
Aug 04, 2012

Jack Woltz: "Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favor I can't grant him." Tom Hagen: "Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

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Monolith
Aug 04, 2012

(Tessio brings in Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest, delivered with a fish inside) Sonny: "What the hell is this?" Clemenza: "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."

Don Corleone: My wife is crying upstairs. I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliore of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know.

Tom Hagen: I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you.

Don Corleone: But you needed a drink first.
And now you've had your drink.

Tom Hagen: They shot Sonny on the causeway. He's dead

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DavidB
Feb 06, 2009

MICHAEL: ‘Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to this personal service contract; with a big band leader. And as his career got better and better, he wanted to get out of it. Now, Johnny is my father's godson. And my father went to see this band leader, and he offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go. But the band leader said no. So the next day, my father went to see him; only this time with Luca Brasi. And within an hour, he signed a release, for a certified check for $1,000.’ KAY: ‘How'd he do that?’ MICHAEL: ‘My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.’ KAY : ‘What was that?’ MICHAEL:‘Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains -- or his signature -- would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my family, Kay. It's not me.’

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DavidB
Feb 06, 2009

Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. And may their first child be a masculine child...

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jabey
Jun 12, 2008

Violence: People are shot at with guns.

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corydee2
Apr 01, 2008

Violence: Shooting and killing.

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