Part II is as great as the original in my opinion and I’m shocked John Cazale didn’t receive an Oscar nomination. At Batista's New Year's Eve party, at the stroke of midnight, Michael grasps Fredo tightly by the head and kisses him, telling him: "I know it was you Fredo; you broke my heart." 1901-1922 & 1958-1960

Even though it won six of them I feel like it should have gotten more. Later on, during the neighborhood festival, Vito follows him to his apartment where he shoots him using the sound of fireworks to conceal the crime. After Michael beats the Senate investigation, Kay (Diane Keaton) tries to leave him. He loses his job, however, when Don Fanucci (Gastone Moschin), a local mob boss, orders Vito’s employer to give his job to the Don’s nephew.

I will get to it, but I don’t know when…. Ah well. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox.

resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Yeah. United States Kay tries to leave Michael and take their children with her, and Michael will not allow it. Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel, the film is in part both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, presenting two parallel dramas. Not affiliated with Harvard College. Leaves one to wonder what would his father say were he alive? Michael, of course, is furious. Rather than confront him, Michael continues with his ventures with Roth, pretending that he doesn’t suspect a thing. Francis Ford Coppola Gray Frederickson Fred Roos When rebels attack and Batista announces his resignation, the guests flee. In the years since its release the film has gained the reputation of being the rare sequel that equals or perhaps surpasses the original. While they argue over the announcement, they hear Don Vito arrive. Vito finds his way by ship to New York City, and at Ellis Island an immigration agent chooses Vito's hometown of Corleone as his surname, and he is registered as "Vito Corleone".

When Michael won’t let her, she reveals that her recent miscarriage was actually an abortion. You’re right, its tough to understand how Pacino didnt win an Oscar here. Immediately afterward, during the neighborhood festa, Vito murders Fanucci in the hallway outside his apartment and then rejoins his wife and children on the stoops outside his apartment building where Vito tells the infant Michael that his father loves him very much. Vito's mother then takes Ciccio hostage at knifepoint, allowing her son to escape, and Ciccio's men kill her. I won’t give everything away because half of the impact is the surprise of it, but the main reason I love this scene so much is because I can completely identify with Kay here. The move to Nevada went smoothly and Michael Corleone controls several hotels and casinos in the state. Santino responds with his usual fire and brimstone, Tom is completely doubtful of what he hears, and Fredo is the lone supportive voice in the cacophony. 0071562. Michael assures Fredo that he has already made his move, and that "Hyman Roth will never see the New Year.". ( Log Out /  After Fredo confesses, Michael promptly disowns him. [11] Later in 2009, Total Film issued "The 150 Greatest Performances of All Time", ranking Pacino's performance at #4.[12]. [3] It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993.[4]. The Godfather: Part II juxtaposes two stories: that of Michael Corleone (played, as in The Godfather, by Al Pacino) in the years after he becomes head of the Corleone family business and that of his father, Vito Corleone, as a young man (portrayed by Robert De Niro). Not a brother, not a friend, nothing", and privately instructs soldier and button man Al Neri (Richard Bright) that nothing is to happen to Fredo while their mother is still alive. The Godfather Part II did not surpass the original commercially, but it was very successful nonetheless, with a $193 million gross on a $13 million budget. SOLARIS Followed by Taglines

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