Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" Essay by The Research Group

Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather"
This paper analyzes the editing of one scene in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather".
# 71671 | 690 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This essay examines the way that the story arc of the Hollywood episode is conveyed via editing. The author illustrates the use of continuity of shots. The paper describes the relationship between shots and setting.

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"In "The Godfather", one of the main lines of narrative has to do with the fact that the Corleone family always returns insult for insult except that the returned insult is always at a higher level than the enemy's first action. That clarifies the lengths to which ..."

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