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This paper describes the way in which Don Vito Corleone is played in "The Godfather". It describes how Francis F. Coppola portrays his character perfectly and the way in which the audience is immediately attracted to Vito Corleone because he possesses this immense and far-reaching power in his hands.
From the Paper:"My father [Vito Corleone] made him an offer he couldn't refuse. 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." -Michael to his girlfriend Kay about his father, Don Vito The Godfather (1972) is one of the most significant works in Italian-American film. The film is saturated with images of family, honor, obligation, violence, loyalty, and many other forms of imagery. Many interesting and complex characters are presented by Coppola in the film. The majority of these characters are introduced in the first scene of The Godfather at the wedding party. Time and time again, the individual with the most presence is Don Vito Corleone, the Godfather. His manner, his speech, and his personality all immediately capture the audience."
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