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One of the most famous films of the gangster genre is The godfather made in about 19701 and released in 1972 Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo its a tale of Mafia life in America during the 1940s and 50s Vito Corleone Marlon Brando is the family patriarch balancing a love of his family with an ambitious criminal instinct At the wedding of the dons daughter Connie Talia Shire youngest son Michael Al Pacino a decorated war veteran is reunited with his family After an assassination attempt leaves the Godfather too ill to run the family business sons Michael and Sonny James Caan with the help Tom Hagen Robert Duvall lead the Corleones into a vendetta-filled war with the other mob families Violent revenge ensues as the family tries to change from its old criminal ways into legitimacy The movie opens with the line I believe in America as The Godfather is an American story That line is spoken by an undertaker who has come to ask The Godfather Don Corleone Brando to murder the two men who brutally beat his daughter He has come on the wedding day of the Godfathers daughter Connie because he knows that no Sicilian can refuse any request on his daughters wedding day This is a key feature throughout the film the film is very family orientated and so at the initial wedding scene there is lots of singing dancing and a very stereotypical Italian party but while the party takes place business is also fitted in around things while the godfather accepts requests from party guests and things get dealt with eg the man taking photographs and the man putting tickets on the car outside the party The initial wedding scene sets the perfect opportunity for Coppola to not only introduce all of the main characters but also to give the audience an idea of how these people relate to each
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