The Godfather Part III - question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by valdore, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. valdore macrumors 65816


    Jan 9, 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri. USA
    This has always bugged me - why in blue hell is Michael's daughter so in love with her own cousin!? Sounds incestuous.
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
  3. kkb macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2007
    Actually, they are blood related. The Andy Garcia character is the illegitimate son of Michael's brother Sonny, who was killed at the tollbooth in Godfather Part I.
  4. RonPrice macrumors newbie


    Jun 11, 2006
    George Town Tasmania
    A Prose-Poem In Appreciation of This Fine Film

    And Our Ordinary Ordinariness

    By some time in the late 1990s I had seen all three of the Godfather films. After I retired from FT(1999), PT(2003) and volunteer/casual teaching(2005), I wrote two prose-poems on each of the first two films in this trilogy. This prose-poem offers another personal perspective on these films, on the Mafia and on the religion, the system of thought, I have been associated with now for some six decades all juxtaposed in a strange and bewildering synchronicity which was as surprising as it was impossible to really understand, except in part and through a glass-darkly.

    The script for The Godfather Part III begins in 1979, the year I returned to Tasmania in the midst of yet another episode of bipolar disorder and more than fifteen years into my pioneering life for the Canadian Baha’i community. This last film in the trilogy begins with a brief flashback on the life and family of the chief godfather in the film, Michael Corleone, a life going back to before WW2 in the entre deux guerres years and the Sicilian connections; the film ends with the death of Michael Corleone who dies alone, an old man who has paid a high price for his sins. Some time not specified but in the late 1990s just before I retired from my work as a full-time teacher the trilogy comes to a close. The story, the history, of the Sicilian Mafia and its American, its international connections, of course, goes on1 but, for the time being, no more godfather films are planned. -Ron Price with thanks to Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 April 2008; and 1 “The Modern Mafia In Italy,” Wikipedia, 7 April 2008.

    As I watched these three godfather films
    again in this new millennium and read
    about the Mafia which had always been
    on the periphery, the far edges, of the
    knowledge that I held in my personal
    data-bank of memory for recall, I realized
    that I belonged to an organization that had
    a history more bloody than the one I had
    just witnessed and viewed for my sensory
    pleasure on a cool Tasmanian evening.

    One whose mystic fane that went back to
    a routinization of charisma and origins in
    another blood-stained story that was as
    obscure and tragic, as intensely dramatic,
    as secretive, with poems inadequate to
    the murder of so many, as full of dire
    convulsions and very real terror,
    of debauchery and shame, extremes
    of commitment, falling into history,
    anguish as incomprehensible as Auschwitz,
    so often nameless and blood-soaked bodies,
    only their image left to streak across our vision
    in this cinematic trilogy and tumble endlessly
    before history that cocky jaywalker which
    succumbs to bullets, knives and fists on our
    screen with a careless technicolour ease as
    our own lives pass by always emerging in
    their unscripted, flawed, plausible celluloid
    safety and their immensely ordinary ordinariness.

    Ron Price
    7 April 2008
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
    yeah its strange. Was it in the books that way?
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    No, only the first film and parts of the second (the parts with the young Vito Corleone) are based on Mario Puzo's novel.

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