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The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

17 May

Godfather II: A deal Coppola couldn’t refuse” by John Hess is one of the few essays available online that talks only about the second Godfather film. Most essays are like “Papa…I’m With You Now: Coppola’s The Godfather Films As Literature,” which deals with the first film as well.

While The Godfather Part II is obviously a continuation of the first film, as expected from a sequel, what makes the two films so interesting when watched together is how different they are in terms of structure and scale. This difference becomes obvious when you try to describe the respective stories told by the two films: not only does the sequel feature two parallel storylines, it also has a far broader historical scope.

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