Monday, February 15, 2010

The Godfather Part II (1974)

This is a noteworthy movie. Vito Corleone escaped from Sicily, Italy, when he was a young boy after his family was decimated by a rival mafia. He moved to New York’s Lower East Side and became a successful businessman. Now his son Michael (Al Pacino) is the new head of the family and he moves them to Nevada to make a profit with casinos. Over time his leadership style because increasingly paranoid and malevolent and he kicks his wife out.

The film won six Academy Awards and was the first sequel to win for Best Picture. The film was shot in Technicolor. The Cuba scenes were actually filmed in the Dominican Republic. The Lake Tahoe house belonged to industrialist Henry Kaiser.

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