Line(s) of the Day #TheGodfatherII

The Godfather 2

There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in the masterpiece that is The Godfather II (1974). Among its many accolades, it was the first sequel to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.


15 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheGodfatherII

  1. Also the first movie to have a character from two different movies (Vito Corleone) win Oscars for two different actors (Brando and De Niro). This also leads to the movie “The Score”, which is the only time you’ve had two actors who’ve won an Oscar for playing the same character in different movies have appeared on screen together.

      • They cut out from the second movie a couple of scenes where you discover that Tom was having an affair with Lucy, Sonny’s girlfriend. That’s why Micheal made the comment about “your mistress”; he knew that Tom was fooling around with Lucy after Sonny’s death. They also cut out all the stuff about Micheal needing corrective surgery for his face because they didn’t want to go into explaining that he knew about the surgeon due to the work he did to fix Lucy’s . . . problem. Which was probably for the best. 🙂

      • You really know your stuff. I read the book after I saw the films and remember thinking it wasn’t a surprise they cut out Lucy’s problem. I had forgotten about Tom. Was that just because of time issues?

      • I think it was one of those things that when the started testing the scenes, it took away from the film. The things with the GF P2 is that there wasn’t anything in the movie that didn’t belong in the movie: it was a lean tale. Tom having a mistress wouldn’t have done a thing to move the story along. At least by *not* showing it, they set up that Sonny had a child by Lucy and used that in GF P3

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