A Summary and Review of The Godfather: Part II

A Summary and Review of The Godfather: Part II

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  1. The Godfather Part II is a sequel to the perennial classic The Godfather, and was made at a time
    where most sequels were looked down upon and even the first film’s writer and director Francis
    Ford Coppola felt the first film was a complete work unto itself. However, Paramount wanted a
    sequel due to the film’s success, and Coppola agreed to a dual storyline for the film’s sequel. It
    would involve Michael Corleone moving the family business to Las Vegas, and the story of Vito
    Corleone’s arrival and establishment in America.

     This film has the rare distinction of being one of the few sequels to win Academy Awards. Francis
    Ford Coppola won Best Picture and Best Director for this film, and was also nominated in the Best
    Picture category for his film The Conversation. In addition, he and Mario Puzo (the author who
    wrote the novel on which the first film is based) won Best Adapted Screenplay. Along with a win
    for Best Supporting Actor for Robert DeNiro and a BAFTA Award for Al Pacino. This film also
    starred Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.

     Much like the original film, Paramount has no plans remake it whatsoever. Such classics on par
    with The Godfather are never remade in fear that an update will tarnish the legacy of the
    original. So as a result, it is even more rare to do a remake of a sequel to such a classic. Both
    films are definitely classics and should never be tinkered with for a so called ”modern audience”. It should remain a classic for film enthusiasts to enjoy for years to come.

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