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One Of The Greatest Scenes From The Godfather

Posted on | August 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

So I was watching one of my favorite movies last night, Scarface, for the 1000th time, and today I was thinking of my favorite movies.  You know the ones that come on TV and you can’t turn them off no matter how many times you’ve seen them.  Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption, Casino, Scarface, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, History of the World Part I and of course Godfather I and IIThe Godfather must be on 100 times a year on AMC, TNT and other channels, and I watch it every time.  I am fascinated with the story of the Corleone Family business.  Here’s the turning point in the movie, when Michael makes his first hit on Solozzo and the crooked cop, McClusky.  It’s when he goes from a college kid to the next Don.  This could be the greatest movie scene of all time – the nervousness of Michael, the train in the backround, it was brilliant.  Enjoy!


  • Ever notice how the camera tracks people in Godfather? It always follows the most powerful person in the room. There is a great scene, I forget if it is in 1 or 2, where Michael finally assumes the top position. Brando stands up and for the first time the camera doesnt follow him…

    If you’ve never watched the movie knowing this, watch it again. Makes you appreciate Coppola and the movie that much more.

  • ron

    Maybe this scene? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGidH6HwbTE&feature=related

    That’s the beauty of the Godfather. I learn something new every time I watch it!