What's the Difference between The Godfather the Book and The Godfather the Movie?


The Godfather

Released: 1969
Author: Mario Puzo

The Godfather

Released: 1972
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
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Don Vito Corleone
Don Vito Corleone
Portrayed by: Marlon Brando
Michael Corleone
Michael Corleone
Portrayed by: Al Pacino
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   Jack Woltz's is a pedophile. This isn't mentioned.
   Don Corleone survives a previous assassination attempt and Al Capone sends triggermen from Chicago in an unsuccessful attempt to aid a rival gang. None of this is mentioned.
   Vito Corleone's earlier life, including the circumstances of his emigration to America, his early family life, his murder of Don Fanucci, and his rise in importance in the Mafia are all discussed in flashbacks. This was not shown, but is the basis for much of The Godfather II.
   Don Corleone is indifferent to Michael's heroism in the war. Clemenza tells Michael "we was all proud of you being a war hero. Your father too."
   Sonny's affair with Lucy Mancini is based on their own biological endowments. He has an unusually large penis, which most women cannot handle. She has an unusually large vagina, and only Sonny can satisfy her. This is not mentioned.
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The fabulous scene where Luca brazzi sits subbisively to give his wedding blessings to Don corleone about a masculine son, I could not find in the unabridged version. .. Nor could I find the famous line in jersey after the whack Paulie . For giving up the Don , by calling in sick the day he gets shot. And Ckenenza walks away and says take the canoliis,... Leave the gun.
25 Sep 2016 Anonymous

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