his weakness as portrayed in him slouching in that chair and not being able to sit up while Michael hovers above him is brilliant...i don't know if this was intentional or accidental but either way, it's great visual..
The interesting part about Fred was he was the underboss. He was just a step away from being Don. If he played it right, he could be like Uncle Junior from the Sopranos. Bide his time, be loyal, do a good job with the businesses he was over, and probably ended up Don later in life. He was viewed as sort of a gopher, but in the family business he was actually equivalent to a VP. His betrayal was tied to his sense of inadequacy and filling stepped over by his father. He couldn’t see past his emotions which led to his betrayal.
They always talk about family being ‘everything’ in mob movies, and you really see it in Part 2. After Mike has his brother killed, he completely loses his humanity. Hell, he even looks like Lucifer himself in the final shot where he’s sitting alone in the garden. It’s a shame that Hollywood went the way it did. Films like this were akin to works of Shakespeare or Dickens.
I never understood why Michael has to keep his family in the mob rackets after moving to Reno and buying Moe green's casino.The whole idea in "going legit" was to get away from the life-looks like he was in too deep.
Throughout the Godfather films, everyone never gives Fredo any respect, not even the audience. But in this scene, Fredo shows his true character and his true passion, which earns him the audience's respect. Fredo wasn't as cutthroat like the rest of the Corleone family, he just naturally was not cut out for the mob. Due to this, he was singled out and walked over for being too meek. Fredo was a victim to his own personality, and the audience recognises hat through this scene. Very good piece of cinema.
"That's the way Pap wanted it" look at the ruthlessness in saying it like to chilling him down poor Fredo he's freeing himself out but he's younger brother tying to keep him quiet, maybe it's the way Vito wanted but have some respect I don't think Vito would have done that to his brother, Vito liked Mike b'cause he reminded him of him and well Fredo is not that good but respect your older brother
in this performance I hate fredo so much ...but
that was a perfect acting
because he made you to believe that he is weak and Asshole. .....unfortunately we didn't enjoy more of his performances. ..RIP Cazale
I can't help but think how Sonny would feel about Michael killing Fredo. And maybe more importantly, his father. We can rationalize and try to justify Michael's killing of Fredo all we want, but in the end it just made him more isolated, alone, and detached.
Vito said it , sonny was the one who he knew would face this life but was such a hot head . Fredo the Don just says Fredo and makes thst face like u know he's slow he didn't want michael to have that life that's why he pushed him to college and wanted him to be a power player a senator or governor which Micheal had the brains and drive to be . I'm sure as a dad he wanted none of his kids to do what he had to do plus no way was sonny not going to be the next Don. and he said it sonny would be a bad don. I'm thinking tom hagen is the one he wanted to be in charge. Connie ironically became the most cunning and deadly. but a woman would bever be esp in an Italian family back then anything more than a wife and mom. tjats why I kinda love Connie and her attitude towards michael . if a man she would have been a great Don
Anyone notice the cold breath coming out of Michaels mouth once he started denouncing Fredo? It doesn't take place at any point in the scene before that. It is symbolic of the cold words he was saying.
At this point, betrayal lead to Mike's dad to be nearly murdered, his brother being murdered, and his first wife was blown up. Not to mention Tesio. The thought of his brother's betrayal causing him and his 2nd wife being nearly killed was appalling. Fredo deserved the one way boat ride.
This was a good movie , but ... both Michael and the don before him made very juvenile mistakes , mistakes I saw too easily. For example , sending one of their trusted men to act like he didn’t want to work for the don right after they turned down a deal to get involved in the drug business. And michael’s biggest mistake... killing his brother. No matter what... no matter how much you hate your family , you can’t kill them or it will haunt you forever probably. And that’s exactly what happened.
Can't believe this, but I am exactly like this with my oldest brother. He lied to me and my mother to try and rip me off after my father passed away. Told me right to my face I never gave anything to the family, never helped in anyway. After all the years my father sold farm land to get HIM out of jail, to pay for lawyers, to buy him a small business, all the while he spent his money and time on women and booze and other stuff I can't get into, while I was away on my own in another country trying to save money and put myself through university while my father was dying thousands of miles away and I could only visit when I could save the money to. And now, after 3 years we no longer speak to each other and I will never see him again like the brother he once was to me. And the irony is I too am named Michael and the youngest of 3 brothers. This hits too close to home.
the excessive relaxation of Fredo who abandons himself so much as to be one with the chair, seems to bring with him the awareness of not possessing the fate of his life anymore in his hands, so it appears in all its transparency and fragility, a fragility that a mafia boss can not afford to tolerate,not after that precedent! not in that environment!
I just realized now that this scene mirrors the one in the first Godfather where Michael confronts Carlo. It's chilling how Michael asks for the one question he doesn't know the answer to, and when he gets it, the other man's fate is sealed. Family connections don't matter. Although Carlo wasn't blood, by marriage he was family. And just as Michael waited after his father died to unleash his killing spree in the first one. He waits after his mother dies for the second. Wow--Francis!
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