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  • Acheron
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    I heard that was the synopsis of thje Tim Adler book " Hollywood and the Mob, The Godfather" but I didn't yet get around to read it myself.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Originally posted by Acheron View Post
    I heard the Godfather books and movies were rather inaccurate in their depiction of the mafia, that the later were low-class thugs, though some starting to imitate the example of The Godfather later.
    Puzo has limited credibility, but also borrowed heavily from established Mafia lore and history.

    I've spent considerable effort on studying Criminal History, and I think that the portrayal was fair.

    In fact, there are a few "low-class thugs" in the films. But the story is centered on figures at the tippy-tippy-tippy-top of OC, and you can't get there and stay there with "low-class" thuggery.

    Take a look at the Mafia in 1955. Do you think they needed a movie that hadn't been made yet to tell them how to work, drink, or dress?

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  • Acheron
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    I heard the Godfather books and movies were rather inaccurate in their depiction of the mafia, that the later were low-class thugs, though some starting to imitate the example of The Godfather later.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    What can the Godfather teach us?

    Never get in debt to Italians.
    And never do business with a US Senator - they lie.

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  • Mountain Man
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    What can the Godfather teach us?

    Never get in debt to Italians.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    What would be the reactions of some of the characters in The Godfather to the Occupy Wall Street movement?

    I think Al Neri would put on his old policeman's uniform and wade right in with his night stick - he would be particularly hard on "Italian-looking" protesters.
    You forget the Mafia control of the Unions.

    They would probably come through with the Steamfitters and brawl the SEIU.

    The protesters would all run like it was 9/11 once the real fighting kicked-in.

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  • lakechampainer
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    ows: What would Godfather characters think?

    What would be the reactions of some of the characters in The Godfather to the Occupy Wall Street movement?

    I think Al Neri would put on his old policeman's uniform and wade right in with his night stick - he would be particularly hard on "Italian-looking" protesters.

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  • lakechampainer
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    When meeting a fellow man of honor in a public place, you should have a security sweep done, even if you arranged it as a secret meeting - don't forget your opponent has intelligence and operational resources of his own - otherwise you might end up with a bullet through your head.

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  • lakechampainer
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    When you come back from a few days away with your newest boyfriend, you should see your kids first and THEN wait in line to see your brother, like everyone else.

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  • lakechampainer
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    A husband and wife to-be should discuss their plans for the wedding gift money prior to the wedding night.

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  • Rojik
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    Always carry correct change at a toll booth.

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  • MonsterZero
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    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    What can The Godfather Books and Movies teach us: about war, about relationships, about business, about life in general?
    Lakechampainer, if I send you a private message with a heading: "I'd like to make you an offer you can't refuse"-you better log-in and reply quickly! That's one of the lessons of Godfather.

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  • rebpreacher
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    Especially those who watch C-Span and C-Span2 alot. I just wish Dish Network had C-Span 3. But hey its cheaper than Directv


    Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
    A lesson for our non-American members: Any televised Congressional or Senatorial hearings are bound to be a farce, they are not in any way what they appear to be - as when Michael and Frankie Five Angels testify before a Senate Committee.

    Of course, any American knows this from a young age.

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  • lakechampainer
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    When you conspire with other international elites to increase your wealth on the backs of the masses, you should make sure that the masses are not going to revolt, messing up the whole plan.


    Case in point, in the Godfather II, when Michael saw the rebel blow himself up rather than be taken alive: Michael realized investing in Cuban Casinos with Hyman Roth et. al. was not a good investment.

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  • lakechampainer
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    A lesson for our non-American members: Any televised Congressional or Senatorial hearings are bound to be a farce, they are not in any way what they appear to be - as when Michael and Frankie Five Angels testify before a Senate Committee.

    Of course, any American knows this from a young age.

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