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The Godfather Part II

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I'm Smart, Not Like Everybody Says

Our discussion of “The Godfather Part II” concludes with coverage of the street parade in Little Italy that leads to Vito’s murder of the previous Don, a peculiar congressional hearing, Fredo’s ultimate betrayal, Vito’s revenge, and the widening chasm between the approaches Vito and Michael take to being the head of a crime family.

[Part two of two.]

Jason Snell with Merlin Mann, John Gruber, Moisés Chiullan and John Siracusa

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What Would Pop Do?

We take a deep dive into Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II”, which is really two movies in one. Robert De Niro stars as young Vito Corleone, who comes to America and learns how to become The Godfather. And Al Pacino stars as Michael Corleone, trying to live up to the standard set by his father in the first film. In this episode we talk about its overarching themes, the two-timeframe approach, and the first portion of the film itself, including a visit to pre-revolution Cuba and Lee Strasberg as a grumpy old man who really wants you to look at his cake.

[Part one of two.]

Jason Snell with John Gruber, John Siracusa, Moisés Chiullan and Merlin Mann