Roslyn Film Society Close Analysis #1: The Godfather’s Baptism

Carefully watch the following scene from The Godfather and think about the questions below the scene.

 

Consider the irony of this scene.  Your should consider the elements of film in the same way that an analysis of literature references the elements of language.  Specifically, consider the cuts, the cut rate, the music, the acting, the camera movement, & the camera angles.  In addition, you might consider the mood, the tone, the theme, & the symbolism present in the scene.

We’ll open our next meeting with a discussion of this scene.