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B. Who is your favorite character? Why? When it comes to my favorite character, I would say Tom without doubts. Tom is born in a bad family and is adopted by Vito after his parents died. He is really hard and aggressive. After graduates from law school, he starts to be a consultant and lawyer in the Corleone family. Although it seems that he is the most clever among the brothers and sister, he is never considered to be the successor of the Corleone family. There is a scene that makes me impressed is when Michael becomes the head of the Corleone family, he announces that Tom is no longer a consultant and lawyer in the family because Tom isn’t suitable to be a wartime consultant. It is really sad that Tom isn’t regarded as a family member and Michael just makes up an excuse to remove Tom. C. What’s your favorite scene? Why? My favorite scene would be the second half of the movie, the old and weak Vito plays happily with his grandson in the tomato garden. It also makes me recall my grandparents playing hide and see with me in the park when I was little. Vito has orange in his mouth and he looks like a zombie so his grandson is scared. There is an orange symbol in the movie—orange means that death may soon occur. Therefore, he dies of a heart attack subsequently. D. What did you like about the movie? First, it is surprising to me that the plot is full of twists and turns. Secondly, I appreciate that the director arranges many details and we can know the characters through observation not narration. In addition, some scenes are there strictly for their aesthetic. It sets the bar for film storytelling, even today. It is worthy that you watch it again at different ages. E. What didn’t you like about the movie? I am of the opinion that the godfather is a fast-paced movie. Like after Michael kills the police captain and Sollozzo, he escapes to Sicilia. Then the plot directly moves to he loves his first wife at first sight and soon he marries her. I am confused that why there is no mention of the part that he lives in Sicilia for many years. G. Would you recommend this movie to others? Why or why not? I would absolutely recommend this movie to others. There are countless movies on mafia and gangs in Hollywood. The Godfather is one of the movies that opens the innovative idea and impacts many movies.