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Michael Appler

New York, NY
Journalist — Freelance

Journalist, student, musician.

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The baptism/murder montage has to be one of the most tense/moving/suspenseful sequences in all of movie history. Master directing/cinematography. #ENGL3650 #MiseEnScene
Willis' legendary push-in on Michael's face over Sollozza's shoulder as he contemplates killing Sollozza/McCluskey, coupled with Pacino's acting, is a masterclass in great moviemaking. #ENGL3650 #MiseEnScene
In famous restaurant scene, Coppola places camera/audience on bathroom side of table. As Michael goes in to find gun, shots are of Sollozza/McCluskey anxiously looking towards to the camera, toward the bathroom. Heightens anxiety/tension of scene. #ENGL3650 #MiseEnScene
In scene where Michael practices with gun w/ Clamenza in basement, Coppola places image of Pope on shelf in background, framed directly between the two men. For Michael/Clamenza, carrying out war is a matter of duty, honor, right. #ENGL3650 #MiseEnScene
Scene where Gatto is killed in Jersey Meadowlands: statue of liberty looms in background over marsh. Coppola suggests: for some Italian Americans, what was the price of a new life in the US? How did the mob create/destroy possibilities for new immigrants? #ENGL3650 #MiseEnScene
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