The Godfather

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There's no denying that Marlon Brando is one of the greatest actors who ever lived. His raspy voice
in this movie is simply fantastic.
Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando),
is one of the five chiefs of the
Sicilian Maffia in New York.
On the day of his sister's wedding, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) comes
to  the party with his girlfriend Kay.

The Godfather

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Don Corleone

beginner
intermediate

Someday, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.

GLOSSARY:
call upon:
to pay a brief visit to (hacer una visita corta); gift = present (obsequio, regalo); wedding day: the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed (fiesta de bodas).

 

Michael Corleone

beginner
intermediate

Fredo, you're my older brother ... and I love you ... but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again ... Ever.

GLOSSARY:
take sides with someone:
to defend, to be on the same side with somebody (ponerse de parte de alguien); ever = never (nunca, jamás).

 

Sollozzo

beginner

I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman. Blood is a big expense.

GLOSSARY:
violence = aggression
(violencia); blood is a big expense: to kill you have to spend much money (asesinar implica un gasto enorme).

 

Michael and Kay 

beginner
intermediate

MICHAEL:

My father's no different than any other powerful man. Any man who's responsible for other people, like a Senator, or a President.

KAY:

Do you know how naive you sound?

MICHAEL:

Why?

KAY:

Senators and Presidents don't have men killed.

MICHAEL:

Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

GLOSSARY:
powerful:
having great influence (poderoso); senator: legislator (senador); naive: inexperienced (ingenuo, sin experiencia); don't have men killed = don't order to kill men (no ordenan matar hombres).

 

Don Corleone

beginner

I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them as you can see. They talk when they should listen.

GLOSSARY:
weakness:
lacking physical or mental strength (debilidad); spoil: treat with excessive indulgence (malcriar).

 

Don Corleone

intermediate
advanced

But I'm a superstitious man. And if some unlucky accident should befall him ... if he should get shot in the head by a police officer, or if he should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck by a bolt of lightning, then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room. And that I do not forgive. But that aside, let me say that I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today.

GLOSSARY:
superstitious:
having irrational fear of what is unknown (supersticioso); befall = happen (suceder, ocurrir); if he should get shot = if anyone shot at him (si alguien le disparara un tiro); hang himself: commit suicide by hanging himself (ahorcarse); jail cell = prison cell (celda de la prisión); bolt of lightning: thunderbolt (rayo); blame = lay the blame on (echar la culpa); forgive/forgave/forgiven/forgiving: absolve (perdonar); swear/swore/sworn/swearing: declare solemnly (jurar); soul: the immaterial part of a person (alma); the one to break = the one who breaks (quien quiebre); peace =/= war (paz =/= guerra).

Film info

 

Summary

A Maffia family, facing changing times, refuses to enter the drug business, activating a bloody war and eventually agitating the family to its core organization.

Starring

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Richard S. Castellano, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire.

Director

Francis Ford Coppola - Produced in 1972

 

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