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1- conversation between Michael & Fredo in the boathouse of how Fredo is an epic failure.

2- Fredo’s death- ’bout time.

3- when Michael tells Tom Hagen he doesn’t want to wipe everyone out, just his enemies & tells him that history has taught us that you can have anyone killed.

4- when Michael tells Fredo- i know it was you, etc.

5- when Michael shuts the door in Kay’s face, as she is wrapping up her visit w/their kids šŸ™‚

6- When a young Vito (& hot-looking DeNiro) & a young Clemenza, steal a rug.

7- When young Don Vito talks to a slum lord about letting an old widowed woman stay, dog included- lol…

8- the flashback sequence at end of film; most of the family is at table awaiting Don Vito so they can celebrate his birthday

9- when Michael sees Connie during his son’s First Communion party- lol

10- the way young Vito interacts with Young Mama Corleone- it’s so sweet & their scenes are brief but it’s quite the contrast to Kay & Michael’s relationship…

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In honor of the 40th Anniversary of The Godfather & AMC’s week-long showing of the saga, I thought I’d create a list of my top ten faves from films- in no particular order!

1- theĀ horse headĀ scene; it varies from the book, in which i believe the head is placed on one of the four posts of the bed.

2- Michael shooting the police captain & sollozzo in restaurant- i use to have poster of this šŸ˜‰

3- Don Vito telling Fontane to, “act like a man”…

4- “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

5- When Sonny gets a package that means: Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. (is dead)

6- When Luca Brasi is practicing his “speech” for Don Vito/When he finally offers his devotion to the Don & his wishes that his daughter have a masculine child. – i like to tell newly married friends this šŸ™‚

7- the conversation Michael has with his father in which his father expresses how he never wanted the mob life for Michael.

8- when Michael sees/first meets Apollonia (inĀ Sicily)

9- when Michael tells Kay that Connie is hysterical, in response to him having her abusive asshat husband killed.

10- the scenes in which the heads of the five families are killed, Carlo- Connie’s husband and others are killed.

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Currently I’m watching one of my favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail. For me it’s one of those movies that are like warm cookies and milk on a cold day- it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and typically I don’t like romantic comedies.Ā One of my favorite parts are when the two main characters talk about the idea of bouquets of sharpened pencils b/c it’s fall and it brings about the feel to buy school supplies. I totally get this notion; I always get excited around the start of fall but then I get all mopey when I remind myself that I have no need for such items given that I am no longer a student- not even a weary but zazzy college student, le sigh.

Oddly enough the film also reminds me of one of my favorite people. He’s interestingly enough, much like the character Tom Hanks plays- smart, all about business, and in your face but in a friendly way.? That part always trips me out! lol. He’s also though, one of my most prized possessions, only in the sense that he is Worth so much. He’s someone that would be fun to make a holiday meal with and it’d be cool to see how it turned out. Then again I could be looking for an excuse to bake a lot of sweet treats this holiday season šŸ˜‰

This movie gives me the inclination to do is run out and roam a bookstore, curl up in my bed and write, and to sip on a yummy coffee- a pumpkin spice latte comes to mind. It also gives me a kick in the butt to write down books to read, and to buy when I go to a book store. Though I studied literature, there are many through my years of study that I have not read. Many are the classics and/or usual suspects that most high school folk must read. If anyone would like to help get me going on my list I welcome the suggestions šŸ™‚

Now I must go back to the start of my post in which I talk about theĀ charactersĀ of the film and their want to purchase school supplies in the fall. Now despite the fact I live in Texas and that takes away from it being cold or even cool enough to fully put me in fall/school supply mood, I would love it if someone were to take that idea of school supply shopping and bouquet of sharpened pencils, and applied it to say Christmas, Valentine’s Day or my birthday. I wouldĀ absolutelyĀ LOVE IT if someone I knew put together an academic gift pack; my suggestions would be as follows: anything Shakespeare oriented- minus things likeĀ bobble headsĀ (they irk me for some reason); copies of books- classics I have yet to own; ink for my fountain pen, wax to seal my letters, sassy paper to write letters, unique (w/reg. to ink orĀ appearance) pens or pencils, neat bookmarks, book repair kit, a really old edition of a book I adore, bookends, and the list goes on from there, lol. Ā  Ā 

I think what it also boils down to is that the film is a holiday movie for me, given it takes place during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Other movies that give me that holiday feel are: Scent of a Woman, Trading Places, A Christmas Story, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Godfather. These films just give me this snuggle up in blanket and enjoy theĀ crisp good vibesĀ of the season- yeah I’m a sucker for twinkling lights, bright shiny things, and warm goodies cooking in the kitchen as well (hopefully they’re done so successfully and with love). I like that the romance takes place around this and that it takes place while the two characters are fighting one another on the business front; love is everywhere I suppose though at present I’m not so prone to readily admit that or fully embrace that as I once did so many moons ago. I’m still ripe from a break up. It’s why I have fully embraced word press and taken it on as a project and goal for myself to write online each day and complete poems for an October writing project centered aroundĀ the month of October and each day leading up to Halloween.Ā Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā  Ā 

In any case, I hope romance with the upcoming holiday season, with a loved one, or a feeling you get during that time or a combination of these few favorite things finds you; and if it does send some to others in need of being a lone read, standing sassy amongst the angst within. Don’t let them be counted amongst the many (it seems), that have lost their ch’i Ā šŸ™‚ Ā  Ā 

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