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Proverbs with a twist,
This review is from: Messages from The Godfather (Paperback)This little gem contains 60 pertinent messages/proverbs for life ("Blood is thicker than water", "To succeed in business, you must run a tight ship"). What sets this apart is that we're learning these messages from the film classic THE GODFATHER.
The authors succinctly and accurately present and interpret sixty scenes from the movie (for instance, after Don Vito is shot, Michael tells the others that he is willing to kill Sollozzo and McCluskey); they provide a short interpretation (the Corleone's can eliminate two enemies at once); we learn the message ("You must take the shot when the target is in sight"); and, we're treated to an appropriate Italian proverb, also translated into English ("To catch two pigeons with one bean").
While we have heard most of these proverbs before, the GODFATHER connection gives them a whole new perspective. An appropriate stocking stuffer for any fan of Coppola's classic!
From the Introduction: "Not everyone will agree with the interpretations, but that is half the fun. Debating the message, both literally and figuratively, is just as enjoyable as watching the film. What is intended here is a reference book that captures everyone's favorite moment in the film. And perhaps even make you think about why that scene, or message, holds special meaning to you."