LLCU 214 Lecture 3: Week 3 (got A+ in course)

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures
LLCU 214
Donato Santeramo

Week 3 Lecture Notes: Fascination Answer: Nostalgia o A word that comes from Greek o Godfather part 3 starts with letter to kids Anthony and Mary Michael Corleone is becoming respectable through charities o They try to reintroduce and reglamour the past making an imaginary reality (this is the concept of nostalgia o The Godfather Book written by Mario Puzo It communicated that the men were men of honor, respect, cared about the happiness of their communities Classic Gangster Cinema 1927 = time of prohibition Various reasons for why films concentrated on Italians o Many Italians immigrated to US during the time o Italians were often blamed for stuff they do or create Ex. They were blamed for connection with Black Hand o The bias is cultural and visual (the way the people look) Little Caesar o THE BACKGROUND OF THIS MOVIE AND OTHER MOVIE WAS THE PROHIBITION o This movie shaped the way a mobster looked like o After this movie, it instilled the idea of how a mobster talked, looked and acted o Starts of with a quote from Matthew o In the opening scenes, they kill somebody and have dinner o There is no remorse after killing someone just order spaghetti and coffee (ethical) o The way Rico speaks is broken Italian which defines him ethically o The actor was short and had a certain skin complexion profiles him as Italian o The way Rico walked and talked sculpted the persona of Mobster Scarface o Chicago in roaring 20s was a unique place o Al Capone: he was not very smart He was a bootlegger; provided booze But he was never considered a criminal but rather a public servant o Valentine Massacre Capone gang vs. Irish gang for control of Chicago o Corruption became the weaponstrategy to succeed Al Capone o Called Scarface because he was slashed by a guy at a club o Torrio appointed Capone as his right hand Capone took over o He got sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion, got out early but died at 48 o He had a brother who was a police officer
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