Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Wedding Scene

Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Wedding Scene

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In this episode, mob historian and history buff Jacob Stoops delves into the Wedding Scene from the Godfather.   

In this scene, which is one of the most important scenes of the movie, you're introduced to the Corleone family at large. He dives into the stories of the iconic characters, the actors, and even real life mafiosi including:  

  • Sonny Corleone (James Caan)
  • Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)
  • Fredo Corleone (John Cazale)
  • Peter Clemenza (Richard Castellano)
  • Salvatore Tessio (Abe Vigoda)
  • Johnny Fontane (Al Martino)
  • Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall)
  • Carmela Corleone (Morgana King)
  • Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)
  • Connie Corleone (Talia Shire)
  • Carlo Rizzi (Gianni Russo)
  • Paulie Gatto (Johnny Martino)
  • Don Emilio Barzini (Richard Conte)
  • Frank Anthony Vallelonga Sr. (aka "Tony Lip")  

Please check out the video review of The Opening Scene: https://youtu.be/oBkPJoiBEJI  

The focus will be on providing his opinion, tidbits of information from the books the movies are often based on, as well as some behind-the-scenes information that serves to help viewers explore, contextualize, and clarify stories related to the most famous historical movies. The overarching goal is not only to entertain but to educate and inform.  

As with all episodes of this podcast, his views are his own. The production of this content is a labor of love, and is a means of expressing passion for history as well as cinema and pop culture. Courteous viewer feedback is always welcomed.  

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