The Godfather — How to Direct Power (Director’s Playbook)

The Godfather analysis in this video essay focuses on how director Francis Ford Coppola used blocking and staging to visually capture the power dynamics within the Corleone family. Specifically, how Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) takes his first steps towards inserting himself in the family business…and his first steps towards becoming The Godfather.

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Blocking & Staging


Directing


Ethics & Morality


Family & Relationships


Theme


Gangster & Mob


Francis Ford Coppola


The Godfather Trilogy