The Godfather Part 1, Killing Sollozzo Scene Analysis

by John Holser

In this video essay, John Holser walks us through a scene analysis of Sollozzo’s death in The Godfather, illustrating that the effectiveness of the scene stems from a combination of Al Pacino’s incredible performance and Francis Ford Coppola’s brilliant setup work. By the time this scene plays out, the audience is fully invested in Michael’s problem.



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