The Godfather Part 1, Killing Sollozzo Scene Analysis

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.



John Holser

Videos: 1

Al Pacino

Best Picture 1970's

Scene Analysis

Gangster & Mob

Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather Trilogy