Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Godfather Blogging

Can anyone explain to me why oranges are harbingers of death in "The Godfather"?

-- Vito is gunned down after buying an orange from a street vendor.
-- Vito uses the orange peel to make fake teeth just before he dies.
-- Don Fanucci takes an orange from a vendor just before Vito shoots him.

Can anyone come up with more instances?

What's up with that?

3 comments:

3rd Way said...

According to IMDB: "The presence of oranges in the Godfather trilogy indicates that a death-related event will soon occur (even though production designer Dean Tavoularis claimed the oranges were simply used to brighten up the darkly shot film)."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/trivia

a comprehensive orange list:

http://www.jgeoff.com/godfather/oranges.html

Jb said...

This is the single most helpful comment ever left on a blog. Ever.

Many thanks!

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