telling minor stories to avoid a major one


The Godfather vs. Arrested Development by Barbecue Bros
July 11, 2007, 2:50 pm
Filed under: movies, tv

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Not another mash-up, but rather a comparison between the key characters in both the movie franchise and the short-lived but genius tv show. If AD didn’t model its family after The Godfather (which I hadn’t heard before and am not aware of a connection), then its quite a coincidence. In any case, good read.

In The Godfather, Michael Corleone wants to leave his family business behind and find a normal life on his own terms. However, he is forced into the family business when an attempt has been made on his father’s life, as he is the only one qualified amongst his brothers and sister to continue the family business. Michael is practically the only one who looks after his father, helping to evade further attempts on Don Vito’s life while he is incapacitated in the hospital. He has a spouse that dies during his stay in Italy, and is unable to sustain a functional relationship with his girlfriend/wife Kay because of his devotion to family affairs.

In the pilot episode of Arrested Development, Michael Bluth wants to leave his family business behind and find a normal life on his own terms. However, he is forced back into the family business when his father is taken to jail, as he is the only one qualified amongst his brothers and sister to continue the family business. Michael is practically the only one who looks after his father, visiting George Sr. frequently in jail. He has a spouse that died at some point in his past, and is unable to sustain functional relationships with various women because of his devotion to family affairs.

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