Don Corleone: Tell me, do you spend time with your family?
Johnny Fontane: Sure I do.
Don Corleone: Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
[gives a quick look at Sonny and affectionately embraces Fontane]
Don Corleone: You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Hollywood big shot's gonna give you what you want.
Johnny Fontane: Too late. They start shooting in a week.
Don Corleone: I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party.
Tom Hagen: Mr Corleone is Johnny Fontane's godfather. Now Italians regard that as a very close, a very sacred religious relationship.
Jack Woltz: Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favour I can't grant him.
Tom Hagen: Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?
Jack Woltz: You don't understand. Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him. It'll make him a big star. I'm gonna run him out of the movies. And let me tell you why. Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International's most valuable proteges. For three years we had her under contract, singing lessons, dancing lessons, acting lessons. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. I was gonna make her a big star. And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I'm not a hard-hearted man, that it's not all dollars and cents. She was beautiful, she was innocent, she was the greatest piece of ass I've ever had, and I've had it all over the world. And then Johnny Fontane comes along with his olive oil voice and guinea charm and she runs off. She threw it all away just to make me look ridiculous. And a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous. Now you get the hell out of here. And you tell that gumba that if he wants to try any rough stuff that I ain't no band leader. Yeah, I heard that story.
[Hagen has been calmly eating his meal throughout Woltz's tirade]
Tom Hagen: Thank you for the dinner and a very pleasant evening. Have your car take me to the airport. Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once.
The Godfather (Marlon Brando, Al Martino, Robert Duvall, John Marley, Francis Ford-Coppola-director, 1972)
TIME: 6:53 PM
PLACE: Kitchen counter
SUBJECT: Marshmallow peeps
I could have posted pictures of the kid's Easter baskets, the egg hunt, the silly-string fight, or the plate of Easter cookies. However, since this was a family holiday, and I am half-Sicilian, I decided to post this picture instead. I used my artistic license to pay a tribute to my favorite movie of all time about family values - The Godfather. This is from early in the movie when the head of Jack Woltz's expensive thoroughbred horse Khartoum, is discovered by him in his bed. In the role of the Khartoum's head is a chicken peep (decapitated by my Cutco scissors) and in Woltz's role is a bunny peep. Special effects are provided by red food coloring. Both peeps were harmed soon after the scene was shot...they were eaten. I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of this classic scene and have a Happy Easter.