Ep-68 The Godfather part II (1974 film) ft. Fonda Lee

World Fantasy Award-Winning Author Fonda Lee returns for her 3rdstraight appearance on the podcast to discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II, another historic film that Luke had never even seen! Fonda Lee is the author of the fantasy novel JADE CITY and fans of her book should stick around for the end where Luke & James ask her questions and make observations after their experience reading the novel. She’s also the author of a series of Young Adult Novels, EXO, ZEROBOXER, and CROSS FIRE as well as holding black belts in both karate and kung fu.

Topics include: Fonda’s trilogy of episodes on Ink to Film, the challenges of writing a good sequel, Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Vito Corleone, Clemenza’s absence from the story, The Godfather and the American Dream, the mystery of the open curtains, the difference between Don Vito and Don Michael, Connie’s bizarre character arc, the return of the oranges, Al Pacino’s slap heard round the world, Michael’s true relationship with Tom Hagen a.k.a. Robert Duvall, and one of the most heartbreaking closing scenes in cinematic history. And stick around for a conversation about Jade City!

Jade City Discussion: 1:20:09

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