The Godfather films are legendary around the world. Most people have seen these iconic films and many of us have seen them numerous, numerous times. Yet, you may have never noticed that there is a persistent foreshadowing of most of the deaths in the film. One might even say that there is an omen of death in the Godfather films. Godfather aficionados are smirking in denial now, certain that they would have noticed something so obvious. Well, aficionados, two things will surprise you. The first is the fact that you may never have noticed these repeated signals carefully placed under your nose forty years ago by a brilliant filmmaker. The second is the choice of the object itself. You see, if this object were literally under your nose, death would probably be one of the furthest things from your mind. Francis Ford Coppola, uses the humble, non-threatening, normally cheerful, and always nutritious orange to foreshadow death and murder in his Godfather films. Intrigued? Read on.
Are all of these occurences merely coincidence? Hard to believe. You decide for yourself. If you like this post, we ask you to please feel free to share it with others.
Godfather fans know that Tessio never returned from that infamous car ride he took near the end of the film. In fact, the persistent rumors that actor Abe Vigoda is dead makes you wonder whether people believed that he really was whacked on the set of the Godfather. After surviving the wrath of Michael Corleone, Vigoda later portrayed police detective Phil Fish on Barney Miller (1975 -77) as well as in the spinoff series “Fish” (1977-78).