Unfortunately, that’s exactly the kind of situation people find themselves in whenever they’re arguing about any kind of an artistic expression. Whether we’re talking about rap songs, paintings, sculptures, or in this case film, it’s too easy to let our emotions get the better of us. This produces all this incoherent argumentation. That is why I’ve created this website.
The site is all about helping consumers of vocalize and correctly express their opinions about cultural products. I’m not talking about finding the right or wrong answer because since we’re talking about personal art expressions, there is no right or wrong answer. There is no one fundamental truth behind The Godfather.
It really ultimately boils down to what people bring to the table with them because nobody is a blank slate. Everybody comes from a specific background. Everybody has different experiences. Everybody has a past. All these differences can and do color how we respond to creative expressions and ideas. So instead of looking for some sort of black and white, right or wrong answer, or some sort of binary solution, I’m looking at process.
If you’re going to say to me that The Godfather is a Jesus narrative, then please by all means, explain it in a way that most people who are not drunk and who are not overly emotional can understand it. In other words, I’m not disputing your conclusion. I’m not I’m not attacking your judgment. Instead, I’m trying to get you to express it in such a way that everybody can be benefited by your theory.