8 Italian pop culture perfect recipes that you can’t refuse

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The Godfather Part III

Recipe: Sausage and peppers

Well, this one, unfortunately, takes a turn for the more disappointing. What can you expect from a trilogy? Forgettabout it. No, but seriously, this one isn’t as good as the others, so just know that if you’re a first-time viewer.

Cinematically, narratively and acting wise, The Godfather Part III just doesn’t hold up to the first two. Possibly because this one was the most Hollywood influenced? Possibly because although Coppola and Puzo still co-wrote this screenplay, they included two fictionalized accounts of real-life events, including the killing of Pope John Paul I? Possibly because this was made in 1990? Maybe because Francis Ford Copolla also threw his daughter, Sophia Copolla (Mary) into the main role and you can tell that she may be fresh out of acting school?

Now, respectfully, no shade towards Diane Keaton or Al Pacino, as we know they can do no wrong. The plot to The Godfather Part III may be a bit far-reaching. It follows Corleone aging and trying to find his way out of the mafia, going so far as to “help” his nephew Vincent (Andy Garcia) step in.

Spoiler Alert: Vincent betrays Michael and in the meantime tries to creep in on Michael’s daughter, Mary. Egads. Yikes. Yikes, again. Pretty sure they’re in the same family. The Godfather Part III ends in the death of Micheal Corleone and is an epilogue to The Godfather trilogy.

The scene above takes place at an Italian street fare as Vincent shoots Joey Zasa. Italians love a street fair or a parade. Anywhere where you can eat and drink or be loud and be merry outside, while also worshipping The Mother Mary. Notice the mention of sausage and peppers though, which, in an Italian family (on screen or not), is a must.