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Project 2: (30% of overall grade ;) )

INTRODUCTION
This project involves me giving a proposal to people who enjoy watching movies (mafia/gangster movies in particular). My propsal involves the basic outline of what I'm intending to do. The more research I recieve the higher points I get for planning. As I'm going to print this thread, I need people to only reply/post serious posts.

BASIC OUTLINE OF PROJECT
My project involves me making a 5 minute movie on a chosen genre. My genre is mafia/gangster movie. However, my movie can't be too similar to any blockbuster movie. For example, Calling my movie Goodfellas, or the main character Tony Montana.

MY REQUIRMENTS OF YOU GUYS
You guys are going to be used as my research. As I've stated before, I'll be marked on both the quality and quantity of my research. Meaning, I'm very dependent on the amount of research I recieve from you guys, as well as the quality of your posts.
I need your views on how I can improve my movie, as well as ammendments to my initial proposal. Your views can involve areas such as:
a) improvements to the storyline
b) types of characters required
c) typical characteristics of mafia/gangster movies
d) appropriate tunes for the soundtrack
e) appropriate character names
f) speaches for the script
g) any other areas you can think of

INITIAL PROPOSAL
My storyline involves a young boy seeking his father's revenge. The killer of the boy's father was his father's best friend. The boy's father and his killer (best friend), knew eachother since little kids. One became a mafia boss and the other a successful owner of a successful business. The mafia boss was once being traced by the police but the other one helped him out. When the business owners, business started the lose money, he asked helped from his best friend who he once helped. The friend refused and went as far as shooting his best friend. No-one finds the bold text out until the end of the film (not even the little boy).
The boy starts his quest by clearing out his father's killers rival enemy, because he believes they killed his father as the other mafia's boss is his father's best friend. Just as he kills the rival enemies boss, he is told that his father's best friend was the killer. Not believing the enemy boss, the boy still kills him. Finding his Father's best friends number, the boy calls him and finds out the truth. The boy kills everyone but spares his Father's killer by saying he'll let God decide what to do with him and gives him a picture of his Father and friend. As the boy is walking out, his father's killer shoots himself.

The end of the movie will have out-takes (things gone wrong) as the actors list scrolls down.



A thank you in advance to everyone who helps with the research.
 

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I'm a bit too tired to think clearly right now, but there's one thing you must have...

There has to be a subtle hint.. A small, tiny, almost invisible hint which links the best friend with the murder..
In the final scenes, on the phone, when the hint is realised by the son, he drops the phone from shock/anger...
At this moment, the best friend knows he's been found out... You see this by his actions, not words (obviously).. Maybe his head will fall into his hands, and if you want you can have him say "shit!" under his breath :D

The son arrives... He's let in, not too long after, he fires a shot or two making the best friend fall to the ground... Hurt, but not too bad..
Then, he'll plead for his lifewith the son pointing a gun at his head, and then the son goes into ultra cool mode and says the "I ain't gonna kill you", and maybe "Just like my father, I could never stab you in the back"...

Now, about the hint..
It could be something that's said..
Could be his father's last word/s, which the killer repeats on the phone.. The father left his son with that hint..
Could be the son's memory flashing back to previous scenes and piecing things together..
Could be anything, really..

EDIT:
P.S - Let me or your bro know when you want to print this thread, and we can delete/edit the posts you don't want to print for you...
P.P.S - Let us know so we can also edit the "EDIT" section in this post :D
 

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First of all, in mafia law - killing a 'made wiseguy' automatically means the killer is 'made' ;) In fact it's one of the incentives to kill the mafia boss - kill him, take his empire. Think Montana in Scarface (how did he land his empire? ;)) or even Tommy in Goodfellas... When Tommy was told to, "go get his shinebox" by the made guy in the bar, he didn't like it. He then went as far as to killing him after closing time... Remember? Then he, Jimmy and Henry burried the dead guy in the woods. However, the word was out and Tommy was invited to be 'made' - which made Jimmy very happy. Unbeknown to Tommy, it was a set up and he was killed upon arrival to the ceremony...

Why am I saying this? Well, if the best friend kills the "Godfather", he would have had a motive, or incentive. This motive/Incentive would be so high that he wouldn't even consider the consequences of his actions. After all, it's almost impossible to kill a Mafia Boss, especially alone ;) Furthermore, when the son finds out, it is also mafia law that he takes vengance, regardless of who the killer might be. There just isn't any place for let him be in mafia world ;) I think you may need to rethink the plot of the story....
 

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Bro maybe watching similar movies can help you. So if u havent seen yet u must see " Road to Perdition" of Tom Hanks. Just a typical and very successful mafia movie.
 

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Thanks to everyone who has given their opinions... Much appreciated..
 
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