Statue of Liberty

Saga The Godfather
Movie The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola (1974)
Like all immigrants of the early twentieth century, the Statue of Liberty was the first vision of the young Vito Corleone (Oreste Baldini) when he arrived in America.
Statue of Liberty New York
Statue of Liberty New York - Photo credit: ahundt pixabay

“Avia ‘nu sciccareddu ma veru sapuritu a mia mi l’ammazzaru, poveru sceccu miu.”

Vito Corleone singing at his window in front of the statue

Born Vito Andolini, the future All-Powerful Godfather from New York, lives in Sicily. He was forced to flee his native country after the successive murder of his father, uncle and mother by a local mafia godfather, Don Ciccio.

After fleeing and then hiding in the luggage of an old man, the young Vito leaves for America on a boat bound for New York. So young and yet already so marked by life, he finds in the Statue of Liberty a certain hope, a certain willingness to start from scratch.

Scène de la statue de la Liberté à new York dans Men in Black 2 Statue of Liberty New York

Later, he will return to avenge these murders by posing as an importer of olive oil.


The number of hours the film lasted during the first edit.

Scene in The Godfather Part 2 with the Statue of Liberty
Scene in The Godfather Part 2 with the Statue of Liberty. Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Statue of Liberty National Monument

One of the most famous monuments in the world, the work of Frenchman Auguste Bartholdi is not only the emblem of New York, but also and above all that of freedom, a value so dear to Americans. A powerful symbol, strong images: destruction, protective allegory, a happy ending, hope… The Statue of Liberty has inspired creators and its radiance does not seem to be about to fade away.

Offered by France in 1886 to mark the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, the Statue of Liberty has long been America’s first vision for millions of migrants.

Their boats sailed along Liberty Island, on which the 93-meter-high monument stands, before their passage to immigration on Ellis Island. Named Liberty Enlightening the World, the statue looks toward Europe and the date of the proclamation of independence, July 4, 1776, is engraved on its tablet.

The broken chains at its feet are a metaphor for freedom. To visit it, you must take the boat from Battery Park in southern Manhattan or Liberty State Park in New Jersey and it is recommended to buy tickets in advance.

The crossing costs $18.50. Add $18.50 to reach the pedestal where a museum is located and $21.50 to climb 354 steps to its crown.

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By Damien Duarte

Monday, August 17, 2020

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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