FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Carlo Rizzi

Carlo Rizzi is a fictional a character in Mario Puzo's The Godfather. In Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation, he was portrayed by Gianni Russo. Mario Puzo Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his fictional books about the Mafia. ... The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola based on the the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Gianni Russo (born April 17th, 1944) is an Italian-American actor who is best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 movie The Godfather. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Carlo married Connie Corleone. He was proud to be in the Corleone crime family, if only for its riches, but he was very abusive to Connie and regarded his father-in-law, Don Vito Corleone, as an old fool to exploit and replace. Bitter at being kept out of the family business, he often thought of his abusing of Connie as a means of exerting his own power over the mighty Corleones. The Don grudgingly tolerated this, but Connie's brother Sonny had to be forcibly restrained and kept away from Carlo to prevent him from taking action. Constanzia Connie Corleone-Rizzi (born December 25, 1920) And died on June 7 2000 is a fictional character from The Godfather by Mario Puzo. ... Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955) (Born: Vito Andolini), aka The Godfather, is the fictional head of one of the five New York Mafia families (the Corleone family, the others being Stracci, Barzini, Cuneo and Tattaglia) in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ...


When Sonny visited Connie one day to discover his sister covered in bruises, however, he lost his temper and beat him mercilessly in the street and threatened to kill him if he ever abused Connie again. Afterward, Rizzi sought revenge by making a deal with the Corleones' rival Emilio Barzini to kill Sonny. Revenge or vengeance or retribution consists primarily of retaliation against a person or group in response to a perceived wrongdoing. ... Don Emilio Barzini is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the film based on it. ...


Rizzi set the plan in motion by by setting up a call from one of his girlfriends, provoking Connie into an argument in which he beat her senseless. Connie called Sonny, who flew into a rage and set out to confront Rizzi. En route, Sonny was killed by Barzini's men in a hail of gunfire at a toll booth.


Vito Corleone forbade any investigations into his son's death, and concluded on his own that the Barzini family was responsible. After he retired, his youngest son Michael took over the family and brought Rizzi in as his 'right-hand man' for the planned family move to Nevada. While Rizzi thought that he was ascending to the top of the family, it was merely a ploy to make him vulnerable. When Michael finally confronted Rizzi, he assured Rizzi that, while he would be exiled from the family, his life would be spared. When Rizzi got into his car to leave, however, he was garroted by Pete Clemenza. Even though Rizzi had done nothing but abuse and cheat on her, Connie was enraged upon learning what Michael had done and resented him for many years afterward. Michael Corleone, as portrayed by Al Pacino (right) with his fathers consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) in The Godfather. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Exile (band) may refer to: Exile - The American country music band Exile - The Japanese pop music band Category: ... A garrote (a Spanish word; alternative spellings include garotte and garrotte) is a handheld weapon, most often referring to a ligature of chain, rope, scarf, or wire used to strangle someone to death. ... Peter Fat Clemenza (1895-1958) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ...


In Puzo's original novel, Connie initially berates Michael for orchestrating the murder of her husband but a week later apologizes for her outburst and assures Michael's wife, Kay, that Michael had nothing to do with Carlo's death. Connie marries again less than a year later.

Spoilers end here.


The Godfather

Films The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola based on the the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ...

The GodfatherThe Godfather Part IIThe Godfather Part IIIThe Godfather Saga The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola based on the the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Part II is a 1974 motion picture directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script he co-wrote with Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Part III (1990) is the third film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. ... The Godfather Saga is a made for TV movie that combines The Godfather Part I and The Godfather Part II into one movie playing in chronological order. ...

Novels

The Godfather (novel)The SicilianThe Godfather ReturnsThe Godfather's Revenge The Godfather is a novel written by American author Mario Puzo and which was originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnams Sons. ... The Sicilian is a novel written by American author Mario Puzo and published in 1984 by Random House Publishing Group (ISBN 0-671-43564-7). ... The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. ... The Godfathers Revenge is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner. ...

Corleone family The Corleone family is a fictional Mafia family of Mario Puzos The Godfather. ...

Vito CorleoneCarmella CorleoneTom HagenSonny CorleoneFredo CorleoneMichael CorleoneConnie Corleone-Rizzi • Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone • Kay AdamsAnthony CorleoneMary Corleone • Vinnie Mancini-Corleone • Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955) (Born: Vito Andolini), aka The Godfather, is the fictional head of one of the five New York Mafia families (the Corleone family, the others being Stracci, Barzini, Cuneo and Tattaglia) in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Carmella Mama Corleone (born December 8, 1900-.1959) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Thomas Tom Hagen (November 30, 1916-1972) is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ... Santino Sonny Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... Federico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Michael Corleone, as portrayed by Al Pacino (right) with his fathers consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) in The Godfather. ... Constanzia Connie Corleone-Rizzi (born December 25, 1920) And died on June 7 2000 is a fictional character from The Godfather by Mario Puzo. ... Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather saga. ... Kay Adams in the final shot of The Godfather. ... Anthony Vito Corleone is the fictional son of Don Michael Corleone and Kay Adams and grandson of Vito Corleone in the Godfather trilogy of films. ... Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone Mary Corleone is a fictional character in the Godfather saga, portrayed by Sofia Coppola. ... Vincent Vinnie Mancini-Corleone became the succeeding Don and head of the fictional Corleone mafia family in the film, The Godfather Part III. Bio Spoiler warning: Vincent was born the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone and Lucy Mancini (Connies bridesmade, seen in The Godfather Part I) in 1948. ...

Other families

Emilio BarziniOttilio CuneoVictor StracciBruno TattagliaPhilip Tattaglia Don Emilio Barzini is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the film based on it. ... Don Ottilio Cuneo is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Don Victor Stracci is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Bruno Tattaglia is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Philip Tattaglia is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ...

Other characters

Don AltobelloLuca BrasiDon CiccioPete ClemenzaDon FanucciJohnny FontaneSenator Pat GearyArchbishop GildayMoe GreeneFrederick KeinszigCardinal LambertoRocco LamponeLucy ManciniAl NeriJohnny OlaFrank PentangeliHyman RothCarlo RizziVirgil SollozzoSal TessioDon TommasinoJack WoltzJoey Zasa Don Altobello (played in The Godfather: Part III by Eli Wallach) was an aging former gangster that attended the party hosted by Michael Corleone, and donated one million dollars so he could be a part of the Vito Corleone Foundation. ... Luca Brasi is a character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation (portrayed by Lenny Montana). ... Don Francesco Ciccio is a fictional mafia Don in the The Godfather Part II. Don Ciccio ruled over the small Sicilian city of Corleone, the birthplace of Vito Andolini, who would later grow up to be the great Don Corleone. ... Peter Fat Clemenza (1895-1958) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and two of the three films based on it. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Johnny Fontane is a character from The Godfather series of movies and books. ... Pat Geary is a character portrayed by G.D. Spradlin, in The Godfather, Part II. He is a corrupt Democratic U.S. senator from Nevada. ... Archbishop Gilday is a fictional character in The Godfather Part III. He is portrayed by Donal Donnelly. ... Moe Greene is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first installment of the Godfather trilogy. ... Frederick Keinszig is a fictional character appearing in The Godfather Part III. He was portrayed by Austrian actor Helmut Berger. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Rocco Lampone is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the first two installments of the Godfather trilogy. ... Lucy Mancini is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... Al Neri is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather and the three films based on it. ... Johnny Ola is a fictional character appearing in Francis Ford Coppolas and Mario Puzos film The Godfather Part II. Ola was portrayed by actor Dominic Chianese. ... Frank Pentangeli (Frankie Five Angels) is a fictional character from the novel and film The Godfather Part II. In the film, he was portrayed by Michael V. Gazzo, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance. ... Hyman Roth (born 1879) is a fictional character (based heavily on real-life gangster Meyer Lansky), who plays a pivotal role in the film The Godfather Part II. He was portrayed by Lee Strasberg, a well-respected acting teacher, in one of his few screen roles. ... Virgil The Turk Sollozzo is a fictional character in Mario Puzos The Godfather. ... As Don Vito Corleone rose to prominence in the Mafia underworld, Tessio and Clemenza rose with him, eventually settling into the capo role. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jack Woltz is a fictional character from the novel The Godfather and the 1972 film adaptation. ... Joey Zasa is a fictional character appearing in the The Godfather, Part III. He was played by Joe Mantegna. ...

Related

Mario PuzoFrancis Ford Coppola • Albert Ruddy • Nino RotaCrime filmOrganized crimeMafiaLa Cosa NostraFive FamiliesSicilyCorleoneThe Godfather (soundtrack)The Godfather Part II (soundtrack)The Godfather Part III (soundtrack)The Godfather: The Game Mario Puzo Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author known for his fictional books about the Mafia. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Albert S. Ruddy (born March 28, 1930) is a Canadian filmmaker. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... A crime film, in its most general sense, is a film that deals with crime, criminal justice and the darker side of human nature. ... It has been suggested that Criminal organization be merged into this article or section. ... The Sicilian Mafia (also referred to simply as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra), is a criminal secret society of men which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... Charles Lucky Luciano, one of the most famous American bosses (La) Cosa Nostra (our thing or this thing of ours in Italian) is a worldwide alliance of criminals, linked through both familial and conspiratorial ties, that is dedicated to pursuing crime and protecting its members. ... The Five Families are the major crime families of the Italian-American Mafia based in New York City which have dominated traditional organized crime in New York. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek, Sqallija Maltese) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ... Corleone is a small town of approximately 12,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. ... The Godfather is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1972 by Columbia, USA and in 1991 on compact disc by MCA. Unless noted, the songs were perfomed and composed by Nino Rota. ... The Godfather Part II is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1974 by MCA. Tracks Main Title/The Immigrant 3:27 New Carpet 2:00 Kay 3:00 Evry Time I Look in Your Eyes/After the Party 2:35 Vito and Abbandando 2... The Godfather Part III is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released in 1990 by Columbia, USA. // Tracks Main Title (Nino Rota) – 00:41 The Godfather Waltz (Rota) – 01:10 Marcia Religioso (Carmine Coppola, Rota) – 02:51 Michaels Letter (Coppola, Rota) – 01:08 The Immigrant/Love...


  Results from FactBites:
 
BBC - Singer of the World in Cardiff 2003 - The Conductors (599 words)
There are three conductors for this Competition - Richard Hickox and Ralf Weikert for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' preliminary concerts and Carlo Rizzi for those of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
Born in Milan, Carlo Rizzi studied with Ferrara at the Milan Conservatoire.
Carlo Rizzi was Musical Director of Welsh National Opera from 1992 to 2001 where repertoire included Fidelio, Boris Godunov, Peter Grimes, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Tristan und Isolde, Turandot, Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Turn of the Screw, Der Rosenkavalier, Katya Kabanova, Madame Butterfly and Salome.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m