Preferring narrative to reality

The Godfather is a fine movie, but it’s not close to reality in many of its parts. So, had all the staff really left the hospital that night when Vito was there? Or best of all, exactly how many people would have to have been involved in the horse head scene? (1) Killing the horse. (2) Cutting off its head. (3) Drugging Woltz and many others, like Tony. (4) Dragging the horse head up flights of stairs with nobody noticing. Etc, etc.

Godfather 2 also strongly prefers narrative to reality, e.g., Mueller. And it’s not just the D’s who have this disease. We’ll refer back to this in a couple of weeks, after some additional facts may appear, and we’ll see if we’re right or wrong about the groupthink in the establishment.

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