Talking to the A.V. Membership’s Todd Gilchrist in March of 2022, James Caan stated that a lot of Sonny’s signature rage in “The Godfather” was once spontaneous. Early within the temporary interview, Gilchrist requested Caan about filming the thrashing scene with Carlo. Gilchrist was once mistakenly below the impact that the scene took 4 days to shoot, and requested whether or not that made it tricky to keep within the second as an actor.
Fairly strangely, Caan temporarily corrected Gilchrist, informing him that the combat didn’t take 4 days. In truth, now not most effective did the scene most effective take a unmarried day to entire, however director Francis Ford Coppola by no means even noticed the combat choreography till the day of filming. In accordance to Caan, he and stuntman Paul Baxley deliberate out the combat themselves on a Saturday afternoon. By the point Coppola confirmed up, they had been in a position to cross.
“Francis by no means noticed it,” stated Caan. “No one noticed it. We shot it, getting out of the automobile, throwing the item at him, the entire stuff — I beat him with the trash can — the entire manner via all the combat during the kick on the hydrant, in that in the future.”