In this scene of The Godfather, the shot is a close up of the face, withlow key lighting omitting shadows across the sides of the face andreveals a slight costume of a dinner suit which is often associated withfilm noir. This reveals to us that the character shown is adark, mysterious character who holds a lot of power due to him beingcentrally framed.
In this scene, it shows the guy in the previous scene is talking tosomebody across a desk. This is displayed by the camera slowlyzooming out into a medium shot, the guy on the left is viewed only byhis shoulder because revealing that he holds all the power and that isshown as he is mainly in darkness and the lighting is still low key.
In this scene, the camera is slowly zooming out to reveal that the guyspeaking has a sorrow story and the more he is going into detail aboutit, the more distanced we become from the shot. The lighting andshadows are slowly lifted revealing that he has