"Michael sits alone, hearing the singing and cheers for his father’s surprise birthday party in the next room, on the right side of the frame […] . Next, the camera pulls toward him in a close-up to suggest that he is deep in memory and meditation. At the same time, however, his position is to the extreme right side of the frame, which creates, according to the visual habit of the audience, a sense of danger and instability, as if Michael is going to drop off from the edge of the screen to the unknown darkness. It follows a fade-out. This shot indicates that Michael Corleone, after committing so many crimes, has lost himself and his humanity. He must pay the price of loneliness for what he has done."