The Godfather

Still shocking long after its initial publication, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448106893

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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_________________________________ The classic novel that inspired 'the greatest crime film of all time' Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. But no man can stay on top forever, not when he has enemies on both sides of the law. As the ageing Vito Corleone nears the end of a long life of crime, his sons must step up to manage the family business. Sonny Corleone is an old hand, while World War II veteran Michael Corleone is unused to the world of crime and reluctant to plunge into the business. Both the police and ruthless rival crime lords scent blood in the water. If the Corleone family is to survive, it needs a ruthless new don. But the price of success in a violent life may be too high to bear... _________________________________ A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. Still shocking long after its initial publication, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

The Godfather Classic Quotes

Here is the classic collection of quotes from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather.

Author: Carlo De Vito

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1933662832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 958

Here is the classic collection of quotes from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time and one of the most popular: on its 35th anniversary, it continues to be a top earner on video and DVD. But what has made this classic so compelling is the unique Corleone wit and wisdom. Every fan will want to own this officially licensed, completely fascinating anthology of memorable words from the film. It features a great selection of famous quotes from the “Family,” from the Don’s unforgettable “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” to Clemenza’s infamous, “Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.” Every sharp and witty line will bring back a memory of this great movie—and that makes it a perfect gift for every Godfather aficionado. Who would dare to resist? TM and © 2007 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

The Godfather Notebook

Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook.

Author: Francis Ford Coppola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1942872313

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

View: 625

THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook. This publication will change the way the world views the iconic film—and the process of filmmaking at large. A must-have book of the season. Nothing like it has ever been published before

The Godfather and American Culture

Godfather. and. Melodrama: Authorizing. the. Corleones. as. American. Heroes.
Let me say that we must always look to our own interests. We are men who have
refused to be puppets dancing on a string pulled by the men on high. We have ...

Author: Chris Messenger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453582

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 165

A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

The Godfather Legacy

Puzo was earning a fortune as The Godfather-the-book was on the rise.
Meanwhile, Para- mount's interest in producing The Godfather- the- film was
rapidly waning. While having made only a minimal investment, Paramount faced
a serious ...

Author: Harlan Lebo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743287770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

View: 751

Provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the three Godfather films, detailing the financial success of the films, the cooperation of the real Mafia with the makers of the films, and portraits of the cast and crew, accompanied by more than one hundred personal photographs.

Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather Trilogy

Contents page xi Acknowledgments List of Contributors xiii Fearful A -
Symmetries Violence as History in the Godfather Films NICK BROWNE 1 1 If
History Has Taught Us Anything ... Francis Coppola , Paramount Studios , and
The Godfather ...

Author: Nick Browne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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The essays in this volume reexamine Coppola's The Godfather trilogy from a variety of perspectives.

Beyond the Godfather

Of course , as is the case with The Godfather , the adding of some authentic
family characteristics and other Italian American cachets — done brilliantly ,
especially in the films — to the dominant myths that Italian American culture is in
its ...

Author: A. Kenneth Ciongoli

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518887

Category: Photography

Page: 324

View: 582

A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.

The Godfather The Lost Years

' The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: ...

Author: Mark Winegardner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409049612

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 670

'The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete,' begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, 'until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States.' The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life. The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there.

The Godfather Movies

Like Godfather . ” Hollywood Reporter , newsbriefs , April 11 , 1975. Coppola
discusses Godfather II as an art film . Honeycutt , Kirk . Los Angeles Daily News ,
April 15 , 1983. “ Francis Coppola Drifts Away from His Talent . ” Career analysis
of ...

Author: Gerald Gardner

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517073728

Category: Corleone family (Fictitious characters)

Page: 191

View: 994


The Godfather

An inside fictional portrait journeys inside the world of the Cosa Nostra and its operations to chronicle the lives and fortunes of Mafia leader Vito Corleone, his family, and his underworld domain. Reissue.

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 701

An inside fictional portrait journeys inside the world of the Cosa Nostra and its operations to chronicle the lives and fortunes of Mafia leader Vito Corleone, his family, and his underworld domain. Reissue.

The Godfather

INTRODUCTION It has been thirty - five years since the release of the first
Godfather film and more than fifteen years since the last instalment hit movie
theatres in 1991 , yet the impact of the trilogy and interest surrounding the films
shows no ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781435101951

Category: Godfather (Motion picture)

Page: 168

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The Godfather

Mario Puzo. -A-_4.i. The Godfather 1T N This One 0W27 4EOT.

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher:

ISBN:

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The Godfather

This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101043113

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 253

50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. A #1 New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream. With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson

The Godfather

Author: Bill Malyszko

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 127

From a penniless director, a has-been star and a relatively unknown lead came a movie which own three Oscars. Includes excerpts from original reviews of the film. Provides a background including biographies of key cast and crew and a cultural context of the movie. Looks at the production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie. Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Examine how The Godfather was Francis Ford Coppola's vision and how he achieved it through his casting decisions, his choice of location for filming and the use of light to create mood and atmosphere. Consider how by use of narrative, imagery, and cinematography, he is able to convey an atmosphere of the family as a close knit community and the characters as tragic figures. Find out what Marlon Brando brought to the role of Don Vito Corleone and how important the film was to Al Pacino's career. Get short biographies of Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Mario Puzo, the writer, and Robert Evans, who was head of production at Paramount. Get a bibliogrpahy of the books related to The Godfather, a listing of cinematic terms used and a filmography of Coppola. Written in an accessible manner, The Godfather is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike. William Malyszko is the head of Film & Media studies at the Langley

The Godfather Papers Other Confessions

Postscript to the Making of The Godfather Things I found out too late to include in
" The Making of The Godfather chapter . 1. A featured player in The Godfather film
is contacting press media and offering to sell a story telling how he got his ...

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Penguin Adult HC/TR

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 252

View: 913

Topical memoirs by the author of "The Godfather" on his Italian background, gambling, crime, the making of "The Godfather" film, etc.

The Godfather s Revenge

Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness—and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged.

Author: Mark Winegardner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101211296

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 611

The third and final installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family—one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema—achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president. In The Godfather's Revenge—authorized by the Puzo Estate—Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. A subordinate to Michael Corleone, New Orleans underboss Carlo Tramonti is publicly humiliated when the US Attorney General—President Danny Shea's brother—has him arrested and deported to Colombia. Tramonti eventually returns, hell-bent on settling scores, and triggers a series of events destined to change the course of American history. Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness—and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged. As the dramatic twists of The Godfather's Revenge take the reader from Las Vegas to Miami to New Orleans, from the power alleys of Washington, DC, to the remote jungles of Colombia, the puppet master behind the curtain remains Michael Corleone, the tortured prodigal son who is determined to redefine his family's legacy and make his father—the original Godfather—proud.

The Godfather Never Sleeps

REMEMBER THE GODFATHER NEVER SLEEPS A FEW years ago , the Prime
Minister addressed his newly appointed cabinet as follows : ' Gentlemen , you will
no doubt wonder why I have not issued a press statement as regards the newly ...

Author: J. K. Randle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nigeria

Page: 456

View: 677


The Godfather Effect

The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon.

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429952628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 558

A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal reflection on what it means to be Italian-American Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.

The Godfather

And then, finally, the book takes a long hard look at the gangster himself both on screen and off.

Author: Jon Lewis

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844572922

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 473

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success - as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis's study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfather's place within the crime and gangster film genre. Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film.

In the Godfather Garden

In the Godfather Garden is the true story of the life of Richie “the Boot” Boiardo, one of the most powerful and feared men in the New Jersey underworld.

Author: Richard Linnett

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813560624

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 330

In the Godfather Garden is the true story of the life of Richie “the Boot” Boiardo, one of the most powerful and feared men in the New Jersey underworld. The Boot cut his teeth battling the Jewish gang lord Abner Longy Zwillman on the streets of Newark during Prohibition and endured to become one of the East Coast’s top mobsters, his reign lasting six decades. To the press and the police, this secretive Don insisted he was nothing more than a simple man who enjoyed puttering about in his beloved vegetable garden on his Livingston, New Jersey, estate. In reality, the Boot was a confidante and kingmaker of politicians, a friend of such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and George Raft, an acquaintance of Joseph Valachi—who informed on the Boot in 1963—and a sworn enemy of J. Edgar Hoover. The Boot prospered for more than half a century, remaining an active boss until the day he died at the age of ninety-three. Although he operated in the shadow of bigger Mafia names across the Hudson River (think Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, a cofounder of the Mafia killer squad Murder Inc. with Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro), the Boot was equally as brutal and efficient. In fact, there was a mysterious place in the gloomy woods behind his lovely garden—a furnace where many thought the Boot took certain people who were never seen again. Richard Linnett provides an intimate look inside the Boot’s once-powerful Mafia crew, based on the recollections of a grandson of the Boot himself and complemented by never-before-published family photos. Chronicled here are the Prohibition gang wars in New Jersey as well as the murder of Dutch Schultz, a Mafia conspiracy to assassinate Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, and the mob connections to several prominent state politicians. Although the Boot never saw the 1972 release of The Godfather, he appreciated the similarities between the character of Vito Corleone and himself, so much so that he hung a sign in his beloved vegetable garden that read “The Godfather Garden.” There’s no doubt he would have relished David Chase’s admission that his muse in creating the HBO series The Sopranos was none other than “Newark’s erstwhile Boiardo crew.”