The Godfather

It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia.

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099528126

Category: Corleone family (Fictitious characters)

Page: 595

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Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, areasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

The Godfather Legacy

The Untold Story of the Making of the Classic Godfather Trilogy Featuring Never-
Before-Published Production Stills Harlan Lebo. every scene, collaborating
closely with his editors, and experimenting with varying takes of scenes. Years
later ...

Author: Harlan Lebo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743287770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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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.

Nino Rota s The Godfather Trilogy

This volumes reintroduces critics, film musicologists, cinemagoers, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola's cinema and Nino Rota's music to the events that led to the realization of the three films that make up The Godfather Trilogy, commenting ...

Author: Franco Sciannameo

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877112

Category: Music

Page: 193

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This volumes reintroduces critics, film musicologists, cinemagoers, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola's cinema and Nino Rota's music to the events that led to the realization of the three films that make up The Godfather Trilogy, commenting on their significance both musically and culturally. Released in 1972, 1974, and 1990 respectively, Coppola's three-part saga is one of the greatest artistic accomplishments (and financial successes) in the history of Hollywood cinema.

Godfather and American Culture The

Everything I was absorbing about history, ideology, aesthetics, the family,
dialogue, monologue, best sellers, elite fiction moved me to wander back to The
Godfather as site. Some day—and I knew that day might never come—I would be
called ...

Author: Chris Messenger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488705

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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

The Godfather of Silicon Valley

Author: Gary Rivlin

Publisher: AtRandom

ISBN: 0679647147

Category: Computers

Page: 128

View: 357

Gary Rivlin tells the story of Ron Conway, the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone eise in Silicon Valley. Conway is a reader-friendly way into the realm of angel financing, where independently wealthy investors link up with companies just as they are being born. King of the Angels takes you into this fascinating world on the edges of the financial universe, where the pace is frantic, the story lines are rich, and every moment is perilous.

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

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The Godfather Returns

Sweeping from New York and Washington to Las Vegas and Cuba, The Godfather Returns is the spellbinding story of America’s criminal underworld at mid-century and its intersection with the political, legal, and entertainment empires.

Author: Mark Winegardner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 158836433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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THE MISSING YEARS FROM THE GREATEST CRIME SAGA OF ALL TIME Thirty-five years ago, Mario Puzo’s great American tale, The Godfather, was published, and popular culture was indelibly changed. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner continues the story–the years not covered in Puzo’s bestselling book or in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic films. It is 1955. Michael Corleone has won a bloody victory in the war among New York’s crime families. Now he wants to consolidate his power, save his marriage, and take his family into legitimate businesses. To do so, he must confront his most dangerous adversary yet, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who worked his way through law school as a Corleone street enforcer, and who is every bit as deadly and cunning as Michael. Their personal cold war will run from 1955 to 1962, exerting immense influence on the lives of America’s most powerful criminals and their loved ones, including Tom Hagen, the Corleone Family’s lawyer and consigliere, who embarks on a political career in Nevada while trying to protect his brother; Francesca Corleone, daughter of Michael’s late brother Sonny, who is suddenly learning her family’s true history and faces a difficult choice; Don Louie Russo, head of the Chicago mob, who plays dumb but has wily ambitions for muscling in on the Corleones’ territory; Peter Clemenza, the stalwart Corleone underboss, who knows more Family secrets than almost anyone; Ambassador M. Corbett Shea, a former Prohibition-era bootlegger and business ally of the Corleones’, who wants to get his son elected to the presidency–and needs some help from his old friends; Johnny Fontane, the world’s greatest saloon singer, who ascends to new heights as a recording artist, cozying up to Washington’s power elite and maintaining a precarious relationship with notorious underworld figures; Kay Adams Corleone, who finally discovers the truth about her husband, Michael–and must decide what it means for their marriage and their children and Fredo Corleone, whose death has never been fully explained until now, and whose betrayal of the Family was part of a larger and more sinister chain of events. Sweeping from New York and Washington to Las Vegas and Cuba, The Godfather Returns is the spellbinding story of America’s criminal underworld at mid-century and its intersection with the political, legal, and entertainment empires. Mark Winegardner brings an original voice and vision to Mario Puzo’s mythic characters while creating several equally unforgettable characters of his own. The Godfather Returns stands on its own as a triumph–in a tale about what we love, yearn for, and sometimes have reason to fear . . . family.

The Godfather

The Godfather's phenomenal success finally earned Coppola Paramount's trust
and The Godfather : Part II was free of many of the arguments and interfering that
had plagued the filming of the first movie . On Part II , Coppola was given more ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781435101951

Category: Godfather (Motion picture)

Page: 168

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Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather Trilogy

Fearful A - Symmetries VIOLENCE AS HISTORY IN THE GODFATHER FILMS By
almost any account , the Godfather films are monuments on the landscape of
American cinema . There are , of course , differences of intention and
achievement ...

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.

The Godfather

Author: Bill Malyszko

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 407

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 of Kathmandu

Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 030727294X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 549

Sonchai Jitpleecheep—John Burdett’s inimitable Royal Thai Police detective with the hard-bitten demeanor and the Buddhist soul—is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru. There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai’s path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he’s been studying The Godfather on DVD): to troubleshoot, babysit, defuse, procure, reconnoiter—do whatever needs to be done in Vikorn’s ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok’s network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars’ worth of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin’s “apocalyptic Buddhism,” he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. Further complicating the challenge is Tara: a Tantric practitioner who captivates Sonchai with her remarkable otherworldly techniques. Here is Sonchai put to the extreme test—as a cop, as a Buddhist, as an impossibly earthbound man—in John Burdett’s most wildly inventive, darkly comic, and wickedly entertaining novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.

Counsels of a Godfather

Author: Laurence Tuttiett

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Inside the Godfather

Inside the Godfather is a history changing book about DRUGS, SEX, LIES, ADULTERY, RACISM, MURDER, RELIGION, POLITICS, DECEIT, LUST, Rock & Roll and BRIBERY but most importantly, we will set the record straight about James Brown, The ...

Author: Daryl Brown

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1628477962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 103

If you think that you know the soul truth about James Brown, think again! Inside the Godfather is a history changing book about DRUGS, SEX, LIES, ADULTERY, RACISM, MURDER, RELIGION, POLITICS, DECEIT, LUST, Rock & Roll and BRIBERY but most importantly, we will set the record straight about James Brown, The Godfather of Soul! James Brown may be the most misunderstood man in the last century. His contributions toward modern music pale in comparison to the role he played in modern history. Brown lifted all races toward the ideals of equality and opportunity. Tragically, while he had the ability to calm the storms of social turmoil - his personal life was a perpetual tempest. Inside the Godfather brings together, for the first time, those from Brown's inner circle. They will correct the distortions of the past and provide for the reader a clear understanding of the brilliance and generosity that was James Brown, Mr. Dynamite. You will see inside the man. You will never be the same.

Beyond the Godfather

Author: A. Kenneth Ciongoli

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518887

Category: Photography

Page: 324

View: 679

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

The Godfather of Tabloid

Author: Jack Vitek

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 226

They’re hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America—the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid’s origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all— the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope worked briefly for the CIA until he purchased the New York Enquirer with dubious financial help from mob boss Frank Costello. Working tirelessly and cultivating a mix of American journalists (some of whom, surprisingly, were Pulitzer prize winners) and buccaneering Brits from Fleet Street who would do anything to get a story, Pope changed the name, format, and content of the modest weekly newspaper until it resembled nothing America had ever seen before. At its height, the National Enquirer boasted a circulation of more than five million, equivalent to the numbers of the Hearst newspaper empire. Pope measured the success of his paper by the mail it received from readers, and eventually the volume of reader feedback was such that the post office assigned the Enquirer offices their own zip code. Pope was skeptical about including too much celebrity coverage in the tabloid because he thought it wouldn’t hold people’s interest, and he shied away from political stories or stances. He wanted the paper to reflect the middlebrow tastes of America and connect with the widest possible readership. Pope was a man of contradictions: he would fire someone for merely disagreeing with him in a meeting (once firing an one editor in the middle of his birthday party), and yet he spent upwards of a million dollars a year to bring the world’s tallest Christmas tree to the Enquirer offices in Lantana, Florida, for the enjoyment of the local citizens. Driven, tyrannical, and ruthless in his pursuit of creating an empire, Pope changed the look and content of supermarket tabloid media, and the industry still bears his stamp. Grounded in interviews with many of Pope’s supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever.

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

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

First Steps A Godfather and Godmother s Present

A GODFATHER AND GODMOTHER'S PRESENT . Suffer the little children to
come unto me , and forbid them not : for such is the kingdom of God . ” — Mark x .
14 . I HAVE a long time wished to tell you something that will make you happy
and ...

Author: William G. HEATHMAN

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sponsors

Page: 34

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New York Magazine

#1– Kindergarten Cop. #2—The Godfather Part III. #3– The Godfather Part III. #4–
Hamlet. #5—Green Card. 525. ROCKVILLE CENTRE-ROCKWILLE CENTRE-(
678– 3121). #1—Misery. #2—Awakenings. 526. ROSLYN–ROSLYN-(621-8488).

Author:

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Page: 112

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Godfather Never Sleeps

J. K. Randle. Goiare .ee --- Seos University of Virginia Library DT515.8.K36 1980
ALD The godfather never sleeps / J MC CX 000 351 915 UNIVERSITY OF
VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE LIBRARY dslrestinia 70 1 The Godfather. Front
Cover.

Author: J. K. Randle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nigeria

Page: 456

View: 819


Gangsters from Little Caesar to the Godfather

European cinema , at least insoAnd there is hardly anyone who far as the critical
community and missed The Godfather ( 1972 ) , the media were concerned . Its
Francis Ford Coppola ' s mock arty , Europeanized use of viopanegyric to old ...

Author: John Gabree

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gangster films

Page: 160

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