The Godfather

Director, Francis Ford Coppola

Author: N.A

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780582431881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

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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
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A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's "The Godfather"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410346927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 31

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A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Godfather and American Culture

How the Corleones Became "Our Gang"

Author: Chris Messenger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453575

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442082076

Category: Corleone family (Fictitious characters)

Page: 568

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An inside look at the operations of the Cosa Nostra focuses on Mafia leader Vito Corleone, his family, and his underworld domain.
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The Godfather Legacy

The Untold Story of the Making of the Classic Godfather Trilogy Featuring Never-Before-Published Production Stills

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.
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Beyond the Godfather

Italian American Writers on the Real Italian American Experience

Author: A. Kenneth Ciongoli,Jay Parini

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518887

Category: Photography

Page: 338

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A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.
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The Making of the Godfather

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455548936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

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In this entertaining and insightful essay, Mario Puzo chronicles his rise from struggling writer to overnight success after the publication of The Godfather. With equal parts cynicism and humor, Puzo recounts the book deal and his experiences in Hollywood while writing the screenplay for the movie. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Evans, Peter Bart, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino all make appearances-as does Frank Sinatra, in his famous and disastrous encounter with Puzo. First published in 1972, the essay is now available as an ebook for the first time. A must-have for every Godfather fan! Featuring a foreword by Ed Falco, author of The Family Corleone.
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Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy

A Film Score Guide

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.
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The Godfather of Kathmandu

A Royal Thai Detective Novel (4)

Author: John Burdett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 030727294X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.
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