The Godfather Notebook

Author: Francis Ford Coppola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1942872313

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

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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 The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only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

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ISBN: 1682450740

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The Godfather Notebook

Author: Francis Ford Coppola

Publisher: Regan Arts.

ISBN: 9781682450529

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 784

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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 The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only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 Making of the Godfather

Author: Mario Puzo

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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.

Annotated Godfather

The Complete Screenplay with Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts

Author: Jenny M. Jones

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603763724

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film. The Godfather is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, from its brilliant cinematic innovations and its memorable, oft-quoted script to it magnificent cast, including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, and others who are now among the most celebrated actors of our time. And yet, the history of its making is so colorful, so chaotic, that one cannot help but marvel at the seemingly insurmountable odds it overcame to become a true cinematic masterpiece, a film that continues to captivate us decades after its release. Now, thirty-five years after The Godfather's highly anticipated debut, comes this fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay. Virtually every scene is examined including: Fascinating commentary on technical details about the filming and shooting locations Tales from the set, including the arguments, the accidents, and the practical jokes Profiles of the actors and stories of how they were cast Deleted scenes that never made the final cut Goofs and gaffes that did And much more Interviews with former Paramount executives, cast and crew members—from the producer to the makeup artist—and director Francis Ford Coppola round out the commentary and shed new light on everything you thought you knew about this most influential film. The more than 200 photographs from the film, from behind-the-scenes, and from the cutting room floor make this a visual feast for every Godfather fan.

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy

Author: Nick Browne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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The Godfather trilogy is among the most significant works of Hollywood cinema of the last quarter century. They provide a richly complex look at a whole segment of American life and culture spanning almost the whole century. In six essays, written especially for this volume, The Godfather trilogy is re-examined from a variety of perspectives. Providing analyses on the form and significance of Coppola's achievement, they demonstrate how the filmmaker revised the conventions of the American crime film in the Viet Nam era, his treatment of the capitalism of the criminal underworld and its inherent violence, the power struggles within Hollywood over the film, and the contribution of opera to the epic force and cinematic style of Coppola's vision of an American criminal dynasty. The Godfather articulates the themes, styles, mythologies, performances, and underlying cultural values that have made the film a modern classic.

Godfather Classic Quotes

Author: Carlo DeVito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604334169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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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 to 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 the Godfather aficionado. Who would dare to resist? TM and copyright @ 2007 Paramount Pictures. All right reserved.

Godfather

The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813146720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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WITH A FOREWORD BY WALTER MURCH Gene Phillips blends biography, studio history, and film criticism to complete the most comprehensive work on Coppola ever written. The force behind such popular and critically acclaimed films as Apocalypse Now and the Godfather trilogy, Coppola has imprinted his distinct style on each of his movies and on the landscape of American popular culture. In Godfather, Phillips argues that Coppola has repeatedly bucked the Hollywood "factory system" in an attempt to create distinct films that reflect his own artistic vision -- often to the detriment of his career and finances. Phillips conducted interviews with the director and his colleagues and examined Coppola's production journals and screenplays. Phillips also reviewed rare copies of Coppola's student films, his early excursions into soft-core pornography, and his less celebrated productions such as One from the Heart and Tucker: The Man and His Dream. The result is the definitive assessment of one of Hollywood's most enduring and misunderstood mavericks.

Kangaroo Notebook

A Novel

Author: Kōbō Abe

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679746633

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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An ordinary man finds himself caught in the power of bizarre and unpredictable forces when he discovers one morning at breakfast that radish sprouts have begun to grow out of his shins

The Godfather Effect

Changing Hollywood, America, and Me

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429952628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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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.

Francis Ford Coppola

Interviews

Author: Francis Ford Coppola,Gene D. Phillips,Rodney Hill

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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A collection of interviews with Francis Ford Coppola from the beginning of his career to the present shows how the acclaimed filmmaker has evolved from a film maverick to a studio-savvy Hollywood player. Simultaneous.

Francis Ford Coppola

A Filmmaker's Life

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780609806777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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Drawing on numerous interviews with friends, enemies, colleagues, and others, a fascinating portrait of the acclaimed filmmaker follows the turbulent career of a man known both for his film masterpieces and his remarkable flops, follies, and failures. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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A Bingewatcher's Notebook

Author: Clive James

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Television and TV viewing are not what they once were—and that’s a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which TV is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium’s most notable twenty-first-century accomplishments and their not always subtle impact on modern society—including such acclaimed serial dramas as Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Mad Men, and The Sopranos, as well as the comedy 30 Rock. With intelligence and wit, James explores a television landscape expanded by cable and broadband and profoundly altered by the advent of Netflix, Amazon, and other “cord-cutting” platforms that have helped to usher in a golden age of unabashed binge-watching.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407166573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

The Godfather

The Official Motion Picture Archives

Author: Peter Cowie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390638

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Page: 144

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How to explain the enduring appeal of the The Godfather film and its two sequels? This book, The Godfather, concentrates on the elements that combined, against all odds, to make the Paramount production so successful when it appeared in 1972: the screenplay from Mario Puzo's bestselling novel; a cast of actors who, apart from Marlon Brando, had not yet achieved celebrity; the vivid locations in New York and Sicily; and the inspired direction of Francis Ford Coppola (only 31 years old when shooting commenced). Film historian and The Godfather afficionado Peter Cowie - who's written extensively on Francis Ford Coppola - delves deep into the trilogy's history. With the help of many previously unseen behind-thescene images from the Paramount Archives, Cowie explores the filming and editong process, as well as the trilogy's critical reception upon release.

Notes on a Life

Author: Eleanor Coppola

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1423489055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Eleanor Coppola shares her life as an artist, filmmaker, wife, and mother in a book that captures the glamour and grit of Hollywood and reveals the private tragedies and joys that tested and strengthened her over the past twenty years. This book travels between the center of the film world and the intimate heart of her family. She looks at the vision that drives her husband, Francis Ford Coppola, and describes her daughter Sofia's rise to fame with the film Lost in translation. Even as she visits faraway movie sets and attends parties, she is pulled back to pursue her own art, but is always focused on keeping her family safe. The death of their son Gio in a boating accident in 1986 and her struggle to cope with her grief and anger leads to a moving exploration of her deepest feelings as a woman and a mother.

Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet—And How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children

Author: Dick Russell

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510721762

Category: Science

Page: 160

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The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Powerful politicians like Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population?and even their own children and grandchildren. How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home.

The Flame

Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374718709

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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“There are very, very few people who occupy the ground that Leonard Cohen walks on.” —BONO The Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist. A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, The Flame is a valedictory work. “This volume contains my father’s final efforts as a poet,” writes Cohen’s son, Adam Cohen, in his foreword. “It was what he was staying alive to do, his sole breathing purpose at the end.” Leonard Cohen died in late 2016. But “each page of paper that he blackened,” in the words of his son, “was lasting evidence of a burning soul.”

The Godfather Book

Author: Peter Cowie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813337234

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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The Godfather and its sequels redefined the gangster movie, transcending the genre to become a complex study of power, violence, and ethnic solidarity. Winner of nine Academy Awards, the trilogy is revived continually on television and remains a staple of the video marketplace. Now, for the first time, film critic Peter Cowie has brought to life the whole story behind the creation of the three Godfather movies. Cowie gained exclusive access to Francis Ford Coppola's archives to research the book, and interviewed Coppola himself, novelist Mario Puzo, and scores of other key personalities. He tells a riveting story of violent personality clashes, financial and technical crises, and a roller-coaster ride from apparent disaster to eventual triumph. Cowie also offers a masterful account of the themes and historical inspiration that underpin the trilogy, demonstrating how Coppola drew on certain central themes to give the movies their timeless and universal appeal.

Hitchcock's Secret Notebooks

An Authorised and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Dan Auiler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747545880

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 567

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Based on authorized access to Hitchcock's files and notes, this work creates a portrait of a master at work: building his screenplays from scratch; working on sets and storyboards during pre-production; filming the movies; and putting it all together and adding music in post-production.