Godfather

Godfather

by Jon Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844572927

ISBN-13: 2901844572921

Pub. Date: 10/26/2010

Publisher: BFI Publishing

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901844572921
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
96

Table of Contents

Part One: The Godfather and Seventies Hollywood*Part Two: The Gangster Film

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