Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy / Edition 1

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Overview

The films that make up The Godfather trilogy are among the most acclaimed works of American cinema. Taken together, they provide a perspective on almost a century of American life and culture as refracted through the conventions of the crime genre. Five original chapters illuminate the form and significance of Coppola's achievement. Together they demonstrate the complex ways that cinema aesthetics, cultural ideologies, creative personalities, and the circumstances of the American studio system came together to produce an epic vision of an American criminal dynasty.
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"Part of the impressive Cambridge Film Handbooks series..." The Intelligencer Record & The Burlington County Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521559508
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Fearful A-Symmetries: Violence as History in the Godfather Films 1
1 If History Has Taught Us Anything ... Francis Coppola, Paramount Studios, and The Godfather Parts I, II, and III 23
2 The Godfather and the Mythology of Mafia 57
3 The Representation of Ethnicity in The Godfather 76
4 Ideology and Genre in the Godfather Films 109
5 Family Ceremonies: or, Opera in The Godfather Trilogy 133
Filmography 157
Reviews of the "Godfather" Trilogy 167
Select Bibliography 183
Index 185
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