The Godfather: An Unofficial look at Francis Ford Coppola's American Classics

The Godfather: An Unofficial look at Francis Ford Coppola's American Classics

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by Tony Nourmand
     
 

The Godfather Parts I, II and III are among the best-loved – and most highly acclaimed – movies in the history of cinema. Thanks to magnetic lead  performances from Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, award-winning scripts and stunning art direction, the trilogy won nine Oscars, and was nominated for no fewer than twenty-nine Academy Awards

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The Godfather Parts I, II and III are among the best-loved – and most highly acclaimed – movies in the history of cinema. Thanks to magnetic lead  performances from Al Pacino, Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, award-winning scripts and stunning art direction, the trilogy won nine Oscars, and was nominated for no fewer than twenty-nine Academy Awards in all.

Moving chronologically from Vito Corleone’s childhood in Sicily to Michael’s brutal ascension to power in the 1950s and his demise in the late 1970s, The Godfather: An Unofficial Look at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Classics collects together for the first time a sumptuous array of posters, magazine covers, behind-the-scenes photographs and costume designs in one beautifully designed volume. The book also contains features on the role of the real Mafia

in the making of the films, the trilogy’s cast and crew, and the actors who almost made it.  Anthony Quinn and Sir Laurence Olivier were both considered for the role of Don Corleone, for instance, while Robert Redford was a leading contender for the role of Michael.

As elegantly realized and effortlessly cool as the movies it celebrates, this book is a real treasure-trove for all fans of the trilogy, a stunning visual tribute to the talent and creative vision behind Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435101951
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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The Godfather 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This was a gift given to us by a close friend. The pictures and information are interesting. Until I got to the page were they are explaining the story line and it was wrong. Vito passes on his power to Michael his youngest son, not his oldest. I had to put the book down because that fact should have been known by someone writing a book about The Godfather.