The Making of the Godfather

The Making of the Godfather

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by Mario Puzo
     
 
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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455548934
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
42
Sales rank:
187,611
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Mario Puzo (1920-1999) was an American Author and screenwriter best known for his Mafia crime novels. He joined the Air force during World War II and worked as a public relations officer. He published his first book, The Dark Arena in 1955 but it wasn't until his fifth novel, The Godfather, published in 1969 that he achieved his success. The book was later adapted into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972. Puzo wrote the screenplay for all three Godfather movies, winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Godfather. Puzo's last two novels Omerta and The Family were published posthumously.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1920
Date of Death:
July 2, 1999
Place of Birth:
New York City
Place of Death:
Bay Shore, Long Island
Education:
Attended New York City's New School for Social Research and Columbia University

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