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Book Nino Rota s The Godfather Trilogy

Download or read book Nino Rota s The Godfather Trilogy written by Franco Sciannameo and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-10-11 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volumes reintroduces critics, film musicologists, cinemagoers, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola's cinema and Nino Rota's music to the events that led to the realization of the three films that make up The Godfather Trilogy, commenting on their significance both musically and culturally. Released in 1972, 1974, and 1990 respectively, Coppola's three-part saga is one of the greatest artistic accomplishments (and financial successes) in the history of Hollywood cinema.

Book The Godfather Returns

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mark Winegardner
  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780375433887
  • Pages : 678 pages

Download or read book The Godfather Returns written by Mark Winegardner and published by Random House Large Print Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing new artistry and vision to the mythic characters created by Mario Puzo, Winegardner's sequel describes the events between the end of Puzo's original novel and the beginning of Francis Ford Coppola's film sequels, providing a dazzling depiction of the American family, crime, and power in the 1950s. Abridged. 5 CDs.

Book The Godfather and American Culture

Download or read book The Godfather and American Culture written by Chris Messenger and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2002-04-25 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

Book The Godfather Notebook

Download or read book The Godfather Notebook written by Francis Ford Coppola and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-12-20 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only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

Book The Godfather Book

Download or read book The Godfather Book written by Peter Cowie and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the more than twenty-five years since The Godfather was released, this monumental Paramount film has grown in stature, to such a degree that in several public 'Centenary of the Cinema' polls in 1995, it rated anywhere from #1 to #5 in the Best Film category. Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy redefined the gangster movie, transcending the genre to become a complex study of power, violence and ethnic solidarity. Few film books have delved so deep into the turmoil - both artistic and corporate - that make up modern Hollywood. Peter Cowie has had access to Francis Ford Coppola's archives for this book. He has interviewed Coppola himself, novelist Mario Puzo, Paramount production chief Robert Evans, and scores of other key personalities and techicians who worked on the films. Cowie also offers a masterful analysis of the themes and the historical inspiration that underpin the trilogy.

Book The Godfather

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2022-10-11
  • ISBN : 0593542592
  • Pages : 433 pages

Download or read book The Godfather written by Mario Puzo and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-10-11 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A special deluxe hardcover edition of The Godfather—the unforgettable saga of an American crime family that became a #1 bestseller and global phenomenon. This deluxe edition of The Godfather includes: • A jacket featuring a new take on the iconic original cover • Printed cover boards with art that will titillate hardcore fans • Stained edges • Beautifully illustrated endpapers Since its release in 1969, The Godfather has made an indelible mark on American crime fiction. From the mind of master storyteller Mario Puzo, it traces the Corleone family, whose brilliant and brutal portrayal illuminated the violent and seductive allure of power in American society. A tale of family and loyalty, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it has stood the test of time as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Beyond the bestselling novel, Francis Ford Coppola’s incomparable film adaptation and Academy Award winner for Best Picture cemented The Godfather's reputation as a triumph in storytelling and a seminal classic for the ages. With a legacy of blood and honor, it is a cultural touchstone that has resonated for generations, and still mesmerizes readers to this day.

Book The Godfather Legacy

Download or read book The Godfather Legacy written by Harlan Lebo and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-10-25 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the official companion to Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy, revised and updated, and packed with more than 100 photographs. The director was a renegade filmmaker who'd never made a profitable picture. The producer was hired because he could stay below budget. The star had a reputation for being difficult. A formula for disaster? No, the makings of one of the greatest films of all time. The Godfather Legacyexplores the fascinating behind-the-scenes intrigue and uproar during the making of all three films: The clashes between Coppola and the studio chiefs during the filming ofThe Godfather,the pressurized production schedule, and the project's near cancellation The real story behind the cooperation of the Mafia in the creation ofThe Godfather The worldwide acclaim and stunning financial success following the release ofThe Godfather --a triumph that set the stage for the film industry's renaissance The production ofThe Godfather Part IIand the rise of Coppola, Al Pacino, and others to the loftiest heights of power in Hollywood The creation ofThe Godfather Part IIItwo decades after the original film and the completion of video projects that unified the three films for the first time Featuring production records, credits, reviews, and interviews with many of the principals involved,The Godfather Legacyis a rare and vivid peek into the making of three of the most compelling films in Hollywood history.

Book The Annotated Godfather  50th Anniversary Edition

Download or read book The Annotated Godfather 50th Anniversary Edition written by Jenny M. Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, this authorized, annotated and illustrated edition of the complete, unedited screenplay includes all the little-known facts, behind-the-scenes intrigue, and first-person reflections from cast and crew members on the making of this landmark film. From its ingenious cinematic innovations and memorable, oft-quoted script to its iconic cast, including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, The Godfather is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made. 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, and a film that continues to captivate its audience decades after its release. In this authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay, nearly every scene is examined and dissected, including: Fascinating commentary on technical details about the filming and shooting locations Tales from the set, including arguments, accidents, anecdotes and practical jokes Profiles of the actors and stories of how they were cast Deleted scenes that never made the final cut, and the goofs and gaffes that did And much more! Interviews with former Paramount executives, cast and crew members, and director Francis Ford Coppola, round out the commentary and shed new light on everything you thought you knew about this most influential film. With more than 200 photographs, this a truly unique, collectable keepsake for every Godfather fan.

Book The Godfather and Sicily

Download or read book The Godfather and Sicily written by Raymond Angelo Belliotti and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this interdisciplinary work, Raymond Angelo Belliotti presents an interpretation of The Godfather as, among other things, a commentary on the transformation of personal identity within the Sicilian and Italian immigrant experience. The book explores both the novel and the film sequence in terms of an existential conflict between two sets of values that offer competing visions of the world: on the one hand, a nineteenth-century Sicilian perspective grounded in honor and the accumulation of power within a culturally specific family order; and on the other, a twentieth-century American perspective that celebrates individualism and commercial success. Analyzing concepts such as honor, power, will to power, respect, atonement, repentance, forgiveness, and a meaningful life, Belliotti applies these analyses to the cultural understandings transported to America by nineteenth-century Italian immigrants, casting fresh light on Old World allegiances to l'ordine della famiglia (the family order), la via vecchia (the old way), and the patriarchal ideal of uomo di pazienza (the man of patience), as well as the Sicilian code of honor. The two sets of values—Old World Sicilian and twentieth-century American—coalesce uneasily in the same cultural setting, and their conflict is irresolvable.

Book The Godfather

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 2002-03
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 472 pages

Download or read book The Godfather written by Mario Puzo and published by Berkley. This book was released on 2002-03 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A portrait of a Mafia family focuses on the life and times of patriarch Don Vito Corleone, a Sicilian-American godfather, and his sons.

Book The Godfather

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-11-30
  • ISBN : 1448106893
  • Pages : 610 pages

Download or read book The Godfather written by Mario Puzo and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: _________________________________ The classic novel that inspired 'the greatest crime film of all time' Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. But no man can stay on top forever, not when he has enemies on both sides of the law. As the ageing Vito Corleone nears the end of a long life of crime, his sons must step up to manage the family business. Sonny Corleone is an old hand, while World War II veteran Michael Corleone is unused to the world of crime and reluctant to plunge into the business. Both the police and ruthless rival crime lords scent blood in the water. If the Corleone family is to survive, it needs a ruthless new don. But the price of success in a violent life may be too high to bear... _________________________________ A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. Still shocking long after its initial publication, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

Book The Godfather Effect

Download or read book The Godfather Effect written by Tom Santopietro and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-01-31 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book When Opera Meets Film

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marcia J. Citron
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-05-27
  • ISBN : 1139489631
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book When Opera Meets Film written by Marcia J. Citron and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-05-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Opera can reveal something fundamental about a film, and film can do the same for an opera, argues Marcia J. Citron. Structured by the categories of Style, Subjectivity, and Desire, this volume advances our understanding of the aesthetics of the opera/film encounter. Case studies of a diverse array of important repertoire including mainstream film, opera-film, and postmodernist pastiche are presented. Citron uses Werner Wolf's theory of intermediality to probe the roles of opera and film when they combine. The book also refines and expands film-music functions, and details the impact of an opera's musical style on the meaning of a film. Drawing on cinematic traditions of Hollywood, France, and Britain, the study explores Coppola's Godfather trilogy, Jewison's Moonstruck, Nichols's Closer, Chabrol's La Cérémonie, Schlesinger's Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Boyd's Aria, and Ponnelle's opera-films.

Book New York Magazine

    Book Details:
  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1991-01-14
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 116 pages

Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1991-01-14 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Book Biblical Studies and the Failure of History

Download or read book Biblical Studies and the Failure of History written by Niels Peter Lemche and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-19 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The idea of the Old Testament as a source of historical information was replaced by an understanding of the texts as a means for early Jewish society to interpret its past. 'Biblical Studies and the Failure of History' brings together key essays which reflect the trajectory of this scholarly shift.

Book The Godfather s Revenge

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mark Winegardner
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-02-29
  • ISBN : 1448135877
  • Pages : 596 pages

Download or read book The Godfather s Revenge written by Mark Winegardner and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is 1963 in New York, and things have never been better for the Corleones. They've taken out their Mafia rivals, and legitimised the Family. Outside the fortified building owned by Michael Corleone, newly undisputed Boss of Bosses, a parade of people - among them former mob rivals and an emissary from the Mayor of New York - wait to ask the great man for favours. Only one thing remains to be done. Traitorous former Corleone capo Nick Geraci has powerful friends and far too much to say, and needs to be brought in. But then everything changes. As fireworks explode over First Avenue, news arrives that Jimmy Shea, President of the United States and an old friend of the Corleone's, has been assassinated...

Book 180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die  Vol 1

Download or read book 180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die Vol 1 written by Jules Verne and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-12-13 with total page 19144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Invest your time in reading the true masterpieces of world literature, the great works of the greatest masters of their craft, the revolutionary works, the timeless classics and the eternally moving poetry of words and storylines every person should experience in their lifetime: Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) Middlemarch (George Eliot) The Madman (Kahlil Gibran) Ward No. 6 (Anton Chekhov) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) The Overcoat (Gogol) Ulysses (James Joyce) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) Hamlet (Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) Macbeth (Shakespeare) The Waste Land (T. S. Eliot) Odes (John Keats) The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Swann's Way (Marcel Proust) Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence) Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy) Two Years in the Forbidden City (Princess Der Ling) Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Pepita Jimenez (Juan Valera) The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane) A Room with a View (E. M. Forster) Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser) The Jungle (Upton Sinclair) The Republic (Plato) Meditations (Marcus Aurelius) Art of War (Sun Tzu) Candide (Voltaire) Don Quixote (Cervantes) Decameron (Boccaccio) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Dream Psychology (Sigmund Freud) The Einstein Theory of Relativity The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle) Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad) The Call of Cthulhu (H. P. Lovecraft) Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells) The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Call of the Wild Alice in Wonderland The Fairytales of Brothers Grimm The Fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen