The Godfather Legacy

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Simon & Schuster, 1997 - Performing Arts - 283 pages
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Here is the official companion to Francis Ford Coppola's masterful trilogy, packed with more than 100 photographs, many never before published. The Godfather Legacy explores 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 of The Godfather, the pressurized production schedule, and the project's near cancellation; the real story behind the cooperation of the Mafia in the creation of The Godfather; the worldwide acclaim and stunning financial success following the release of The Godfather - a triumph that set the stage for the film industry's renaissance; the production of The Godfather, Part II and the rise of Coppola, Al Pacino, and others to the loftiest heights of power in Hollywood; the creation of The Godfather, Part III two 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 Legacy is a rare and vivid peek into the making of three of the most compelling films in Hollywood history.

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A good account of the making of one of the 20th century's best films about Italian-Americans by Italian-Americans. Compared to the giant production troubles and delays of Apocalypse Now (as told in ... Read full review

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To the Reader
1940
The Godfather A Recollection
1942
A Real Terror to the Piece
1948
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