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The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Title The Godfather
Author Mario Puzo
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Corleone family (Fictitious characters)
Total Pages 595
ISBN 9780099528128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, areasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Title The Godfather
Author Mario Puzo
Publisher Penguin Longman
Release Date 1998
Category Corleone family (Fictitious characters)
Total Pages 56
ISBN 0582402417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Don Corleone is the Godfather, head of one of the richest families in New York and a gangster. His favourite son Michael is a lawyer who wants to lead a quiet life, but when Don Corleone is nearly killed by a rival Mafia family, Michael is soon drawn into the family business.

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Title The Godfather
Author Mario Puzo
Publisher Putnam Adult
Release Date 1969-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 446
ISBN 0399103422
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining." Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America's national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter's wedding...to his son, Michael, who takes his father's place to fight for his family...to the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws.

Title A Study Guide for Mario Puzo s The Godfather
Author Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date 2016-06-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 31
ISBN 9781410346926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Godfather Notebook by Francis Ford Coppola

Title The Godfather Notebook
Author Francis Ford Coppola
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-12-20
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 784
ISBN 9781942872313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

The Godfather by Jon Lewis

Title The Godfather
Author Jon Lewis
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2019-07-25
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 102
ISBN 9781838718923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American film-making, and its success – as a work of art, as a creative 'property' exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures; and as a model for aspiring auteurist film-makers – changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis's study of The Godfather begins with a close look at the film's audacious visual style (the long, theatrical set pieces; the chiaroscuro lighting, the climactic montage paralleling a family baptism with a series of brutal murders). The analysis of visual style is paired with a discussion of the movie's principal themes: Vito and Michael's attempt to balance the obligations of business and family, their struggle with assimilation, the temptations and pitfalls of capitalist accumulation, and the larger drama of succession from father to son, from one generation to the next. The textual analysis precedes a production history that views The Godfather as a singularly important film in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the early 1970s. And then, finally, the book takes a long hard look at the gangster himself both on screen and off. Hollywood publicity attending the gangster film from its inception in the silent era to the present has endeavoured to dull the distinction between the real and movie gangster, insisting that each film has been culled from the day's sordid headlines. Looking at the drama on screen and the production history behind the scenes, Lewis uncovers a series of real gangster backstories, revealing, finally, how millions of dollars of mob money may well have funded the film in the first place, and how, as things played out, The Godfather saved Paramount Studios and the rest of Hollywood as well.

Title The Godfather and American Culture
Author Chris Messenger
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2002-04-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 344
ISBN 079145357X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

Title Nino Rota s The Godfather Trilogy
Author Franco Sciannameo
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2010
Category Music
Total Pages 193
ISBN 9780810877115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Godfather Legacy by Harlan Lebo

Title The Godfather Legacy
Author Harlan Lebo
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2005-10-25
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 286
ISBN 9780743287777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the three Godfather films, detailing the financial success of the films, the cooperation of the real Mafia with the makers of the films, and portraits of the cast and crew, accompanied by more than one hundred personal photographs.

Beyond The Godfather by A. Kenneth Ciongoli

Title Beyond the Godfather
Author A. Kenneth Ciongoli
Publisher UPNE
Release Date 1998
Category Photography
Total Pages 324
ISBN 0874518881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.

Title Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather Trilogy
Author Nick Browne
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1999-11-13
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 191
ISBN 0521559502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The essays in this volume reexamine Coppola's The Godfather trilogy from a variety of perspectives.

Title The Godfather of Kathmandu
Author John Burdett
Publisher Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release Date 2011
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781400097074
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Struggling to focus on a promotion-making case while studying under an exiled drug-pushing Tibetan lama, Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep finds his efforts complicated by a new appointment and his battle for control of an illegal network.

Title The Godfather of Tabloid
Author Jack Vitek
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date 2008-09-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780813173047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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They’re hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America—the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid’s origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all— the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope worked briefly for the CIA until he purchased the New York Enquirer with dubious financial help from mob boss Frank Costello. Working tirelessly and cultivating a mix of American journalists (some of whom, surprisingly, were Pulitzer prize winners) and buccaneering Brits from Fleet Street who would do anything to get a story, Pope changed the name, format, and content of the modest weekly newspaper until it resembled nothing America had ever seen before. At its height, the National Enquirer boasted a circulation of more than five million, equivalent to the numbers of the Hearst newspaper empire. Pope measured the success of his paper by the mail it received from readers, and eventually the volume of reader feedback was such that the post office assigned the Enquirer offices their own zip code. Pope was skeptical about including too much celebrity coverage in the tabloid because he thought it wouldn’t hold people’s interest, and he shied away from political stories or stances. He wanted the paper to reflect the middlebrow tastes of America and connect with the widest possible readership. Pope was a man of contradictions: he would fire someone for merely disagreeing with him in a meeting (once firing an one editor in the middle of his birthday party), and yet he spent upwards of a million dollars a year to bring the world’s tallest Christmas tree to the Enquirer offices in Lantana, Florida, for the enjoyment of the local citizens. Driven, tyrannical, and ruthless in his pursuit of creating an empire, Pope changed the look and content of supermarket tabloid media, and the industry still bears his stamp. Grounded in interviews with many of Pope’s supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever.

The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner

Title The Godfather Returns
Author Mark Winegardner
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 2005
Category Fiction
Total Pages 538
ISBN 9780345478986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sanctioned sequel to Mario Puzo's blockbuster novel, The Godfather, continues the saga of the Corleone family, beginning in 1955 and recounting the events that occurred between the end of the original novel and the episodes chronicled in Coppola's movie sequels. Reprint.

The Godfather Effect by Tom Santopietro

Title The Godfather Effect
Author Tom Santopietro
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2012-01-31
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781429952620
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Godfather by David S. J. Hodgson

Title The Godfather
Author David S. J. Hodgson
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 2005-10
Category Games
Total Pages 335
ISBN 9780761551027
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's all about "respect" with this game based on Mario Puzo's "Godfather." This official game guide includes detailed maps, tips for completing every objective and mini-mission, and a complete character customization tutorial.

Title The Making of the Godfather
Author Mario Puzo
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2013-04-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 42
ISBN 9781455548934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Godfather Doctrine by John C. Hulsman

Title The Godfather Doctrine
Author John C. Hulsman
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2009-02-09
Category Political Science
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1400829852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Godfather Doctrine draws clear and essential lessons from perhaps the greatest Hollywood movie ever made to illustrate America's changing geopolitical place in the world and how our country can best meet the momentous strategic challenges it faces. In the movie The Godfather, Don Corleone, head of New York's most powerful organized-crime family, is shockingly gunned down in broad daylight, leaving his sons Sonny and Michael, along with his adopted son, consigliere Tom Hagen, to chart a new course for the family. In The Godfather Doctrine, John Hulsman and Wess Mitchell show how the aging and wounded don is emblematic of cold-war American power on the decline in a new world where our enemies play by unfamiliar rules, and how the don's heirs uncannily exemplify the three leading schools of American foreign policy today. Tom, the left-of-center liberal institutionalist, thinks the old rules still apply and that negotiation is the answer. Sonny is the Bush-era neocon who shoots first and asks questions later, proving an easy target for his enemies. Only Michael, the realist, has a sure feel for the changing scene, recognizing the need for flexible combinations of soft and hard power to keep the family strong and maintain its influence and security in a dangerous and rapidly changing world. Based on Hulsman and Mitchell's groundbreaking and widely debated article, "Pax Corleone," The Godfather Doctrine explains for everyone why Francis Ford Coppola's epic story about a Mafia dynasty holds key insights for ensuring America's survival in the twenty-first century.

The Godfather S Revenge by Mark Winegardner

Title The Godfather s Revenge
Author Mark Winegardner
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2007-11-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 624
ISBN 1101211296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third and final installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family—one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema—achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president. In The Godfather's Revenge—authorized by the Puzo Estate—Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. A subordinate to Michael Corleone, New Orleans underboss Carlo Tramonti is publicly humiliated when the US Attorney General—President Danny Shea's brother—has him arrested and deported to Colombia. Tramonti eventually returns, hell-bent on settling scores, and triggers a series of events destined to change the course of American history. Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness—and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged. As the dramatic twists of The Godfather's Revenge take the reader from Las Vegas to Miami to New Orleans, from the power alleys of Washington, DC, to the remote jungles of Colombia, the puppet master behind the curtain remains Michael Corleone, the tortured prodigal son who is determined to redefine his family's legacy and make his father—the original Godfather—proud.

The Godfather S Daughter by Rita Gigante

Title The Godfather s Daughter
Author Rita Gigante
Publisher Hay House, Inc
Release Date 2012-09-18
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 402
ISBN 9781401938826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rita Gigante grew up in a world swirling with secrets, lies, and multiple sins. Her father, notorious Mafia boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, was the leader of the Genovese crime clan and the head of all five New York crime families for decades. But until she was 16, she was kept in the dark about his underworld activities. She unknowingly hung out at mob headquarters and witnessed her dad’s whispered meetings around the dinner table, but only knew what she was told by her mother and siblings about his odd behavior: Dad’s sick. Keep your mouth shut. Don’t talk about the family. Living with the family secret—and other shocking betrayals she was to uncover, then instructed to conceal—plunged Rita into emotional and physical turmoil for years. And then there was the blockbuster secret she herself kept hidden away: As the youngest girl in an old-fashioned, devout Catholic family, how could she confess to the unforgiving Godfather that she was a lesbian? They were all going to hell, she figured . . . unless she could find a way to embrace the truth and find redemption. In The Godfather’s Daughter, Rita details her spiritual journey as she unravels the mysteries of her family and herself, and learns what it means to live in the truth she finds. It’s a real-life father-daughter tale of betrayal and faith, violence and love—and how a young woman escaped from a spiraling darkness to reach the light. And in the end, with his daughter’s healing help, even the Godfather finally learns to live in the light and atone for his sins.