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The Godfather

The Godfather
The classic bestseller that inspired the legendary film

by Mario Puzo

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-11-30
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1448106893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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_________________________________ 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.

The Godfather

The Godfather
A Book

by Mario Puzo

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 595
  • ISBN : 0099528126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Godfather

The Godfather
50th Anniversary Edition

by Mario Puzo

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-10-04
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1101043113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. A #1 New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream. With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson

The Godfather Classic Quotes

The Godfather Classic Quotes
A Book

by Carlo De Vito

  • Publisher : Cider Mill Press
  • Release : 2007-11-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1933662832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is the classic collection of quotes from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time and one of the most popular: on its 35th anniversary, it continues to be a top earner on video and DVD. But what has made this classic so compelling is the unique Corleone wit and wisdom. Every fan will want to own this officially licensed, completely fascinating anthology of memorable words from the film. It features a great selection of famous quotes from the “Family,” from the Don’s unforgettable “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” to Clemenza’s infamous, “Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.” Every sharp and witty line will bring back a memory of this great movie—and that makes it a perfect gift for every Godfather aficionado. Who would dare to resist? TM and © 2007 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy
A Book

by Nick Browne

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1999-11-13
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780521559508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essays in this volume reexamine Coppola's The Godfather trilogy from a variety of perspectives.

The Godfather Returns

The Godfather Returns
A Book

by Mark Winegardner,Mario Puzo

  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9780375433887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A 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. (General Fiction)

The Godfather: The Lost Years

The Godfather: The Lost Years
A Book

by Mark Winegardner

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-10-31
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1409049612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brought to you by Penguin. 'The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete,' begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, 'until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States.' The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life. The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there. © Mark Winegardner 2004 (P) Penguin Audio 2005

The Godfather's Revenge

The Godfather's Revenge
A Book

by Mark Winegardner

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-02-29
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1448135877
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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...

Steve Schapiro. the Godfather Family Album - 40th Anniversary Edition

Steve Schapiro. the Godfather Family Album - 40th Anniversary Edition
A Book

by Paul Duncan

  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release : 2020-08-15
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9783836580649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As special photographer on the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather trilogy, Steve Schapiro had the remarkable experience of witnessing legendary actors giving some of their most memorable performances. This book gathers more than 300 of Schapiro's finest photographs to take us behind the scenes of this epic and inimitable...

The Godfather

The Godfather
A Book

by Jon Lewis

  • Publisher : British Film Institute
  • Release : 2010-10-26
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781844572922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success - as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis's study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfather's place within the crime and gangster film genre. Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film.

The Godfather Legacy

The Godfather Legacy
The Untold Story of the Making of the Classic Godfather Trilogy Featuring Never-Before-Published Production Stills

by Harlan Lebo

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-10-25
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0743287770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Godfather Effect

The Godfather Effect
Changing Hollywood, America, and Me

by Tom Santopietro

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-01-31
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1429952628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 and American Culture

The Godfather and American Culture
How the Corleones Became "Our Gang"

by Chris Messenger

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2002-04-25
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780791453582
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

The Godfather's Daughter

The Godfather's Daughter
A Book

by Rita Gigante,Natasha Stoynoff

  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release : 2012-09-18
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 1401938825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Godfather and Sicily

The Godfather and Sicily
Power, Honor, Family, and Evil

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2021-07-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1438484321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence. 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. Raymond Angelo Belliotti is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at State University College at Fredonia. His many books include Power: Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance and Machiavelli’s Secret: The Soul of the Statesman, both also published by SUNY Press.

A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's "The Godfather"

A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-06-29
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 1410346927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

In the Godfather Garden

In the Godfather Garden
The Long Life and Times of Richie "the Boot" Boiardo

by Richard Linnett

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2013-04-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0813560624
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the Godfather Garden is the true story of the life of Richie “the Boot” Boiardo, one of the most powerful and feared men in the New Jersey underworld. The Boot cut his teeth battling the Jewish gang lord Abner Longy Zwillman on the streets of Newark during Prohibition and endured to become one of the East Coast’s top mobsters, his reign lasting six decades. To the press and the police, this secretive Don insisted he was nothing more than a simple man who enjoyed puttering about in his beloved vegetable garden on his Livingston, New Jersey, estate. In reality, the Boot was a confidante and kingmaker of politicians, a friend of such celebrities as Joe DiMaggio and George Raft, an acquaintance of Joseph Valachi—who informed on the Boot in 1963—and a sworn enemy of J. Edgar Hoover. The Boot prospered for more than half a century, remaining an active boss until the day he died at the age of ninety-three. Although he operated in the shadow of bigger Mafia names across the Hudson River (think Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, a cofounder of the Mafia killer squad Murder Inc. with Jacob “Gurrah” Shapiro), the Boot was equally as brutal and efficient. In fact, there was a mysterious place in the gloomy woods behind his lovely garden—a furnace where many thought the Boot took certain people who were never seen again. Richard Linnett provides an intimate look inside the Boot’s once-powerful Mafia crew, based on the recollections of a grandson of the Boot himself and complemented by never-before-published family photos. Chronicled here are the Prohibition gang wars in New Jersey as well as the murder of Dutch Schultz, a Mafia conspiracy to assassinate Newark mayor Kenneth Gibson, and the mob connections to several prominent state politicians. Although the Boot never saw the 1972 release of The Godfather, he appreciated the similarities between the character of Vito Corleone and himself, so much so that he hung a sign in his beloved vegetable garden that read “The Godfather Garden.” There’s no doubt he would have relished David Chase’s admission that his muse in creating the HBO series The Sopranos was none other than “Newark’s erstwhile Boiardo crew.”

Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy

Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy
A Film Score Guide

by Franco Sciannameo

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2010-10-11
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1461664241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of Kathmandu

The Godfather of Kathmandu
A Royal Thai Detective Novel (4)

by John Burdett

  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release : 2010-01-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 030727294X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sonchai Jitpleecheep—John Burdett’s inimitable Royal Thai Police detective with the hard-bitten demeanor and the Buddhist soul—is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru. There are, however, obstacles in Sonchai’s path to nirvana. Police Colonel Vikorn has just named Sonchai his consigliere (he’s been studying The Godfather on DVD): to troubleshoot, babysit, defuse, procure, reconnoiter—do whatever needs to be done in Vikorn’s ongoing battle with Army General Zinna for control of Bangkok’s network of illegal enterprises. And though Tietsin is enlightened and (eerily) charismatic, he also has forty million dollars’ worth of heroin for sale. If Sonchai truly wants to be an initiate into Tietsin’s “apocalyptic Buddhism,” he has to pull off a deal that will bring Vikorn and Zinna to the same side of the table. Further complicating the challenge is Tara: a Tantric practitioner who captivates Sonchai with her remarkable otherworldly techniques. Here is Sonchai put to the extreme test—as a cop, as a Buddhist, as an impossibly earthbound man—in John Burdett’s most wildly inventive, darkly comic, and wickedly entertaining novel yet.

The arrest of the godfather of the drug world: Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’

The arrest of the godfather of the drug world: Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’

by J.D. Rockefeller

  • Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
  • Release : 2016-05-02
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When we talk about the lord of all the drug lords in the world, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman comes top in the list. He is one of the richest and most influential drug lords in the world and was the former leader of the famous Sinaloa Cartel, a powerful criminal organization that was named after the place it was formed, the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa. He is widely known around the world as a top drug kingpin in Mexico and the most powerful drug lord/ trafficker in the world by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Just like the old saying goes, a drug lord has many connections and ways to escape from real danger. There were many attempts made by the government to end the illegal activities and wrongdoings of El Chapo, but with no success. Joaquin Guzman was untouchable before, most especially when he was still leading the Sinaloa Cartel, which transported multi-ton cocaine and drug shipments from Colombia through Mexico and down to the United States, which is the world’s top consumer of cocaine.