Ultimate Film Guides: The Godfather

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From a penniless director, a has-been star and a relatively unknown lead came a movie which own three Oscars.

  • Includes excerpts from original reviews of the film.
  • Provides a background including biographies of key cast and crew and a cultural context of the movie.
  • Looks at the production, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the movie.
Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Examine how The Godfather was Francis Ford Coppola's vision and how he achieved it through his casting decisions, his choice of location for filming and the use of light to create mood and atmosphere. Consider how by use of narrative, imagery, and cinematography, he is able to convey an atmosphere of the family as a close knit community and the characters as tragic figures. Find out what Marlon Brando brought to the role of Don Vito Corleone and how important the film was to Al Pacino's career. Get short biographies of Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Mario Puzo, the writer, and Robert Evans, who was head of production at Paramount. Get a bibliogrpahy of the books related to The Godfather, a listing of cinematic terms used and a filmography of Coppola. Written in an accessible manner, The Godfather is excellent reading for the movie fan and film student alike.

William Malyszko is the head of Film & Media studies at the Langley

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From a penniless director, a has been star and an unknown lead came a film that won three Oscars, generated an Oscar winning sequel and made a star of Al Pacino. The Godfather Enjoyed the film? Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. Examine how The Godfather was Coppola¿s vision and how he achieved it through his casting decisions, his choice of location for filming and the use of light to create mood and atmosphere. Consider how by use of narrative, imagery, and cinematography, Coppola is able to convey an atmosphere of the family as a close knit community and the characters as tragic figures. What did Marlon Brando bring to the role of Don Vito Corleone and how important was the film to Al Pacino¿s career? Satisfy your curiosity with the ultimate film guides. Read biographies of key players, critics reviews and finally see the film the director wanted you to see. ...don't be in the dark about film

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William Malyszko is the head of Film & Media studies at the Langley Park School (UK).

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