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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; New edition edition (November 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836548887
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836548885
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.4 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's dangerous to be an honest man." (Michael Corleone, Godfather III)"

About the Author

Steve Schapiro is a distinguished journalistic photographer whose pictures have graced the covers of Vanity Fair, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, Look, Paris Match, and People, and are found in many museum collections. He has published five books of his work, American Edge, Schapiro's Heroes, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver and Then and Now. In Hollywood he has worked on more than 200 motion pictures; his most famous film posters are for Midnight Cowboy, Taxi Driver, Parenthood, and The Godfather Part III.

Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.

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Makes the moving pictures still on a pedestal.
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Weighing in at around 6.5 lbs and measuring 10"x15" the hardcover ALBUM is crammed full of 100s of photos throughout its 424 pages, covering all three films.
J. G. Malta
Also inside comments / insite about various scenes, where parts of the movie were filmed.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ralf Marczinczik on January 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Sooner or later, Taschen will put out a smaller and cheaper version of this book, like they did with their Kubrick book.
But this Edition is a wonder to behold: printed of heavy stock paper, very high quality printing, it is itself a piece of art.
Well worth the money.
And the photos?
Well they are the best stills and behind the scenes photos of the three films that you are likely to get.
Lot's of them I have never seen before- and there is one of Mr. Coppola and his mother dressed up the same as him, that is simply priceless!
Everything about the godfather films has allready been written, but the Essays and interviews in this book are a fine reminder why we fell in love with those films in the first place.
The signed bookplate is a transparend page right in front of the book and states that there are only 1200 of these books around (plus 200 artist proofs). If you are a serious collector- this is the book to get, since I am pretty sure, it's price will only rise over the years.
It comes in a clothboud case with wonderful halfleather-binding.
But beware: if you plan to read it in bed- you might need some kind of contraption to hold it- otherwise you might suffocate, because this is one heavy book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gary Vidmar on July 19, 2010
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Arguably the greatest American film(s) of the last century, Coppola's trilogy is beautifully covered by Shapiro's still work during the shoot; and there's plenty of text to satisfy those who want to delve deeper. The volume itself is a heavy-duty one, and it exhibits TASCHEN's usual high-quality craftsmenship, albeit smaller and more practical than the original limited-edition versions. This colorful, exciting volume is well worth the price in this general-release edition, and will probably be out of print relatively quickly (as were the very-expensive, original art editions).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gail Rossow on July 22, 2010
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This is an absolutely beautiful book, with entertaining text and gorgeous photography. It's the perfect gift for any Godfather fan. But be warned - it's very large and very heavy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Malta on January 22, 2011
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THE GODFATHER FAMILY ALBUM is a must-have for Godfather fans. Weighing in at around 6.5 lbs and measuring 10"x15" the hardcover ALBUM is crammed full of 100s of photos throughout its 424 pages, covering all three films. There are photos, large and small, from the film itself as well as from Steve Schapiro's behind-the-scenes collection. Many you've seen before, and many you likely haven't, all with captions and various quotes from the movies and cast/crew mixed in. This is not merely a picture book, however. Also included are excerpts from:

The Making of The Godfather (from Mario Puzo's The Godfather Papers & Other Confessions, 1972)
Interview with Marlon Brando (Life, 1972)
"Al Pacino: An Actor Who Believes in Taking Chances" (Show, 1971)
"The Making of The Godfather--Sort of a Home Movie" (NYT, 1971)
Retrospective Interviews by Peter Biskind (Premiere, 1997)
Coppola and The Godfather (Sight and Sound, 1972)
Interview With Al Pacino (Playboy, 1979)
Interview with Francis Ford Coppola (Newsweek, 1974)
Interview with Francis Ford Coppola (Playboy, 1975)
Interview with Francis Ford Coppola (NYT, 1974)
"Godfather III" (Life, 1990)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Clarke on August 3, 2010
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This Album is full of incredible photos to remind you how awesome the Godfather movies were! Looking at this book made me want to watch the movies once again - many rare and unusual cast photos for fans! Don't miss this if you are a fan!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlene on April 24, 2014
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You need this for your Godfather collectibles. It's fantastic and the most complete documentation yet. Lots of unknown facts and stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas D. Hatch on April 18, 2014
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There has been MUCH written about this classic since it debuted in 1972, but this "Album" is a tribute to the STORY of the Godfather family and movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabi44 on March 31, 2013
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A brilliant display of beautiful pictures with every one of your favourite quotes . A Masterpiece of Photography were every picture compels you into the world of italian family Tradition.
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