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Annotated Godfather: The Complete Screenplay with Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts Paperback – August 1, 2009
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This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film.
The Godfather is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, from its brilliant cinematic innovations and its memorable, oft-quoted script to it magnificent cast, including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan, and others who are now among the most celebrated actors of our time. And yet, the history of its making is so colorful, so chaotic, that one cannot help but marvel at the seemingly insurmountable odds it overcame to become a true cinematic masterpiece, a film that continues to captivate us decades after its release.
Now, thirty-five years after The Godfather's highly anticipated debut, comes this fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay. Virtually every scene is examined including:
- Fascinating commentary on technical details about the filming and shooting locations
- Tales from the set, including the arguments, the accidents, and the practical jokes
- Profiles of the actors and stories of how they were cast
- Deleted scenes that never made the final cut
- Goofs and gaffes that did
- And much more
Interviews with former Paramount executives, cast and crew membersfrom the producer to the makeup artistand director Francis Ford Coppola round out the commentary and shed new light on everything you thought you knew about this most influential film. The more than 200 photographs from the film, from behind-the-scenes, and from the cutting room floor make this a visual feast for every Godfather fan.
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Let me start by looking at the design of the book itself. It's paperback, but it's very nice quality. The pages are easy to flip through without moving through multiple at once, and the flashy red design of the outside cover would make it a good piece to put on a table or shelf as decoration. However, when buying, take note that the book is quite large. It was a bit surprising when I first received it.
Of course, the book design isn't that important here, the book is. The book has not only the script, but pictures from the film and little text boxes to either side of it, making it quite an interesting thing to look at. The pictures are mainly in little clusters, and they are both in color and black and white. There's information about the shooting of the movie, problems in production, and even profiles of the actors, and the overall time and effort this book shows is enough to make it essential for any Godfather fan.
In conclusion, if you buy a different book or find the screenplay online, you just aren't going to receive the detail and general beauty that this book has. The pictures, tidbits, and everything else pulls you in and makes you feel like a part of the process, not just an outside observer. Though you have many options for finding this screenplay, this is the most captivating, and because of that, I believe it deserves five stars.
I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase .
i am docking one star, though , for Kindle formatting issues in one of the appendices listing the actors.