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The Godfather effect : changing Hollywood, America, and me

Author: Tom Santopietro
Publisher: New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forty years after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Santopietro
ISBN: 9781250005137 1250005132
OCLC Number: 740628844
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Don Vito in Hollywood --
Spring 1992 --
Ancestral voices --
From La Via Vecchia to L'America --
The lure of the Corleones --
Forefathers on film --
Godfather cinema --
Frank Sinatra --
La Famiglia (di Santopietro, Corleone, e Coppola) --
The Godfather: part II --
Patriarchy --
Religion, death, and grief --
The Godfather: part III --
The shadow of The Godfather --
Godfather: part IV? --
March 3, 1902.
Responsibility: Tom Santopietro.
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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.  Read more...

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..". a beautiful narrative of the way pop culture shapes our self-image." -"The Hollywood Reporter" "Slickly told... it's the connections with family that give it a center as sweet as cannoli cream." Read more...

 
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