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Author: Paul Duncan
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 382283730X
Book Pages: 444
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Never-before-seen photos of Coppola's masterpiece Selections from photographer Steve Schapiro's archives provide an insider's view of the making of the legendary trilogy.This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro. Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema's most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, he immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, selected from Schaprio's archives. This lavish, limited edition book allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes in the world of making film history.


Author: Steve Schapiro
Genre: Art
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 3836524309
Book Pages: 417
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

As a photographer on the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Trilogy", Steve Schapiro had the experience of witnessing legendary actors giving some of their most memorable performances. This book includes Schapiro's photographs from all three "Godfather" films. It contains over 400 color and black & white images.


Author: Paul Duncan
Genre:
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 3836580640
Book Pages: 512
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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...


Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781942872313
Book Pages: 784
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

THE PUBLISHING SENSATION OF THE YEAR FOR EVERY FILM FAN The never-before-published edition of Francis Ford Coppola’s notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world’s most iconic films. The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook. This publication will change the way the world views the iconic film—and the process of filmmaking at large. A must-have book of the season. Nothing like it has ever been published before


Author: Nick Browne
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521559502
Book Pages: 191
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The essays in this volume reexamine Coppola's The Godfather trilogy from a variety of perspectives.


Author: Amy Taubin
Genre: Art
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781838718442
Book Pages: 88
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Paul Schrader was in meltdown in 1972. Drinking heavily, living in his car, he was hospitalised with a gastric ulcer. There he read about Arthur Bremer's attempt to assassinate Alabama Governor George Wallace: the story was the germ of his screenplay for Taxi Driver (1976). Executives at Columbia hated the script, but when Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, who were flying high after the triumphs of Mean Streets (1973) and The Godfather Part II (1974), signed up, Taxi Driver became too good a package to refuse. Scorsese transformed the script into what is now considered one of the two or three definitive films of the 1970s. De Niro is mesmerising as Travis Bickle – pent-up, bigoted, steadily slipping into psychosis, the personification of American masculinity post-Vietnam. Cybill Shepherd and Jodie Foster give fine support and Scorsese brought in Bernard Herrmann, the greatest of film composers, to write what turned out to be his last score. Crucially, Scorsese rooted Taxi Driver in its New York locations, tuning the film's violence into the hard reality of the city. Technically thrilling though it is, Taxi Driver is profoundly disturbing – finding, as Amy Taubin shows, racism, misogyny and gun fetishism at the heart of American culture. In her foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Amy Taubin considers Taxi Driver anew in the context of contemporary politics of race and masculinity in the US, and draws on an exclusive interview with Robert De Niro about his memories of making the film.


Author: Tom Santopietro
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429952620
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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.


Author: Paul Duncan
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 3836542676
Book Pages: 600
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Bond, James Bond." Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide. This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fl


Author: Paul Duncan
Genre: Performing Arts
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 3836566842
Book Pages: 688
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Meet the inventor of modern horror. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff's dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976's swan song Family Plot, we trace the filmmaker's entire life and career. With a detailed entry for each of Hitchcock's 53 movies, this book combines insightful texts, updated photography, and an illustrated list of all the master's cameos.


Author: Gil Scott-Heron
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9780802194435
Book Pages: 337
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

In a musical career spanning five decades, from Small Talk at a 125th and Lenox (1970) to I’m New Year (2010), Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011) released twenty albums and many seminal singles including "The Revolution Will Not be Televised," "Home is Where the Hatred Is," "Winter in America," "B Movie" "Johannesburg" and "Lady Day and John Coltrane." He was also the author of three previous books—two novels, The Vulture (1970) and The Nigger Factory (1972) and Now and Then, The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron.