The Godfather

Author: Mario Puzo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448106899
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Fiction

Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, areasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.

Sequenzanalyse Die Taufsequenz aus The Godfather Der Pate

Author: Elsa Kremser
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640511747
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1, Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg in Ludwigsburg (Film und Medien), Veranstaltung: Sequenzanlyse, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: DER PATE steht in der Filmgeschichte als Paradeexemplar fur diverse filmwissenschaftliche Theorien ganz vorne. Dieser wegweisende Film ist zum anhaltenden Publikumsliebling geworden und in die Filmgeschichte eingegangen. Die Taufsequenz ist der furiose Hohepunkt dieses monumentalen Filmwerks mit 175 Minuten. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird der Aufbau sowie die gestalterischen Feinheiten der Taufsequenz aus DER PATE von Francis F. Coppola aus dem Jahr 1972 analysiert. Der Film steht selbstredend als Ganzes und somit die ist dessen Kenntnis die Voraussetzung fur die Lekture dieser Sequenzanalyse. Im Detail wird bei der Analyse zuerst ein Blick auf den formalen Aufbau von Bild- und Tonschnitt geworfen, im Speziellen sind das der Bildschnitt und die damit zusammenhangende Kameraarbeit sowie der Einsatz und das Timing von Dialogen und Musik. Darauf folgend werden die metaphorischen Ebenen aufgeschlusselt, die man in der Taufsequenz finden kann. Es wird dabei auf die symbolische Bedeutung der Taufe an sich, und im speziellen die Lichtstimmungen in Bezug auf die Dramaturgie eingegangen. Durch die Aufschlusselung der Elemente bildet sich die Moglichkeit zur differenzierten Interpretation dieser detailreichen Sequenz. Im Resumee werden diese Faktoren nochmals zusammengefasst und in Relation zur Haltung des Rezipienten gestellt."

Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather Trilogy

Author: Nick Browne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521559502
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts

The Godfather trilogy is among the most significant works of Hollywood cinema of the last quarter century. They provide a richly complex look at a whole segment of American life and culture spanning almost the whole century. In six essays, written especially for this volume, The Godfather trilogy is re-examined from a variety of perspectives. Providing analyses on the form and significance of Coppola's achievement, they demonstrate how the filmmaker revised the conventions of the American crime film in the Viet Nam era, his treatment of the capitalism of the criminal underworld and its inherent violence, the power struggles within Hollywood over the film, and the contribution of opera to the epic force and cinematic style of Coppola's vision of an American criminal dynasty. The Godfather articulates the themes, styles, mythologies, performances, and underlying cultural values that have made the film a modern classic.

Der Pate

Author: Mario Puzo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644459519
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Fiction

Ein mitreißender Mafia-Thriller Der kleine Vito entkommt als Einziger einem Massaker in seinem Heimatort auf Sizilien. Er flieht nach New York und wird als Erwachsener zum gefürchteten Paten der amerikanischen Mafia. Aber ihn beherrscht nur ein Gedanke: Er will den Mord an seiner Familie rächen. «Im New York der 30er Jahre haben einige italienische Großfamilien die Stadt unter sich aufgeteilt. Wetten, Bestechung und Schmuggel gehören zu den krummen Geschäften der Männer, die ihrem Paten Don Vito Corleone absolute Treue geschworen haben. Alles läuft nach den festen Regeln der ehrenwerten Gesellschaft ab – bis ein Bandenkrieg ausbricht. Mario Puzo beschreibt das Bandenmilieu detailgetreu und unheimlich mitreißend. Keine Angst vor den vielen Seiten, die hat man in null Komma nix gelesen.» (Brigitte)

Godfather and American Culture The

Author: Chris Messenger
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791488706
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.

Der Pate

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:936053255
Release Date: 2015
Genre:

Der kleine Vito Corleone entkommt als einziger einem Massaker in seinem Heimatort auf Sizilien. Er flieht nach New York und wird später zum gefürchteten Paten der amerikanischen Mafia. Aber ihn beherrscht nur ein Gedanke: Er will den Mord an seiner Familie rächen. Der mitreissende Mafia-Thriller - auch als Film mit Marlon Brando ein Welterfolg

The Godfather The Lost Years

Author: Mark Winegardner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409049616
Release Date: 2010-10-31
Genre: Fiction

'The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete,' begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, 'until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States.' The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life. The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there.

The Godfather Notebook

Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781942872313
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Performing Arts

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

The James Brown Reader

Author: Nelson George
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440637346
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Music

Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.

Screening the Mafia

Author: George S. Larke-Walsh
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456132
Release Date: 2010-04-06
Genre: Performing Arts

The "post-classic" era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO televisio.

The Godfather Effect

Author: Tom Santopietro
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429952620
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

The Godfather The Game Xbox 360 PSP

Author: David S. J. Hodgson
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 9780761553687
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: Games

* Pull out map poster - this huge poster shows every area in the game plus, on the back, a flowchart of the games chapters and story lines * Full Walkthrough - Tips for completing every objective and mini-mission. The game is big and the route to success is long, Prima helps players every step of the way, including the new missions for Xbox 360 and the PSP game. * Increase Your Power - Full info on increasing your respect and character class. Respect is very important and Prima knows how to get it.

The Godfather

Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN:
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Film sequels

Francis Ford Coppola directs this Oscar-winning crime drama starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. It is 1958 and Michael Corleone (Pacino) has now fully embraced the trappings of a mafia boss, leading to conflict with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton). As he attempts to expand his crime empire, he thinks of his late father Vito's rise to power in New York during the 1920s, but all of Michael's attempts to emulate Vito and do the best for his family only pulls them further apart. Robert De Niro plays the young Vito in flashbacks to hi.