The Godfather Effect

The Godfather Effect

Changing Hollywood, America, and Me

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250005137
1250005132
Branch Call Number: 791.4375 SA59
Characteristics: 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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