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The  Godfather  Saga


Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone           synopses & history

the films

the principals

Puzo's books
continuation

other related works

links



Synopses

           Days after

History of The Films
           Days after



The  Godfather  Films

"The Godfather" films on DVD & Blu-ray at Amazon
Paramount Pictures official 'Godfather' movies website

"The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration" [2008] on Blu-ray
The Godfather Coppola Restoration Blu-ray set   contains "The Godfather", "The Godfather, Part II" and "The Godfather, Part III"; with many extra features, including nine short films on 'The Godfather', additional scenes, The Corleone Family Tree & Corleone Family Timeline, "The Music of The Godfather", profiles on the filmmakers, photo galleries, storyboards & more
Paramount Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2008] 4 disks for $49.99

"The Godfather Collection" [1992]
Godfather Collxn   bonus disk on the DVD set contains 3+ hours of special features, including: documentaries & featurettes "The Godfather Family: A Look Inside", "Francis Coppola's Notebook", "On Location" (with production designer Dean Tavoularis),"The Godfather Behind The Scenes" [1971], "The Cinematography of The Godfather", "The Music of The Godfather", "Coppola and Puzo On Screenwriting", plus storyboards, photo galleries, trailers, The Corleone Family Tree & Corleone Family Timeline, filmmaker bios, and all of the extra footage found in the televised Godfather Saga & more
Paramount widescreen color DVD [10/2001] 5 disks - out of prodn/many used
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] 6 tapes / out of prodn/used
Paramount widescreen VHS [9/97] 6 tapes / out of prodn/used

"The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980" [Paramount 1992]
re-edited for TV in chronological order
DVD not available; Paramount color VHS [5/97] 5 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Coppola's Godfather Trilogy  
"Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy" [1999]
Edited by Nick Browne

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/99] for $22.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/99] for $70.00
Godfather Suite soundtrack album  "The Godfather Suite: Music Featured In The Godfather Trilogy"
[1992] Composed by Nino Rota & Carmine Coppola

Silva America soundtrack CD [4/92] 14 tracks for $11.97

"The Godfather"
[Paramount March 1972]
      
Godfather I on DVD  Godfather I on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Sterling Hayden, Talia Shire, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Gianni Russo & John Cazale; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script Adapatation, Best Actor (Brando), 8 other nominations; also won BAFTA (music), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1990; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005); at end of 2011, holds #23 box office ranking, at 78,922,600 tickets
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $12.99
Part I credits from IMDb Part I movie entry at Wikipedia

listen to/watch 'Godfather I' music performed by Orkester Mandolina Ljubljana [7:52] on YouTube

"The Godfather Part II"
[Paramount Dec 1974]
            
Godfather II on DVD  Godfather II on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo & G.D. Spradlin; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Supporting Actor (DeNiro), Best Music, Best Art Direction, 5 other nominations; also won BAFTA Best Actor (Pacino), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1993; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $10.99
Part II credits from IMDb Part II movie entry at Wikipedia

listen to 'Godfather II' remastered soundtrack album [38:09] on YouTube

"The Godfather Part III"
[Paramount Dec 1990]
Godfather III on DVD  Godfather III on VHS   Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Raf Vallone & Al Martino; 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture & Best Director {beat out by "Dances With Wolves"}
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount Director's Cut color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD [12/90] for $9.98
Part III credits from IMDb Part III movie entry at Wikipedia

listen to 'Godfather III' soundtrack album [54:06] on YouTube


The  Principals


co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "Patton" [1970]  co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather" [1972]  won Oscar for Best Picture for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]  won Oscar for Best Director for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]  co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]     Magic Lantern's
Francis Ford Coppola  Page

received 14 Oscar nominations [1971-1991];
won in 1971, 1973 & 1975 (three)

Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page


co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather" [1972]  co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]    Mario Puzo  [1920-99]
Mario Puzo Bookstore at Amazon IMDb listing [1972-2006] Wikipedia

'The Official Mario Puzo Library' website


won shared Oscar for Best Original Music Score in "The Godfather, Part II" [1975]    composer Carmine Coppola  [1910-91]
browse 7 music albums IMDb listing Wikipedia
received 2 Oscar nominations [1975 & 1991]; won in 1975

won shared Oscar for Best Original Music Score in "The Godfather, Part II" [1975]    composer Nino Rota  [1911-79]
browse 74 music albums IMDb listing Wikipedia
received 2 Oscar nominations [1973 & 1975]; won in 1975


won Oscar for Best Actor in "On The Waterfront" [1954]  won Oscar for Best Actor in "The Godfather" [1972]    Marlon Brando  [1924-2004]
browse Marlon Brando on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia
received 8 Oscar nominations [1952-1990]; won in 1955 & 1973


James Caan
browse James Caan on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia

Robert De Niro
browse Robert DeNiro on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia

Robert Duvall
browse Robert Duvall on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia

Andy Garcia

Diane Keaton
browse Diane Keaton on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia

Al Pacino
browse Al Pacino on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia

Talia Shire
browse Talia Shire on DVD IMDb listing Wikipedia


The  Godfather  Books

Mario Puzo [1920-99] entry at Wikipedia
all books by Mario Puzo
'The Official Mario Puzo Library' website

Godfather novel book by Mario Puzo  "The Godfather" [1969 bestseller] by Mario Puzo
Signet pb [12/95] for $7.99
NAL 8x5½ pb [3/2002] for $11.20
Putnam 8¾x6 hardcover [6/69] for $17.47
Brilliance UNABR audio [10/2001] for $20.97
Penton Overseas ABR audio [10/96] for $24.95
B&B ABR audio CD [4/2001] for $39.95
Puzo's Godfather Papers book by Mario Puzo  
"The Godfather Papers & Other Confessions" [1972]
by Mario Puzo

Putnam hardcover [1/72] out of print/used
Sicilian  "The Sicilian" [1984] by Mario Puzo
Michael Corleone, ending his exile in Sicily, is ordered to bring
a local bandit back to America with him.

Ballantine pb [5/2001] for $7.99
S&S hardcover [5/87] out of print/used
Bookcassette UNABR audio [8/85] for $13.97


Continuation  of  The  Saga

Los Angeles Times
Saturday 8 February 2003

Calendar Section [page E-2]

Corleone family saga continues  [from Associated Press]
       A new name has entered the house of the Corleones: Mark Winegardner, a fiction writer whose previous subjects include baseball, Cleveland and organized crime, has won a contest to continue the saga of Mario Puzo's fictional crime family.
       The decision, made by Random House and the Puzo literary estate, was announced Friday morning on NBC's "Today" show.
       "The Godfather Returns" is tentatively scheduled to come out in the fall of 2004.
       "There are many stories left to tell," said Winegardner, 41, director of the creative writing program at Florida State University. His books include the baseball novel "Prophet of The Sandlots" and "Crooked River Burning," a class-conscious story set in Cleveland.


The Godfather Returns novel by Mark Winegardner  "The Godfather Returns" [2004]
by Mark Winegardner

Ballantine mass pb [8/2005] for $7.99
Random House 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/used
Random House UNABR audio CD [11/2004] out of prodn/used
aka "The Godfather: The Lost Years, 1955-65" [2004]
Arrow mass pb [2005] out of print/used
William Heinemann Ltd. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/used

Godfather's Revenge by Winegardner  "The Godfather's Revenge" [2006]
by Mark Winegardner

Signet mass pb [11/2007] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2006] for $17.13
Penguin UNABR audio CD [11/2006] for $26.37


Family Corleone novel by Ed Falco  "The Family Corleone: The Prequel To The Godfather" [2012]
by Ed Falco

'A new novel based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo' - A deeper look at the intertwined lives of Luca Brasi and Vito Corleone, circa 1933, explaining much of the background for Don Corleone's family, including Sonny, Michael, Fredo, Connie, and Tom Hagen.
Kindle Edition from Hachette Book Group [5/2012] for $14.99
Random House Export 9x6 pb [5/2012] out of print/used
Grand Central Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2012] for $15.99


Other  Related  Works

The Oddfather comic novel by Sol Weinstein & Howard Albrecht  "The Oddfather" [1973]
by Sol Weinstein & Howard Albrecht

"The outrageous story of Don Guido Provolone ... and his whole fun-loving Mafia family."
Pinnacle mass pb [2/73] out of print/used
Pinnacle mass pb [2/73] out of print/used
Godfather Legacy  "The Godfather Legacy" [1997] by Harlan Lebo
behind-the-scenes look at filmmaker Coppola's creation of the Godfather Trilogy
from Puzo's novels; 125 photos

Fireside 9¼x7½ pb [rev 10/2005] for $11.68
Fireside 9x7½ pb [3/97] out of print/many used
Bonanno The Youngest Godfather tv movie  "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story" [Hallmark/Showtime tv miniseries July 1999]
aka "The Youngest Godfather"

The 'true story' of Joseph Bonnano [1905-2002], who became boss of New York City's Maranzano crime family at age 26. Directed by Michel Poulette; teleplay by Thomas Michael Donnelly; starring Bruce Ramsay, Tony Nardi & Martin Landau (each as Bonanno at different ages), Guido Grasso Jr., Costas Mandylor, Edward James Olmos, Vince Corazza, Robert Loggia, Zachary Bennett & Philip Bosco
Platinum Disc color DVD [2/2005] for $6.99
Live/Artisan color VHS [8/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
The Godfather and American Culture book by Christian K. Messenger  
"The Godfather and American Culture: How The Corleones Became Our Gang [2002]
by Christian K. Messenger, PhD

SUNY Press 9x6 pb [5/2002] for $29.95
SUNY Press 9½x6 hardcover [5/2002] for $72.56
Godfather video game from Electronic Arts  "The Godfather" video game from Electronic Arts [2006]
for Playstation 2 [5/2008] for $19.79
Don's Edition for Playstation 3 [3/2007] out of prodn/used
for Xbox [9/2006] for $29.79
for Windows XP [3/2006] out of prodn/used
Blackhand Edition for Nintendo Wii [undated] out of prodn/used
game credits at IMDb
"The Godfather Game Strategy Guide" book [2006] by David Hodgson
Prima 10¾x8½ pb [3/2006] for $13.59
Prima for Xbox360/PSP 10¾x8½ pb [9/2006] for $14.99
Godfather Doctrine book by Hulsman & Mitchell  
"The Godfather Doctrine: A Foreign Policy Parable" [2009]
by John C. Hulsman & A. Wess Mitchell

Princeton Univ Press hardcover [2/2009] for $9.95
Godfather Legacy 2012 documentary from History Channel  "The Godfather Legacy" documentary [History Channel July 2012]
Co-written & directed by Kevin Burns; narrated by Michael Imperioli; featuring producer Albert S. Ruddy, writer-director Francis Ford Coppola; actors James Caan, Talia Shire, Al Pacino, Gianni Russo, Joe Mantegna & {actor not Alex Rocco?}; and writers & others Harlan Lebo, Chris Messenger, Eliot Spitzer, Peter Bart, Dr. Jonathan Young
DVD/Blu-ray available Sept 2012 not yet listed at IMDb
watch [1:28:31] free online at History Channel {with commercials}


L i n k s
'The Godfather' Wiki website
'The Godfather' novel entry at Wikipedia
'The Godfather' movie posters at AllPosters.com
Paramount Pictures official 'Godfather' movies website


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