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The Godfather Jon Lewis

The Godfather

Jon Lewis

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ISBN : 9781844572922
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96 pages
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Francis Ford CoppolasThe Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success- as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed HollywoodMoreFrancis Ford Coppolas The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success - as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever.  Jon Lewiss study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywoods dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfathers place within the crime and gangster film genre.  Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film.