From left: producer al ruddy, marlon brando and francis ford coppola film vito's assassination attempt scene for the godfather when the film premiered on nbc over two nights from 9-11 pm. The godfather is a 1972 american crime film directed by francis ford coppola based on puzo's 1969 novel of the same name, the film stars marlon brando & al pacino as the leaders of a. The family was created by mario puzo and appears in his 1969 novel the godfather, as well as the acclaimed film trilogy of the same name directed by francis ford coppola the family was founded by vito corleone (born vito andolini), who is from corleone, sicily, in italy. Francis ford coppola said that once he convinced brando that the film wouldn't glorify the mafia, brando started transforming into vito corleone right before his eyes, popping cotton balls in his mouth and adapting the famous voice he used for the don.
Marlon brando on the set of the godfather directed by francis ford coppola, photo by steve schapiro the godfather don vito corleone you may have a family photo album, but it probably pales in comparison to the family's photo album. The godfather part ii is a 1974 american crime epic film and the sequel to the godfather (1972) directed by francis ford coppola, based on mario puzo's best-selling 1969 novel about corleone crime family, starring al pacino as michael corleone and robert de niro as vito corleone. A true cultural phenomenon the godfather trilogy is the benchmark for all cinematic storytelling francis ford coppola's masterful adaptation of mario puzo's novel chronicles the rise and fall of the corleone family in this gritty, celebrated and epic masterpiece.
The godfather is a 2012 american crime drama film based on the francis ford coppola is director of the same nameit is a remake of the 1972 film directed by seth grahame-smith and starring oscar issac, kevin spacey, edward james olmos and thandie newton. Winner of best picture, best adapted screenplay, and best actor (for marlon brando) during the 45th academy awards, francis ford coppola's 'the godfather' is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential (especially in the gangster genre) films of all time. The godfather 1972 | 175 min widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on mario puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful italian-american crime family of don vito corleone (marlon brando.
The shifting narrative of the godfather, part ii, tells the parallel stories of mob kingpin michael corleone (al pacino) in the late 1950s and his father vito's rise from a nine-year-old sicilian refugee at ellis island to a powerful figure in the 1920s underworld. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of the godfather in a rare reunion of the film's cast and director francis ford coppola at radio city music hall. When francis ford coppola brought up brando's name as a potential don vito corleone in the godfather, paramount balked because the actor had developed a terrible reputation for being notoriously difficult on set and was considered unbankable however, coppola insisted, and brando eventually won an oscar for his performance. The godfather: part ii (1974) in the continuing saga of the corleone crime family, a young vito corleone grows up in sicily and in 1910s new york in the 1950s, michael corleone attempts to expand the family business into las vegas, hollywood and cuba. The film's opening title card reads: mario puzo's the godfatherwhile the first strains of a trumpet solo of nino rota's godfather theme are heard on the soundtrack, the screen goes black, after which the action opens in the study of don vito corleone (marlon brando.
How much money did don fanucci want from young vito corleone in exchange for protection. The godfather, part ii is another brilliant francis ford coppola's direction for this film he went on to win the academy award for best director for this film he went on to win the academy award for best director. The godfather is a 1972 american crime drama directed by francis ford coppola and produced by albert s ruddy, based on mario puzo's best-selling novel of the same nameit stars marlon brando and al pacino as the leaders of a fictional new york crime family. The godfather the movie the godfather, made in 1974, details the corleone crime family in manhattan during the mid 1930s the don, vito corleone, played by marlon brando, leads his organization against a relentless narcotics push by a rival family, the sollozzos.
Francis ford coppola was born in detroit, michigan to carmine and italia coppola francis was the second of three children, the youngest being his sister talia shire he is widely acclaimed as one of hollywood 's most innovative and influential film directors. Francis ford coppola's academy award winning film, the godfather, was pacino's big break into hollywood, although it was indeed his third film the critically acclaimed crime drama, which. Movie directed by francis ford coppola cinematography by gordon willis gallery includes movie stills featuring al pacino as michael corleone, diane keaton as kay adams, marlon brando as don vito corleone, james caan as sonny corleone, robert duvall as tom hagen and talia shire as connie.
The early life and career of vito corleone in 1920s new york city is portrayed, while his son, michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate director: francis ford coppola stars: al pacino, robert de niro, robert duvall. Francis ford coppola was not the first choice to direct the godfather, paramount studios wanted sergio leone, but he turned it down to concentrate on his own gangster movie once upon a time in america. The godfather, the first film in the franchise, was released on march 15, 1972 the feature-length film was directed by francis ford coppola and based upon mario puzo's novel of the same name. The godfather part ii is a 1974 american crime film produced and directed by francis ford coppola from a screenplay co-written with mario puzo, starring al pacino and robert de niro it is the sequel to the 1972 film the godfather.