The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me (Hardcover)

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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 recei...

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Tom Santopietro is the author of The Importance of Being Barbra, Considering Doris Day (A NY Times Editor’s Choice) and Sinatra in Hollywood. He has worked for the past twenty years in New York theater as a manager of more than two dozen Broadway shows.
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.

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ISBN 9781250005137
Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Format Hardcover
Pages 326
Publisher Date 2012-01-31 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 0.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle Changing Hollywood, America, and Me
Audience General/trade
Authors Santopietro, Tom

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