The Godfather (1972)
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The Godfather is a 175-minute duration crime movie from America that was released during 1972. The movie was produced by Albert S. Ruddy, a Canadian-born television and film producer and directed by an American film producer, director and screenwriter, Francis Ford Coppola, and the screenplay was performed by Coppola and Mario Puzo, an Italian American writer and screenwriter.
The story of the movie spans the period 1945-55, starring Al Pacino, who was a filmmaker and an actor from America, and Marlon Brando, an American one-time director and actor, as the heads of a fictional crime family of New York. The movie focuses on the change of Michael Corleone, an imaginary character, from unwilling family outsider to cruel Mafia boss while narrating the Corleones, the fictitious Mafia family of Sicily under the patriarch Vito Andolini Corleone, an imaginary character.
The movie was derived from the greatest-selling novel, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, who is also the screenwriter of the movie. The movie is widely considered as one among the greatest films in the cinema world, and it is regarded as one among the most powerful, particularly in the criminal genre. It is ranked second to Citizen Kane produced by the American Film Institute during 2007, it was chosen for conservation during 1990 in the National Film Registry of the United States. The movie was the top grossing picture ever produced, and continues the box office innovator of the year 1972.
Production of the movie
The movie work first came to the notice of Paramount Pictures during 1967 as an uncompleted 60-page script. Peter Bart, the Paramount executive considered it was much ahead of a Mafia tale and the Paramount Pictures made Mario Puzo an offer to select, the filming rights. Against the advice of his agent, Puzo time-honored the deal, and the studio used their option to adapt the story during 1969.
Direction of the movie
While many directors were considered, Robert Evans, the production chief of the Paramount Pictures required an Italian American, to craft the film ethnic to the nucleus. Sergio Leone, an Italian movie director, screenwriter and producer, was the first option, but he refused it to work as he was on his individual gangster movie “Once Upon a Time in America”. Then, Peter Bogdanovich, an American movie historian, writer, director, actor, critic and producer, was offered the work, but he was not at all interested in the mafia, and totally 12 directors refused to undertake the direction of The Godfather movie.
Peter Bart considered Coppola would labor within their undersized budget of $2.5 million, and Coppola turned him down as he was postpone by the novel, but with his American Zoetrope film studio in liability and his personal monetary position weak, he took the counsel of friends and family and upturned himself. Paramount Pictures publicized the signing of Coppola as director of the movie on the 28th of September 1970.
Nominations and awards
The movie was for a time the maximum grossing movie ever made, and continues the box office innovator for the 1972 year. That year, the movie won three Oscar awards for the Best Actor, awarded to Brando, Best Picture and in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Coppola and Puzo. The nominations of the movie in seven other categories included James Caan, Pacino and Coppola for Best Director and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor. The achievement spawned two follow-ups, such as The Godfather Second Part during 1974, and The Godfather Third Part during 1990.