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The Book Godfather and American Culture The
The Author Chris Messenger
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2012-02-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 352
ISBN 9780791488706
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A comprehensive look at a classic work of popular fiction and its hold on the American imagination.


The Book The Godfather
The Author Марио Пьюзо
The Publisher
Release Date2011
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 278
ISBN 5811243227
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Издание предназначено для совершенствования языковых знаний в процессе чтения оригинального текста и предназначено для читателей, изучающих английский язык


The Book The Godfather
The Author Mario Puzo
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2012-11-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 608
ISBN 9781448106899
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, areasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.


The Book A Study Guide for Mario Puzo s The Godfather
The Author Gale, Cengage Learning
The Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date2016-06-29
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 31
ISBN 9781410346926
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Study Guide for Mario Puzo's "The Godfather," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The Book Francis Ford Coppola s The Godfather Trilogy
The Author Nick Browne
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2000
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 191
ISBN 0521559502
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Godfather trilogy is among the most significant works of Hollywood cinema of the last quarter century. They provide a richly complex look at a whole segment of American life and culture spanning almost the whole century. In six essays, written especially for this volume, The Godfather trilogy is re-examined from a variety of perspectives. Providing analyses on the form and significance of Coppola's achievement, they demonstrate how the filmmaker revised the conventions of the American crime film in the Viet Nam era, his treatment of the capitalism of the criminal underworld and its inherent violence, the power struggles within Hollywood over the film, and the contribution of opera to the epic force and cinematic style of Coppola's vision of an American criminal dynasty. The Godfather articulates the themes, styles, mythologies, performances, and underlying cultural values that have made the film a modern classic.


The Book The Godfather The Lost Years
The Author Mark Winegardner
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2010-10-31
Genre Fiction
Pages 672
ISBN 9781409049616
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete,' begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, 'until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States.' The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life. The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there.


The Book Beyond the Godfather
The Author A. Kenneth Ciongoli
The Publisher UPNE
Release Date1997-07-01
Genre Photography
Pages 338
ISBN 0874518881
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A long overdue collection of memoirs and scholarlyreflections on growing up Italian and American.


The Book The Godfather of Tabloid
The Author Jack Vitek
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date2010-03-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 296
ISBN 9780813138619
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: They're hard to miss at grocery stores and newsstands in America -- the colorful, heavily illustrated tabloid newspapers with headlines promising shocking, unlikely, and sometimes impossible stories within. Although the papers are now ubiquitous, the supermarket tabloid's origin can be traced to one man: Generoso Pope Jr., an eccentric, domineering chain-smoker who died of a heart attack at age sixty-one. In The Godfather of Tabloid, Jack Vitek explores the life and remarkable career of Pope and the founding of the most famous tabloid of all -- the National Enquirer. Upon graduating from MIT, Pope worked briefly for the CIA until he purchased the New York Enquirer with dubious financial help from mob boss Frank Costello. Working tirelessly and cultivating a mix of American journalists (some of whom, surprisingly, were Pulitzer prize winners) and buccaneering Brits from Fleet Street who would do anything to get a story, Pope changed the name, format, and content of the modest weekly newspaper until it resembled nothing America had ever seen before. At its height, the National Enquirer boasted a circulation of more than five million, equivalent to the numbers of the Hearst newspaper empire. Pope measured the success of his paper by the mail it received from readers, and eventually the volume of reader feedback was such that the post office assigned the Enquirer offices their own zip code. Pope was skeptical about including too much celebrity coverage in the tabloid because he thought it wouldn't hold people's interest, and he shied away from political stories or stances. He wanted the paper to reflect the middlebrow tastes of America and connect with the widest possible readership. Pope was a man of contradictions: he would fire someone for merely disagreeing with him in a meeting (once firing an one editor in the middle of his birthday party), and yet he spent upwards of a million dollars a year to bring the world's tallest Christmas tree to the Enquirer offices in Lantana, Florida, for the enjoyment of the local citizens. Driven, tyrannical, and ruthless in his pursuit of creating an empire, Pope changed the look and content of supermarket tabloid media, and the industry still bears his stamp. Grounded in interviews with many of Pope's supporters, detractors, and associates, The Godfather of Tabloid is the first comprehensive biography of the man who created a genre and changed the world of publishing forever.


The Book James Brown The Godfather of Soul
The Author James Brown
The Publisher Head of Zeus
Release Date2014-09-26
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 368
ISBN 9781784082857
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: James Brown's explosive biography is now the major Hollywood film directed by Tate Taylor (THE HELP) and produced by Mick Jagger, GET ON UP. James Brown: A man who played 350 shows a year at his peak. Who broke the colour barrier of 1950s and '60s pop. Who supported the Civil Rights movement through his music, playing a racially charged Boston in the hours after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and travelling to Vietnam to support black troops. Who won and lost several fortunes. And who became one of the greatest musical innovators of all time... In his own words, this is the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, giving the inside story of his life and music, taking the reader on a journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. With photos, unmissable anecdotes about Little Richard, Elvis, Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Tammi Terrell, Michael Jackson, and many others, plus an updated introduction and epilogue and an exhaustive discography.


The Book The Godfather Legacy
The Author Harlan Lebo
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2005-10-25
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 286
ISBN 9780743287777
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Provides behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the three Godfather films, detailing the financial success of the films, the cooperation of the real Mafia with the makers of the films, and portraits of the cast and crew, accompanied by more than one hundred personal photographs.


The Book The Godfather
The Author Quentin Beresford
The Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date2008-08-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 312
ISBN 9781741766936
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Once touted as a potential prime minister, former Western Australian premier Brian Burke has had a rollercoaster career. This is the first major biography of this charismatic and influential politician who even out of power and disgraced, pulled political strings in WA and beyond. The most popular premier in the nation in the 1980s, Brian Burke went to gaol twice after the scandals of WA Inc. His reputation was thought to be damaged beyond repair, but he became a successful lobbyist for some of the most powerful corporations in the country. As the Corruption and Crime Commission steadily closed in on him he was shown to be running a virtual shadow cabinet in his home state. Quentin Beresford tracks the rise, fall, resurrection and then collapse of the man in the Panama hat, examining what it is in Burke's personality, the nature of Labor party factionalism and the business community that brought him such power and influence across the country. In this absorbing account, Beresford succeeds in unraveling the strands of Brian Burke's life, exposing the forces which fashioned his now notorious public persona.' Carmen Lawrence, former WA Premier and Federal ALP parliamentarian a that is Brian Burke without either caricaturing him or being thrown off balance by his undoubted magnetism.' - Carmen Lawrence, former WA Premier and Federal ALP parliamentarian


The Book The James Brown Reader
The Author Nelson George
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2008-04-29
Genre Music
Pages 352
ISBN 9781440637346
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.


The Book Screening the Mafia
The Author George S. Larke-Walsh
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2016-10-04
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 288
ISBN 0786456132
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The “post-classic” era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO television series The Sopranos (1999–2007). A selected filmography is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


The Book The Godfather The Game Xbox 360 PSP
The Author David S. J. Hodgson
The Publisher Prima Games
Release Date2006-09-05
Genre Games
Pages 383
ISBN 9780761553687
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: * Pull out map poster - this huge poster shows every area in the game plus, on the back, a flowchart of the games chapters and story lines * Full Walkthrough - Tips for completing every objective and mini-mission. The game is big and the route to success is long, Prima helps players every step of the way, including the new missions for Xbox 360 and the PSP game. * Increase Your Power - Full info on increasing your respect and character class. Respect is very important and Prima knows how to get it.


The Book Freddie Foreman The Godfather of British Crime
The Author Freddie Foreman
The Publisher John Blake Publishing
Release Date2009-01-05
Genre True Crime
Pages 300
ISBN 9781782195016
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: To Britain's criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank 'The Mad Axeman' Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke the underworld's strict code of conduct.Foreman's dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain's biggest cash robbery made headlines around the world, yet this daring raid was just the peak of a safe-blowing, bank-robbing career that spanned decades. His story is a fascinating, yet chilling account of life as a freelance enforcer for the Kray twins, and as London's most feared gangster.Bloodshed aside, Freddie's often humorous stories reveal a caring man who believes that violence is a last resort and who always treated people with respect. Revealed in these pages are the amazing details of the heists, the double crossings, the shoot-outs and the betrayals that accompanied life as a career criminal when the streets were controlled by fear. Exposed are the audacious plans behind the century's most famous crimes, the damning evidence of police corruption and the eye-opening events that gave Freddie this most revered reputation.'The most blood-curdling gangster memoir you'll ever read' - The News of the World


The Book Il Padrino The Godfather
The Author Jack Langley
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2015-11-18
Genre Fiction
Pages 226
ISBN 9781491782521
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING:

Who was Il Padrino?

 

Since young adulthood when he first became interested in his family's history, Jack had wondered why not one of his maternal relatives had ever returned to their ancestral Italian homeland.

He was now embarking on a long anticipated trip to Italy in search of answers to that plaguing question.

Little could he foresee the consequences of his visit to the small village of Campagna, his grandfather's ancestral home, where the chance meeting of Maria Rosato, who bears a striking resemblance to Sophia Loren, ultimately leads to romance and intrigue.

Guided by a letter from a great-uncle dated in nineteen twenty-five, he accepts Maria's offer to escort him on his quest for answers to his family's secrets, beginning with the family progenitor, Don Gaetano Catalano. Progressive clues lead them on a circuitous route from their starting point of Campagna, to Naples, Florence and several small cities in the southern Italian region of Calabria.

Their quest eventually returns them to the estate of the late Antonio Gibboni, his great grand-father, in the hills above Campagna.

It is there that they discover portraits of fifteenth and sixteenth century men that bear a striking resemblance to Jack, men referred to as Il Padrino. The story takes an unexpected turn when they are confronted by a Mafia don...a distant relative from New York...who has been trailing the couple on their journey. Their meeting leads to the ultimate dramatic conclusion, when the true identities of the major characters and the long hidden secrets of the Catalano and Gibboni families are revealed.

A letter found among the treasures long hidden by his ancestors chronicles the often turbulent history and criminal element of the family. In an effort to protect the family name, it is deemed too sensitive for immediate publication and is ultimately placed in a safe at the new genealogical museum constructed in Campagna at the bequest of the Antonio Gibboni estate where it is destined to be revealed at a ceremony marking the one hundreth anniversary of the facility.

Be present as the only remaining relative of the Catalano family is there on June 5, 2115 to discover the family secrets and what impact they will have on the citizenry of Campagna.

 

-Jack Langley


The Book
The Author Марио Пузо
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Corleone family (Fictitious characters)
Pages 491
ISBN 5952412807
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Godfather
The Author Nalbro Bartley
The Publisher
Release Date1929
Genre
Pages 384
ISBN UOM:39015063915634
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Godfather Effect
The Author Tom Santopietro
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2012-01-31
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 336
ISBN 9781429952620
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Nino Rota s The Godfather Trilogy
The Author Franco Sciannameo
The Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date2010-10-11
Genre Music
Pages 212
ISBN 9781461664246
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Released in 1972, 1974, and 1990 respectively, Francis Ford Coppola's three-part saga is one of the greatest artistic accomplishments (and financial successes) in the history of Hollywood cinema. The latest in Scarecrow's Film Score Guides series, Nino Rota's The Godfather Trilogy: A Film Score Guide discusses the events that led to the realization of the three films and studies and analyzes their music. Sciannameo reexamines The Godfather Trilogy from a variety of perspectives, with special focus on the music Rota composed to bind together approximately nine hours of cinematic narrative. Probing Rota's formation as a musician amidst the cultural climate established by Italian Fascism, Sciannameo examines Rota's initial stylistic adherence to the Mussolini-dictated or inspired concept of Italianness and then his return to a more congenial 19th-century formulaic vocabulary. Sciannameo considers Rota's involvement with cinema and his collaboration with many celebrated directors, such as Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, and Coppola, and deals with the sensitive issues of cultural analysis vis-à-vis the Mafia as a concept embedded within the Italian-American community. The book also discusses the sound of the Godfather films, describing and analyzing the musical subtexts underscoring a group of pivotal scenes. Relying substantially on Rota's notes, which are discussed here for the first time, the book reveals the composer's interpretation of Coppola's cinematic narrative and the scoring methodologies he employed.