Francis FOrd Coppola Notes on How He Made The Godfather

MARIO PUZO’S
Best Selling Novel THE GODFATHER
 
Director Francis FOrd Coppola “Talks The Godfather”
Francis Ford Coppola
with His Notes He Used
in the Making of 
Mario Puzo’s GODFATHER
Coppola was So Afraid of ever Losing His Exhaustive
Notebook for the making of his Godfather Film
that he wrote his name and adress in IT
Offering a REWARD to Anyone who Found IT
 
 
 
COPPOLA Writing Screenplay of The GODFATHER
 
 
 
 
Caffe Trieste
in SAN FRANSISCO
 
Where Coppola Did Much of His
Script Writing and Research of THE GODFATHER
 
 
 
 
 
FRANCIS Points out in the interview that any page that 
had this much INK on it was a very important page
for a Scene in the Movie ..
 
 
These are the Specific NOTES of The Scene where
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) KILLS both SOLLOZZO
and CAPTAIN McCLUSKEY at the meeting at
the ITALIAN RESTAURANT and Coppola said he made notes 
that it was very important for their to be a Mist of Blood 
in the AIR after Michale shoots Sollozzo …
 
Michael Guns Down Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey
 
Note: Mist of Blood that Coppola writes as a “Must Have”
in His Godfather Notebook ..
 
Picture: Captian McCluskey played by Sterling Hayden,
Sollozzo is played by Al Lettieri, and Al Pacino 
as Michael Corleone ..
 
 
 
Coppola and Pacino getting ready for the scene …
 
Note, Sterling Hayden in background.
 
 
The MEETING
 
Michael, McCluskey, and Sollozzo
 
 
 
 
PACINO in ACTION
 
 
 
COPPOLA 
Flanked by James Caan & Marlon Brando
Al Pacino & John Casale
 
 
The Don (Marlon Brando) Tells
Johnnie (Al Martino) That He’s Going to
Get Him The Part in The Movie He Want to Be In
 
James Caan (Sonny Corleone) in background …
 
 
NOTE many have said that the Ficitonal Character Johnnie Fontaine
is supposed to be Frank Sinatra .. Both Puzo and Coppola have denied this, 
but we all know the truth. Johnnie Fontaine is Frank Sinatra ..
 
 
Frank Sinatra
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
 
Pictures of Francis Ford Coppola
at CAFFE TRIEST
North Beach, San Francisco
 
 
Origianl Paramount Pictures
Movie Poster
 
THE GODFATHER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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