The Godfather by Jon LewisThe Godfather by Jon Lewis

The Godfather

byJon Lewis

Paperback | September 14, 2010

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Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success - as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever.  Jon Lewis's study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfather's place within the crime and gangster film genre.  Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film.
Jon Lewis is Professor in the Department of English at Oregon State University. 
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Title:The GodfatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.48 × 5.31 × 0.01 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844572927

ISBN - 13:9781844572922

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Part One: The Godfather and Seventies Hollywood*Part Two: The Gangster Film