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The Godfather Notebook

by Francis Ford Coppola

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An unpublished edition of Coppola's notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo, written before Coppola's iconic films at the age of 32, reveals the intense creative process behind the movie and is complemented by exclusive photos from on and off the set.

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Amerigo Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto) kisses the hand of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in a scene from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images hide caption

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To Make 'The Godfather' His Way, Francis Ford Coppola Waged A Studio Battle

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