The Godfather is an American film series that consists of three crime drama films directed by Francis Ford Coppola inspired by the novel of Bad Seed - Various - Punk-O-Rama III same name by Italian American author Mario Puzo.
The films follow the trials of the Italian American mafia Corleone family whose patriarch, Vito Corleonerises to be a major figure in American organized crime. His youngest son, Michael Corleonebecomes his successor. The films were distributed by Paramount Pictures and released inand The Godfather is seen by many as one of the greatest films of all time, while The Godfather Part II is viewed Live On - South Acres Crime Family - Live On Trilogy Compilation many as the best sequel in cinematic history.
The series is heavily awarded, winning 9 out of 28 total Academy Award nominations. The Godfather was released on March 15, The feature-length film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based upon Mario Puzo 's novel of the same name. The plot begins with Don Vito Corleone declining an offer to join in the narcotics business with notorious drug lord Virgil Sollozzo, which leads to an assassination attempt.
Meanwhile, Vito's oldest son Sonny takes over the family and Michael strikes back for the assassination attempt by killing Sollozzo and a corrupted police captain, forcing Michael to go to Sicily in hiding. While in Sicily, Michael travels around the country and meets a woman he marries but who is killed in a car bombing. Michael returns to America after the news of his brother Sonny's murder. After returning, Vito turns over the reins of the family to Michael.
Michael plans to move the family business to Las Vegas; but before the move, he plots the killing of the heads of the five families on the day of his nephew's baptism. Other subplots include Vito's daughter's abusive marriage, Johnny Fontane's success in Hollywood and Vito's second son Fredo 's role in the family business in Las Vegas.
The feature-length film was again directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based upon Mario Puzo's novel of the same name. The film is in part both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfatherpresenting two parallel dramas. The main storyline, following the first film's events, centers on Michael Corleonethe new Don of the Corleone crime family, trying to hold his business ventures together from to Live On - South Acres Crime Family - Live On Trilogy Compilation the other is a series Live On - South Acres Crime Family - Live On Trilogy Compilation flashbacks following his father, Vito Corleone, from his childhood in Sicily in to his founding of the Corleone family in New York City.
Francis Ford Coppola returned as director for the feature-length film, while also writing the screenplay with the help of the author Mario Puzo.
It completes the story of Michael Corleonea Mafia kingpin who tries to legitimize his criminal empire, and shows the rise of Sonny Corleone 's illegitimate son Vincent Corleone as Michael's successor. The film also weaves into its plot a fictionalized account of real-life events, which include the death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of andand links them with each other and with the affairs of Michael Corleone.
Following the reaction after the third film, Coppola stated that the idea of a fourth had been discussed but Puzo died on July 2,before they had a chance to write the film. The fourth film was intended to be a prequel and a sequel. Three compilations were created by Coppola and editors Barry Malkin and Walter Murchwhile two were released to home media:. The three films together were nominated for a total of 28 Academy Awardsof which they won nine.
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