Record Details

Catalog Search

Leave the gun, take the cannoli : the epic story of the making of The Godfather  Cover Image Book Book

Leave the gun, take the cannoli : the epic story of the making of The Godfather / Mark Seal.

Seal, Mark, 1953- (author.).



"The incredible true story of the making of The Godfather-one of America's most popular cinematic masterpieces-featuring interviews with the director, producer, cast, and crew, just in time for the film's fiftieth anniversary"-- Provided by publisher.
The Godfather: over the years, many versions of various aspects of the movie's fiery creation have been told. Seal sifts through the evidence, has extensive new conversations with director Francis Ford Coppola and several heretofore silent sources, and complements them with colorful interviews with key players. In doing so, he provides insights into how the movie whose success some initially doubted roared to glory. The creators of The Godfather had to contend with the real-life members of its subject matter: the Mob. Location permits were inexplicably revoked; producer Al Ruddy's car was found riddled with bullets. The film saved Paramount Pictures, minted a new generation of movie stars, made author Mario Puzo rich and famous, and sparked a war between the sharks of Hollywood and the highest echelons of the Mob. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982158590
  • ISBN: 198215859X
  • Physical Description: xi, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-423) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: a story as extraordinary as the one told onscreen -- Prologue: to the mattresses! -- "I just go out and kill for them" -- The man in the gutter -- Hurricane Charlie and the kid -- The best selling writer in the world -- The producer: the man who gets things done -- Coppola: a celestial occurrence -- The miracle on Mulholland -- The war over casting the family Corleone -- The Godfather vs. The Godfather -- Tableau: each frame a painting -- Looking for places to kill people -- Bada bing! -- "He looked like he could eat raw meat" -- Dancing on a string -- "I met him, I married him, and I died" -- "A baptism in blood" -- Epilogue: the man who touched magic.
Subject: Godfather (Motion picture)
Godfather films > History and criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Reference.
Godfather (Motion picture)
Godfather films.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Currently available copies

  • 6 / 9 copies available at PINES


  • 2 current holds on 9 total copies.
Find the nearest copy:
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
791.4372 SEAL, MARK
Send SMS Text
31018904892275 NONFIC Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Griffin-Spalding County Library
791.4372 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31022010099478 LEASE Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Peachtree City Library
791.4372 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31022010626841 ADULT Reshelving
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Bull St. Library
791.437 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31008000414459 BULL SECOND FLOOR Checked out
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Oglethorpe Mall Library - Savannah
791.437 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31008000414460 OM SECOND FLOOR On holds shelf
Newton County Library System:
      Covington Branch Library
791.4372 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31036100445516 NEW-BKS Reshelving
Newton County Library System:
      Porter Memorial Branch Library
791.4372 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31036100445409 NEW-BKS Available
Piedmont Regional Library System:
      Commerce Public Library
791.43 SEA
Send SMS Text
31044008060247 Nonfiction Checked out
Sara Hightower Regional Library:
      Rome-Floyd County Library
791.4372 SEAL
Send SMS Text
31047003628041 NEW-BKS Available

Additional Resources