Mario Puzo (source, screenplay), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay, director) THE GODFATHER (Mar 29, 1971) Third Draft film script


New York: Paramount Pictures, 1971. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 22 cm.), red leatherette Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, 158 pp. Many pages have vertical creases where they were once folded for set use by hair stylist Phil Leto; there are a number of pages with underlinings and a few notes in his hand. Brad bound, considerable wear to back wrapper (with part of leatherette surface worn off). Overall very good+ in very good- wrappers.

This film about a powerful Mafia family in New York is now acknowledged as one of the great classics of cinema. The film received ten Oscar nominations and won three (Best Picture, Best Actor for Marlon Brando and Best Adapted Screenplay for Puzo and Coppola).

The Godfather is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, as well as a landmark of the gangster genre. It was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1990, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and is ranked the second-greatest film in American cinema (behind Citizen Kane) by the American Film Institute. It was followed by sequels The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).

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