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  The Godfather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Godfather is a 1972 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
Coppola, in audio commentary on The Godfather Collection DVD release, stated that the horse's head was delivered to him from a dog food company; a horse had not been killed specifically for the movie.
In The Godfather Part II, Michael Corleone receives an orange from Johnny Ola, the Sicilian henchman of Hyman Roth, who later plots an attempt on Michael's life; and later in the movie, is seen eating an orange as he orders the "hit" against his enemies, in preparation for the climax of the film.
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 The Godfather (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Godfather is a novel written by American author Mario Puzo and which was originally published in 1969 by G.
Although it is widely reported that Puzo was inspired to use "Godfather" as a designator for a Mafia leader from his experience as a reporter, there is no evidence to indicate that any real organized crime group, Italian or otherwise, ever used the term.
The Godfather referred to in the title is Vito Corleone, whose surname recalls the town of Corleone, Sicily.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Godfather_(novel)   (823 words)

 2404 - PC Gaming - The Godfather Review
The Godfather: the Game was initially announced by EA, fans of the films, myself included, were instantly filled with intense feelings of dread and doom.
Godfather’s impressive legacy — in fact, its use of the license is arguably its greatest strength.
The Godfather is far better technologically; it has very nice fire and particle effects, great facial animations, and far better textures and polygon counts for everything.
www.2404.org /reviews/756/The-Godfather-Review   (2375 words)

The Godfather is essentially the story of a man and his power, and it is a reading experience one is not likely to forget.
The Godfather is a friendly man, a "reasonable" man, a just man -- and the deadliest gang leader in the Cosa Nostra.
The Godfather's command post is a fortress on Long Island, from which he presides over a vast underground empire that encompasses the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions.
www.mariopuzo.com /godfather/godfather.shtml   (258 words)

 The Godfather - Ferrago
When EA first announced that it was to produce a videogame based on The Godfather, one of the most famous pictures and recognizable franchises in film history, fans of the movie and gamers alike wouldn't be blamed for expressing a little concern.
The Godfather: The Game places you not in the shoes of someone who didn't play a prominent role in the screen adaptation of the story, but of an individual nevertheless involved there and there about...
These aside, The Godfather: The Game does the series proud, providing an immersive and gratifying gaming experience based on its big brother of a motion picture, which is more than can be said for the incredibly bad The Incredibles or the frosty reception given to Ice Age 2, at any rate.
www.ferrago.com /story/7634   (1001 words)

 The Godfather - © 1997 - The Director
Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather was a best-seller many times over when filming began in 1971.
This cohesiveness is no small accomplishment, as the chronicle deals with three generations, encompassing literally hundreds of characters and complicated story lines.
The Godfather has a running time of 2 hours and 51 minutes.
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 Godfather, The (xbx: 2006): Reviews
The depth of The Godfather while you rise through the ranks is incredible...What EA did well is incorporating the Godfather story line along with yours, versus having you control one of the main characters.
The Godfather is a satisfying, lengthy adventure, and more importantly, it remains faithful to the classic film while managing to create a compelling story of its own.
Though The Godfather is competent, it is also bland, despite the voices of James Caan and Robert Duvall, and you rarely feel a sense of power.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/xbx/godfather   (3020 words)

 GameSpy: The Godfather
Brando's Voice Will Be Heard in The Godfather (08/02/05) - It has been confirmed that Brando's voice will be used in the upcoming title, another voice actor will performing some of Vito Corleone's dialogue.
The Godfather May Be Brando-less (07/13/05) - The late actor may not be heard in the upcoming game adaptation of the classic film.
The Godfather (05/19/05) - EA is giving gamers a chance to join the Corleone family later this year.
xbox360.gamespy.com /xbox-360/the-godfather/index.html   (418 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Godfather DVD Collection: DVD: Brando,Pacino,De Niro,Francis Ford Coppola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And it turned out to be merely prologue; two years later The Godfather, Part II balanced Michael's ever-greater acquisition of power and influence during the fall of Cuba with the story of his father's own youthful rise from immigrant slums.
The first film has a wonderful moment where, in the family office (the predominant colors are brown and orange), Brando gets out of his chair, moves over to the side of the office, Michael gets up from the couch on the other side, moves to the desk, and sits in his fathers chair.
Godfather was a classic, no mistake in that..what's weird is that the movie makes the audience love the mafia...never have I seen the mafia world portrayed from the inside out so unbelievably.
www.amazon.ca /Godfather-DVD-Collection-Brando/dp/B00003CXAA   (1777 words)

 The-Reel-McCoy -- The Godfather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is evident from the very beginning when the head of the Corleone Mafia family, Don Corleone (played masterfully by Marlon Brando, more on him in a minute), is approached by several people on his daughter's wedding day to ask of him special favors.
By the end of the film, after having lied to his wife, Kay, the door is slowly closed on her as Michael accepts deference and praise in the dark room where his father once took care of business.
This transformation from an good man and hero who doesn't want to be involved into the powerful and evil Godfather that he is by the end is simply amazing to watch.
www.the-reel-mccoy.com /movies/classics/godfather.html   (1540 words)

 Volume II: The Godfather, Snatch, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Trainspotting, Nightmare Before Christmas
So, the Godfather is that of all mob films and all films in general.
The Godfather is similar to that because it so accurately illustrates the meaning of family, and what these men will do for each other.
The Godfather is a film filled with plot twists, sinister acts of violence, with deception, betrayal and some love.
seetosee.tripod.com /volumeII.html   (3790 words)

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The Godfather film from Paramount Pictures featured some of Hollywood's finest actors and several are contributing to the game's development.
Put yourself in the Godfather: Players will create their own mobster and put themselves in the action of the game and experience the fiction of The Godfather.
The Godfather screenshotSo that's the driving bits covered, now for the "crime" and "shooter" sections, which pleasingly, is where the game truly succeeds.
www.game.co.uk /ViewProduct.aspx?cat=10146&mid=326196   (1518 words)

 3D Gamers :: Game Listing :: The Godfather Info
A story about family, respect and loyalty, The Godfather book by Mario Puzo and film by Paramount Pictures serve as inspiration for the game as you join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as you rise through the ranks to become Don in a living, 1945-1955 New York.
The Godfather video game will put you at the center of action in one of history's most revered cinematic masterpieces, allowing you to create yourself in the game, and then choose your path as you rise from lowly outsider to envied and feared Don.
From mob hits and bank heists to drive-bys and extortion, step deep inside the world of The Godfather where intimidation and negotiation are your tickets to the top.
www.3dgamers.com /games/godfather   (290 words)

 The Godfather (1972)
When I review Godfather II, I’ll more fully compare and contrast the first two films, but I must admit that objectively, II probably is the superior flick.
Ultimately, many parts of The Godfather looked very good, and as a whole the DVD offered a good representation of a visually difficult movie; the brown tone of the piece meant it would never be an attractive picture.
However, The Godfather can be purchased only as part of a boxed set that also include its two sequels as well as a DVD devoted totally to supplemental materials.
dvdmg.com /godfather.shtml   (2828 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Godfather [1972]: DVD: Francis Ford Coppola,Marlon Brando,Al Pacino,James Caan,Richard S. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Godfather is perfect in its execution, composition and impact.
al pacino plays his son and godfather to be michael who has been in such great films as scarface and donnie brasco his character goes from nice guy war hero to ruthless don.
godfather is simply the best there is no other film in its class.
www.amazon.co.uk /Godfather-Francis-Ford-Coppola/dp/B0001ZWN1S   (1995 words)

 Kikizo Games: Review: The Godfather
But with nations of hardcore The Godfather fans that won't stand for a shoddy videogame tarnishing the epic standards of their beloved films, this is one licence EA could not afford to mess up.
There will always be hardcore Godfather geek that'll complain at the smallest of plotlines missed out, or scenes not looking/sounding exactly as they do in the film, but that's because it's a VIDEO GAME.
The Godfather may miss a few of the film's minor plot details, and the lack of Al-Pachino's distinctive persona may be too devastating for certain hardcore fanatics to accept.
games.kikizo.com /reviews/pc/thegodfather.asp   (1040 words)

 The Godfather (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Godfather is one of the very few films that doesn't have a single flaw.
Seeing The Godfather for the first time was the most amazing movie experiences of my life.
The thing I find so amazing about The Godfather is how Michael (Al Pacino) changes throughout the movie.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0068646   (448 words)

 The Godfather for PS2 - The Godfather Playstation 2 - The Godfather PS2 Game
The Godfather is a great addendum to the film and a fun and lengthy game in its own right.
Based on the 1972 film of the same name, The Godfather immerses you in the dangerous world of the Mafia.
Based on the 1972 film of the same name, The Godfather: Mob Wars immerses you in the dangerous world of the Mafia.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/action/thegodfather/index.html   (438 words)

 The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather is an insightful sociological study of violence, power, honor and obligation, corruption, justice and crime in America.
Part I of The Godfather Trilogy centers on the Corleone crime "family" in the boroughs of New York City in the mid 1940s, dominated at first by aging godfather/patriarch "Don" Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando in a tremendous, award-winning acting portrayal that revived his career).
A turn-of-the-century Silician immigrant, he is the head of one of the five Italian-American "families" that operates a crime syndicate.
www.filmsite.org /godf.html   (2334 words)

 The Godfather - Ferrago
Anyone who has seen the Godfather knows that while it is brutal and there are murders, these moments are used like a scalpel: with acute precision.
It would seem that EA's Godfather will bludgeon its gamers with gun warfare – and the rumour is they're replacing the horse's head with a thermonuclear device.
The Godfather game is open-ended meaning that rather than following a linear track that sticks to the film, you, as a fledgling rookie of the Corleone outfit, will influence the path and the story your character takes through the ten years in which the game is set.
www.ferrago.com /story/5645   (749 words)

 'The Godfather' Review (PC) | Killer Betties
One of the best books about their activity was written by Mario Puzo and this was also turned into the Academy Award winning movie, 'The Godfather.' Now you can live the life of Cosa Nostra and become a member of the dreaded Corleone family in EA's faithful game adaptation of that classic film.
The Godfather is a third person action adventure game of Mafia life in 1940s era New York.
Safe houses are the only place in the game where you can save in 'Godfather.' But being killed isn't much of a penalty as you end up losing only a hundred bucks and inside an illegal clinic.
www.killerbetties.com /the_godfather_review_pc   (3717 words)

 UGO.com Games - The Godfather
There's a lot of buzz for this one, and it's not surprising that mainstream media outlets have picked up on the story over the past year, heck...it's The Godfather.
Francis Ford Copolla's film is like, the "greatest movie of all time" according to the planet Earth, and it's a tricky path that EA's walking with adapting this property as the next big game franchise.
We recently received a preview copy of The Godfather for the Xbox, and all this week we will be answering a lot of your questions about this ambitious game.
www.ugo.com /channels/games/features/thegodfather/default.asp   (271 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Godfather: Books: Mario Puzo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It becomes clear after watching the movie before reading the book that The Godfather novel is better than the movie even though I rank The Godfather movies as one of the best ever.
There is Don Corleone's first son-the short-tempered Sonny, Fredo the weak-minded second son, Michael the reluctant son with his father's steel-mindedness who ends up to save the family and Connie the baby sister who follows her impulses all the time.
It was interesting having already seen the movie to anticipate some of the scenes in the book, however there are a few surprises and some parts which could have actually been incorporated into the film.
www.amazon.co.uk /Godfather-Mario-Puzo/dp/0099429284   (1022 words)

 The Godfather: Preview
Godfather is coming to Xbox, so if you see oranges anywhere nearby, dive under a table true now and stay there for a good half hour.
Set in New York during the '40s and '50s, we'll be watching one of Don Corleone's distant relatives who, under the orders of Cottonwool-Mouth himself, have to take control of Little Italy.
Rather than 'doing a Godfather III', we hope it sticks to the source material what made the first two films such iconic movies.
www.pczone.co.uk /t/content/preview-thegodfather/id115959/story.htm   (503 words)

 The Godfather: Part II (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
'The Godfather: Part II' is one of the greatest movies ever made and a sequel to one of the greatest movies ever made.
His performance is almost as good as Marlon Brando's performance in 'The Godfather'.
'The Godfather: Part II' is probably the greatest sequel ever made ('The Empire Strikes Back' is a nice one also).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0071562   (661 words)

 The Godfather Review - PC
Instead, the Godfather puts you in the role of a small-time criminal who gets hooked up early on with the infamous Corleone family, headed by Don Vito Corleone.
The immortal Godfather theme song is also present, a nice touch for fans of the films.
The Godfather is a fun game that may have a few problems, but is generally a good and authentic experience based on one of the most beloved film franchises in movie history.
pc.gamezone.com /gzreviews/r25779.htm   (886 words)

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