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by Tom Santopietro

  • ISBN: 1250005132
  • Category: Humor
  • Author: Tom Santopietro
  • Subcategory: Movies
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition (January 31, 2012)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • FB2 size: 1671 kb
  • EPUB size: 1932 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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The Godfather Effect : Changing Hollywood, America, and Me. Tom Santopietro has worked for the past twenty years in the New York theater as a manager of over two dozen Broadway shows. He is the author of The Importance of Being Barbra and the forthcoming Sinatra in Hollywood. He lives in New York. The Importance of Being Barbra: The Brilliant, Tumultuous Career of Barbra Streisand.

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The Godfather Effect analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon

The Godfather Effect analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. With behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando, Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a memoir about the author's own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs.

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Reviews about The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me (7):
Kigabar
Great book for all us GF fanatics. Excellent seller. Thanks to all!
Malalanim
Great read - interesting insight
Ces
I've loved the original movie and book since I was young so it was great for me to learn all the behind the scenes info.
Ballardana
This is a thoughtful, insightful book that is entertaining and informative. The subject matter speaks, not only to descendants of Italian heritage, but to anyone whose family immigrated to America.
Mpapa
So far the book has been an interesting read, I haven't finished it yet, but it is an enjoyable read. Lots of information told in a very interesting way. I would recommend this book to anyone, Italian or not, lessons to be learned, very informative and entertaining at the same time.
Tam
I just read this entire book in a four hour sitting. Like watching Godfathers I and II, I just could not stop (thanks to the author I will revisit Godfather III sometime soon). This book is a fantastic, insightful homage to the films and how they were made, and on that level alone, should be read by any Godfather fan. He then takes the epic Godfather I/II journey 'tell' and interweaves it with his own family's and Italian-Americans' 4-5 generations in this country, starting at the turn of the last century. Like the films do, he captures an evolution many American families made over the past century. The story he tells is yes wonderfully Italian-American, but also least for me, universal to a century of once 'new' Americans. Brilliant.
Zinnthi
I just finished this book and wanted to write about it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a look at the Godfather films , with interesting facts about each one, but it's really the story of the author's family, themselves immigrants from Italy, interspersed with how their lives correspond with the Corleones. It's touching to read about their early life and how they came to America looking for something that may not even exist anymore and it makes one lament that fact.

In between stories about his family, there are critiques and comments about all of the Godfather films. What I enjoyed was the great comments about Part III, a much maligned film. Yes, GIII has flaws, some fatal, but it is an intelligent film and there are many aspects of it that fit into the Saga. Santopietro breaks it all down and puts it in a great perspective.

Fans of the Saga will enjoy this book immensely and, as a true Godfather fan, I recommend it.
Entirely derivative of what other writers have written about "The Godfather," padded with some family background. (The author is half-Italian, half-WASP). A competent pastiche, but that's about it.

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