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      Book overview

      This never-before-published special limited edition of Francis Ford Coppola's notes and annotations on The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo reveals the story behind one of the world's most iconic films. Each piece is hand signed inside by Francis Ford Coppola and individually numbered.

      The special edition is a faithful reproduction of Coppola’s three-ring binder, with bonus never-before-seen photos and other ephemera from the making of the film—an offer Godfather fans can’t refuse!

      Signed Limited Edition includes:

      • Replica of the 3-ring binder complete with signed sheet from Francis Ford Coppola, notebook pages and dividers

      • Booklet with introduction by Coppola and exclusive photos

      • Envelope with never before seen ephemera including:

      3 cast lists from various stages of production 1 script page

      Special effects memo Structure memo

      17 index cards with notes on the wedding scene

      20 notebook pages used for The Godfather Part II

      50 Photographs

      The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into creating this seminal film. With meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the Notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his illustrious career. Complete with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola and exclusive photographs from on and off the set, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of Coppola’s original notebook.

      This publication will change the way the world views the iconic film—and the process of filmmaking at large. A must-have book of the season. Nothing like it has ever been published before.

      About The Author

      Francis Ford Coppola is an Academy Award–winning director, most noted for The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now. His remarkable film career has spanned five decades and he is considered one of the best modern American filmmakers.