The Godfather Notebook

  • by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Narrated by Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Mantegna
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The publishing sensation of the year for every film fan
The never-before-published 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. In this one-of-a-kind audio production, Coppola provides listeners with unfiltered access to his creative process in his own voice. Featuring notes from eight scenes - handpicked by Coppola himself - The Godfather Notebook is a must-listen for fans of the 1972 film.
The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, written before filming by the man who wrote and directed it - Francis Ford Coppola, then only 32 years old - The Godfather Notebook reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his 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 Coppola, this is a unique, beautiful, and faithful reproduction of his 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.
The Godfather TM, ® & Copyright © by Paramount Pictures Corp. All Rights Reserved. Promo photo of FFC seated: Courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola Private Collection.

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Most Helpful

It says unabridged but really just a snippet

Would you try another book from Francis Ford Coppola and/or Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Mantegna ?

Certainly Joe Mantegna. Coppola needs to stick to making wine and movies.


Would you be willing to try another book from Francis Ford Coppola? Why or why not?

Yes. He is one of the greats and The Godfather alone makes him a great director.


What about Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Mantegna ’s performance did you like?

Coppola OK. Mantegna has a great voice and is a professional unlike Coppola.


Did The Godfather Notebook inspire you to do anything?

It inspired me to buy the whole book.


Any additional comments?

Saying unabridged is deceptive.

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- Buffalo Bill

not enough!

what was included was excellent. However the exclusion of the films most important scene is extremely disappointing.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-15-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios