"The Godfather": Book vs. Movie Comparison
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The paper relates that although most film and literary critics feel that it is difficult to recreate the magic of a popular book on screen, critics have agreed that Francis Coppola has done justice to the book, "The Godfather" and brilliantly recreated the magic of the book on a movie screen. The paper analyzes five scenes of this movie in terms of camera angles, background score, lighting, actor's performance and direction, and shows how all these film-making techniques have been brilliantly used to create the same effect the book had on readers.
From the Paper:"The Godfather movie is an adaptation from the popular book by the same name "The Godfather" written by the Italian American author Mario Puzo. The book laid the basis for a sequel of movies and became the first sequel movie to win the Academy Award for the Best Picture category. The book was published in the year 1969 and was adapted into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972. The second and the third sequels of the movie were released in the year 1974 and 1990 respectively. The crime novel, the Godfather, centers on the rise and fall and the subsequent rise of the Corleone family. Both, the movie and the book, received critical acclaim from the literary community and film fraternity. They have also been used by some of the Business schools to teach management principles. The Godfather sequel has been considered as one of the greatest films ever made in the world. Though most of the film critics and literary critics feel that it is difficult to recreate the magic of a popular book on screen, the film and literary critics have agreed Francis Coppola has done justice to the book."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Puzo, Mario. The Godfather. New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1969. Print.
- The Godfather. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Paramount Pictures, 1972.Film.
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