The Godfather: Part III is among the most-maligned movies of all time – the stick with which to beat all cynical sequel movies that would follow in its wake.
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Plans for a scripted drama series based on the making of The Godfather is moving ahead, with news that it will air on the Paramount+ streaming service from CBS.
Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola has launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson after the U.K. Prime Minister called a particular scene from The Godfather his favourite in the history of movies.
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The Corleone family and then some got back together Saturday night to recount the making of “The Godfather” during the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing night. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire took the stage to discuss the film’s complicated origin story during the panel hosted by... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-godfather-reunion-francis-ford-coppola-al-pacino-robert-de-niro-1202403937/" title="Read ‘The Godfather’ Reunion: Francis Ford Coppola, Cast on the Complicated Journey to Make Film History">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
HBO Films is developing “Francis & the Godfather,” a scripted movie that chronicles the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 feature adaptation of the novel by Mario Puzo. The script hails from screenwriter Andrew Farotte, who is revising his original screenplay that appeared on the 2015 Black List. Mike Marcus, Doug Mankoff, and Andrew Spaulding... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/hbo-godfather-blacklist-1201974609/" title="Read HBO Developing ‘Godfather’ Behind-the-Scenes Movie From Black List Script (EXCLUSIVE)">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
If you said ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by Roderick Thorp you can have five points. It’s actually a sequel to a book called ‘The Detective’ that had been adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra in 1968, but he was too old to play him when they decided to adapt the sequel for the screen in the 80s. It was briefly planned as a ‘Commando’ follow up too but Arnie turned it down, paving the way for Bruce Willis to play John McClane – or Joe Leland as he is in the book – in the action classic ‘Die Hard’.
Actor Abe Vigoda, best known for his role in ‘The Godfather’, has died at the age of 94. - The disturbing truth behind Disney Princess dialogue - Lily-Rose Depp’s new movie is getting hammered - Labyrinth remake rumours debunked Reports of his ill-health circulated last week when Vigoda’s nephew Jesse Vigoda Kurland posted a message which then circulated online. His daughter Carol Vigoda Fuchs told The Associated Press (via The New York Times) that he died in his sleep at her home on 26 January. In Francis Ford Coppola’s crime masterpiece the actor played mobster Tessio (pictured below), and returned for its sequel in 1974. On both occasions he was referred to as “the late Abe Vigoda”.
From Sky News A Hollywood-style funeral for a purported local crime boss, complete with The Godfather theme music, has caused controversy in Rome. Hundreds gathered to pay their final respects to Vittorio Casamonica at San Giovanni Bosco church on the outskirts of the Italian capital. The 65-year-old, who has been identified by police as a leader of the Casamonica clan - active in the southwest of Rome - was taken to the church in a gilded, horse-drawn carriage. A banner attached to the front of the church read: “You conquered Rome, now you’ll conquer paradise.” “King of Rome” said another, which featured an image of Casamonica, the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica.
A panel of actors have named their favourite movie of all time… and refreshingly, it’s not your usual ‘Godfather II/Citizen Kane’ type choice either (though one of those does feature).