Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy

Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Trilogy

$19.99 (G)

Part of Cambridge Film Handbooks

  • Editor: Nick Browne, University of California, Los Angeles
Nick Browne, Jon Lewis, Alessandro Camon, Vera Dika, Glenn Man, Naomi Greene
View all contributors
  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559508

$ 19.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • In six essays written especially for this volume, The Godfather trilogy is reexamined from a variety of perspectives. Providing original analyses on the form and significance of Coppola's achievement, they demonstrate how the filmmaker revised the conventions of the American crime film in the Vietnam era, his treatment of the capitalism of the criminal underworld and its inherent violence, the power struggles within Hollywood over the film, and the contribution of opera to the epic force and cinematic style of Coppola's vision of an American criminal dynasty.

    • Clearly written essays by notable film scholars
    • Reviews and interviews contemporaneous with the films
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Part of the impressive Cambridge Film Handbooks series..." The Intelligencer Record & The Burlington County Times

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559508
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Fearful a-symmetries: violence as history in the Godfather films Nick Browne
    1. If history has taught us anything … Francis Coppola, Paramount Studios, and The Godfather Parts I, II and III Jon Lewis
    2. The Godfather and the mythology of Mafia Alessandro Camon
    3. The representation of ethnicity in The Godfather Vera Dika
    4. Ideology and genre in the Godfather films Glenn Man
    5. Family ceremonies: or, opera in The Godfather trilogy Naomi Greene
    Reviews of the 'Godgather' trilogy
    Select bibliography

  • Editor

    Nick Browne, University of California, Los Angeles


    Nick Browne, Jon Lewis, Alessandro Camon, Vera Dika, Glenn Man, Naomi Greene

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.