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Ford Francis Coppola Okays Movie About the Making Of ‘The Godfather’

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Ford Francis Coppola OK's about the making of ‘The Godfather'

Yes, you read that right! It seems a little surreal to be making a movie about how a movie was made, but if you are talking about ‘The Godfather,' it almost seems appropriate.

The movie ‘Francis and the Godfather' is about the birthing pains, intrigues, and joys of producing the iconic franchise.

Directed by Levinson, the stellar cast includes (as Robert Evans), Elle Fanning (Ali MacGraw), Elizabeth Moss (Eleanor Coppola), and Oscar Isaac (Francis Ford Coppola).

The legendary director gave the movie his blessing and movie can't wait to see it!

About The Godfather
The Godfather' movie is a 1972 drama based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, it stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corleone family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando) and the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to Mafia boss.

The Godfather is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. The movie also set the template for every gangster film since. It was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 1990 and is ranked the second-greatest film in American cinema (behind Citizen Kane) by the American Film Institute. Its influences are particularly visible in contemporary crime films. The success of ‘The Godfather' spawned a franchise consisting of two sequels.

About Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer, and . He was a central figure in the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. After directing ‘The Rain ' in 1969, he co-wrote ‘Patton' (1970), earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay along with Edmund H. North. His Godfather includes ‘The Godfather' (1972), ‘The Godfather Part II' (1974), and ‘The Godfather Part III' (1990). He is also the producer of ‘Apocalypse Now' (1979) and the author of ‘Someone to Watch Over Me' (1987).

Coppola was born in 1939 to parents Italia (née Pennino) and Carmine Coppola, a flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He is the second of three children: his older brother August Coppola was dean of Creative Arts at New York University, while his younger sister Talia Shire is an actress and a producer. 

Coppola received a Golden Globe Award for Best Director for ‘Bram Stoker's Dracula' and was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘The Rain People' and ‘Apocalypse Now'. He won the Palme d'Or for ‘The Conversation' at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. In 1990, he directed ‘The Godfather Part III', which was poorly received but earned him a second Oscar nomination for Best Director.

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