The Godfather Movies & Media Adaptations

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The Godfather was adapted as a film by Francis Ford Coppola in 1972. Starring Marlon Brando as the Godfather, Al Pacino as Michael, James Caan as Sonny, and Diane Keaton as Kay Adams, it is considered one of the greatest American films of all time. Mario Puzo cowrote the Academy Award-winning script with Coppola. It is available on home video from Paramount.

Many critics prefer the moral complexity of The Godfather, Part II, which was also written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Coppola. The major characters returned, with Robert De Niro playing young Vito Corleone in scenes from the novel that were left out of the first movie. Released in 1974, it is also available on home video from Paramount.

None of the scenes from the novel is dramatized in the 1990 movie The Godfather, Part III. It picks up the story nearly twenty years...

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