All posts tagged "The Godfather"
Hollywood’s Four Classic Narrative Types, Part II: Hero Versus the WorldSeptember 12, 2017
The four narrative types established in my previous article, Celebratory, Cautionary, Tragic, and Cynical have one...
Hollywood’s Four Classic Narrative Types, Part I: When the Bad Guys WinSeptember 7, 2017
Cinematic stories give lessons on human thought and behavior. This is their most basic social purpose....
In the Lion’s Den: Watch How Al Pacino’s Performances Chew the Scenery—and Everyone Else In Frame (Video)April 25, 2017
A select few actors have managed to maintain some semblance of control while going “over the...
Anatomy of a Whacking: Learn To Milk Unbearable Tension With This Godfather Script-to-Screen Breakdown (Video)April 7, 2017
Not unlike many of the auteurs of the New Hollywood of the 1970s and beyond, Francis...
First Draft: Start and End With a Bang When Writing Your Screenplay’s First and Last VisualsJanuary 12, 2017
In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Why...
First Draft: What are Plot Patterns, and Why Should You Identify Them in Movies?October 28, 2016
In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. What...
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I Found It At the Movies: 1972–The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)August 17, 2011
Inspired by Dave Hicks’ excellent blog, I have decided to write about my favorite film for...