This article, written by Tony Sokol, appears on Den of Geek.
Francis Ford Coppola’s classic adaptation of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather could have been a very different film.
The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it was made on a $6 million budget, completed ahead of schedule and was the first film in history to take in a million bucks a day. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, won three and changed cinema forever. That seismic cinematic shift would never have happened if Paramount had their way. The studio suits hated everything about The Godfather until Michael Corleone put one in the head and throat of a police captain, getting brains all over his ivy league suit. They didn’t like the actors, the director, the setting, the tunes, or the tone. The studio didn’t even like the puppet strings logo that graphic designer S. Neil Fujita made for the book. Read more at Den of Geek…
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