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Author Mario Puzo's Lost Film Reels From The Godfather Up For Auction

The current owner of the home that once belonged to Puzo's heirs stumbled across the movie gold while tidying up and he has handed over the lost reels to bosses at Boston, Massachusetts-based...

Francis Ford Coppola To Publish The Godfather Notebook

The Godfather Notebook is a copy of the working notebook the director used during the making of his Academy Award-winning film, which starred Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as leaders of the fictional Corleone crime...

The Godfather Archive Sells At Auction For $625,000

The treasure trove was part of the late Puzo's literary archive, including partial movie scripts and letters to Marlon Brando, sold by bosses at Boston, Massachusetts auction house, RR Auction. The 45-box...

Mario Puzo Literary Archive Up For Sale

The author, screenwriter and journalist's 45-box archive features such gems as a letter in 1970 from Puzo to Brando, broaching the idea of him starring in a movie version of The Godfather novel....

The Godfather Creator's Estate Files Counter-claim Against Movie Studio

Lawyers acting for the estate of The Godfather author Mario Puzo have filed a $10 million (£6.25 million) counter-claim against Paramount Pictures after the movie studio launched legal action last month (Feb12) over a new...

Mario Puzo Family Prepare For Battle Over Godfather Book

Mario Puzo's estate have hit back at Paramount Pictures over an attempt to block a book that they are releasing - the next in the Godfather saga. Paramount struck a deal with Puzo in 1969...

Puzo Son Sues Over The Godfather Game

The son of THE GODFATHER author MARIO PUZO has filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures bosses for breach of contract over the popular video game of the same name. Anthony Puzo, the writer's son and...

Studio Bosses Pulled Godfather Iv Plans Over Budget

Movie executives at Paramount scrapped an idea to wrap up THE GODFATHER movies with a fourth film - because they refused to pay an ailing MARIO PUZO. Director Francis Ford Coppola offered to help the...

Jaws Author Dies

JAWS author PETER BENCHLEY died in his Princeton, New Jersey home on Saturday night (11FEB06). He was 65. The writer, whose 1974 best-selling novel was adapted into STEVEN SPIELBERG's movie blockbusters, died from idiopathic...

Brando's Godfather Script Fetches A Staggering $312,800

Late movie legend MARLON BRANDO's personal script from the 1972 movie THE GODFATHER fetched a staggering $312,800 (GBP175,418) at a New York auction yesterday (30JUN05) - the highest amount ever paid for a film manuscript....

Brando Scoffed At Godfather Role

MARLON BRANDO initially rejected his OSCAR-winning role in THE GODFATHER, because he thought the film glorified the Mafia. The actor, who died last year (04), threw a copy of MARIO PUZO's novel at his...

Brando To Return As Godfather

Late film icon MARLON BRANDO will return from the dead to reprise his legendary role from THE GODFATHER - in a new computer game based on the film classic. The actor won an OSCAR...

Nicholson Said No To Corleone

JACK NICHOLSON turned down the chance to play MICHAEL CORLEONE in THE GODFATHER trilogy to give the gangster part to AL PACINO. The movie veteran has revealed he was FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's first choice...

Garcia Gears Up For Godfather 4

Actor ANDY GARCIA believes everybody wants to see a GODFATHER 4 movie - except PARAMOUNT PICTURES. The star - who played VINNY CORLEONE in 1990's THE GODFATHER: PART III - reckons the movie studio...

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