Haute 100: Francis Ford Coppola to Publish ‘The Godfather Notebook’ With Never-Before-Seen Notes & Photos


The Godfather has become one of the most notorious mob movies to have ever hit the big screens. Forty-five years later it is still regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. If Godfather devotees ever hoped for an insider’s view of the film, here’s your chance. Director Francis Ford Coppola has announced he will release his personal notes and annotated pages of the film.

The Godfather Notebook will feature Coppola’s creative process that was written on the original pages of the novel written by Mario Puzo. The 720-page notebook will depict casting notes and a new, moving introduction by Coppola. In a statement, Coppola said, “This notebook was my private work reference to The Godfather film, and after many years, I’m excited to share it with those who may be interested. It is the key to understanding what went into making the film from Mario Puzo’s novel.”

In addition to the 77-year-old legendary film director’s personal notes, the book will boast never-before-seen photos. If you can get your hands on a copy, Coppola will also be signing limited and numbered editions, making the book a collector’s item.

Judith Regan, CEO of Regan Arts, added, “The Godfather Notebook truly captures the art of storytelling and the craft of filmmaking by one of the most visionary directors in history. This is a unique opportunity to experience the creation of a masterpiece. It’s an honor to publish such a rare and stunning work.”

Regan Arts, the publishing house who will be releasing the book, is offering special preorder sales price through June 30. The book will ship Nov. 15th. The book is priced at at $50 for U.S. and $60 CAN. The limited edition signed copies will cost $250. You can purchase your signed limited-edition copy here. For more information, click here.

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