'Combining narrative analysis and production history, this slender book reminds us why Francis Ford Coppola's first episode in The Godfather trilogy has been accorded the top spot in numerous polls of the greatest film of all time.' - The Independent '...
the book most definitely provides readers with a wealth of detail and range of approaches which is surely what the BFI Film Classics series invariably does best.' -Scope
A study in the BFI Film Classics series of Francis Ford Coppola's auteurist masterpiece, which reinvented the gangster movie and came to represent a high point of the 'New Hollywood'