"My father’s name was Antonio Andolini and this is for you!"


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Get to know me meme: “As far back as I could remember I always wanted to be a Gangster.”

Favorite Crime lords, Drug Kingpins, and, Gangsters on Film & Television

Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather) - Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, & Al Capone (Boardwalk Empire) - Walter White/Heisenberg (Breaking Bad) - Tony Montana & Carlito Brigante (Scarface & Carlitos Way) - Nicky Santoro (Casino) - Jimmy Conway (Goodfellas) - Frank Lucas (American Gangster) - Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) - Otomo (Outrage/Beyond Outrage) - Jules Winnfield & Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction)


Behind the scenes: ‘The Godfather’ trilogy. 17 rare shots of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola in production on one of film history’s greatest trilogies. [BFI]

The perfect Sunday read: Google Books is hosting a digital archive of the first 30 years of New York Magazine (1968 through 1997). Amongst this bewildering wilderness of magazines is a real treasure — an August 21, 1972, article written by Mario Puzo on his experience writing the novel and the screenplay for ‘The Godfather.’ It’s a great article, too. First, you gotta go here, which will take you to the contents page. In the upper left-hand corner you’ll see the little summary of the Puzo article and above that, you’ll see “page 22.” That’s a link. Click that, and it’ll take you to the article. —Mario Puzo Speaks from the Grave!

“It could be said of so many movie moments, but describing the horse-head scene as one of the most iconic in American film history is no exaggeration. It was already famous from the book — only in Mario Puzo’s novel, the horse’s head was on the bedpost when Jack Woltz wakes up. Audiences rose up in anger over the death of the horse, and many asked if it were a real animal head. Yes, it was. The studio had encouraged Francis Ford Coppola to use a fake horse head, but he didn’t like the mock-up. His scouts found a horse ready for slaughter at a dog-food plant in New Jersey. The art director picked one that looked like the horse in the film and said, ‘When that one is slaughtered, send us the head.’ Coppola later remembered, ‘One day, a crate with dry ice came with this horse’s head in it.’” —The Anniversary You Can’t Refuse: 40 Things You Didn’t Know About The Godfather

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