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If you liked 'The Godfather' (1972) you'll enjoy 'The Offer' (2022)

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Posted on May 23, 2022 at 11:35:41
Jay Buridan
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Based on Albert S. Ruddy's experiences of producing The Godfather.

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
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I once heard a novel writer mention such works, posted on May 24, 2022 at 16:30:27
beach cruiser
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I forget the mans name, but he was proposing that his hugely popular success proved he was a better writer that all the guys who won prizes and recognition for scholorly works.

he said if they had the skills , they would write a popular novel, get a bunch of money, and then return to serious works . he said this proved he possessed skills these serious writers lacked, since they were never as well read or remunerative as his works.

The Godfather either proved him wrong, being a singular event from a scholarly writer , or was the exception.

 

RE: I once heard a novel writer mention such works, posted on May 25, 2022 at 11:14:44
mbnx01
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Mario Puzo was a serious writer?



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Have to say even IF you don't like The Godfather you'll enjoy The Offer..., posted on May 27, 2022 at 22:12:38
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GREAT story, fine actors, well put together.

A very interesting tale of the times beyond making a movie.

There's also "Leave The Gun, Take The Cannoli" a book by Mark Seal that
tells the tale from a less Ruddy centric POV IF you like The Godfather.


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Thanks, I'll read that book, posted on May 30, 2022 at 07:45:03
Jay Buridan
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:)

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
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Very good! Thanks for the rec. (nt), posted on May 31, 2022 at 18:07:42
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Robert Evans was an interesting guy in his own right, posted on June 3, 2022 at 07:09:18
Jay Buridan
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He made Paramount Studios the #1 film studio in Hollywood. And later was involved in the Cotton Club Murder trial as a prime witness but never charged. Here's the story attached.

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. "
― W.C. Fields

 

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