In the spirit of awards season and our own Santa Barbara International Film Festival next week, Upstairs presents two cinematic books to delight.
First, an offer you can’t refuse – The Godfather Family Album – behind the scenes of Coppola’s masterpiece.
“It’s dangerous to be an honest man.”
—Michael Corleone, Godfather III
As special photographer on the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy, Steve Schapiro had the remarkable experience of witnessing legendary actors giving some of their most memorable performances.
Schapiro immortalized Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton in photos that have since become iconic images, instantly recognizable and endlessly imitated. Gathered together in this book are Schapiro’s finest photographs from all three Godfather films, lovingly reproduced from the original negatives.
With contextual essays and interviews covering the trilogy in its entirety, this book contains over 400 color and black & white images.
Schapiro’s images take us behind the scenes of this epic and inimitable cinematic saga, revealing the director’s working process, capturing the moods and personalities involved, and providing insight into the making of movie history.
And, TASCHEN’s 365 Day-By-Day movie series…
Make everyday a showpiece with this reusable calendar featuring a seminal movie image and related quote for each new date.
Rediscover tantalizing scenes and terrific starlets; perfect villains and stunning sets; as well as that reassuring feeling of turning a page to mark the new day. You’ll also learn the birthdays of cinema’s greatest stars, so you can celebrate the dates on which the silver screen got that much brighter.
For the filmophile in all of us!
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