BLOGGING FROM A TO Z
A 1970’s Time Capsule
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The Godfather is a 1972 American crime drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of the fictional Corleone New York crime family, the story spans the years 1945–55, concentrating on the transformation of Michael Corleone from reluctant family outsider to ruthless Mafia boss while chronicling the family under the patriarch Vito. Based on Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name, The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the world. The film was the box office leader for 1972 and for a time, was the highest-grossing picture ever made. It won three Academy Awards for that year: Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and in the category Best Adapted Screenplay for Puzo and Coppola. Its nominations in seven other categories included Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall for Best Supporting Actor and Coppola for Best Director. The success spawned two sequels: The Godfather Part II in 1974, and The Godfather Part III in 1990.
A to Z on the Music Charts
Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 11, 1971 and remained for three weeks.
A to Z At the Movies
The top grossing film of 1978 and number 4 for the decade, Grease pared two of the hottest stars of the 1970s, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.