Unscripted

History makes Prometheus an offer it can’t refuse

The Godfather Legacy, a two-hour special from Prometheus Entertainment, is set to premiere on U.S. net History, featuring interviews with the films' stars and director as they discuss the trilogy's impact on Hollywood, audiences, and real-life organized crime. (Pictured: The Godfather)
June 27, 2012

The Godfather Legacy, a two-hour special premiering on U.S. net History on July 24, will feature interviews with the films’ director and actors discussing the trilogy’s impact on Hollywood, audiences, and real-life organized crime.

The Sopranos actor Michael Imperoli narrates the Prometheus Entertainment-produced special, which is dedicated to the 1972 film (pictured above) and its sequels, which focus on the Corleone crime family.

Historians, scholars, law enforcement agents and Mafiosi explain how The Godfather films have resonated with audiences and impacted popular culture.

The doc special also features interviews with the film’s screenwriter/director Coppola, and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Joe Mantegna and Talia Shire.

Kevin Burns serves as executive producer for Prometheus, while Susan Leventhal is the executive producer for History.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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