The “The Godfather” (Pt. 1; Pt. 2, Godfather and Seventies Hollywood; Gangster Film)

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The Godfather’ marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success, as a work of art, as a creative ‘property’, as a model for other filmmakers, changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis places the film in the context of 1970s Hollywood and the gangster film genre, examining its status as a critique of the American dream.