By Ira Zuckerman
A diary of the construction of the 1st Godfather film.
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The one new development is a gentle move of little ladies, of various a while and sizes, pouring into the foyer of Filmways. they're candidates for the jobs of members of the wedding social gathering, and one in every of them could be selected to play the child-star girlfriend of motion picture producer Jack Woltz. thirty ninth Day of Shooting: Wednesday may possibly 19 round midday, after a regimen morning, Coppola suddenly decides to restore a scene that was once minimize from the script: the birthday celebration of the Shirley Temple–type baby star on the Woltz Brothers studio in Hollywood.
The decision at the present time is for five a. m. it's a sizzling, muggy and overcast morning. Mike Chapman, camera operator, Coppola and Ruddy are waiting for the exterior setup of a scene depicting the shooting of Barzini, performed through Richard Conte. they're discussing infantile sexuality and Reichian psychology. “I spent sixteen months in Reichian analysis and it was once the easiest time of my life,” says Ruddy. “Sex used to be nice during that time. i've got a chum in California who has his personal orgone field.
Coppola has spent a part of Sunday rehearsing with Diane Keaton and Al Pacino their intimate hotel-room scenes. Pacino decided to spend the evening within the elegantly appointed suite of rooms and greets the workforce in his bathrobe as they arrive for the morning name. Later that morning, whereas setting up for the 1st shot, Fred Astaire drops via to say hi to Coppola. The actor, who starred within the director’s final movie, Finian’s Rainbow, heard concerning the Godfather filming while he checked in that morning on the St.
Not anyone says it, yet many needs to suspect another attempt on Colombo’s lifestyles, an attack within the hospital to finish him off. similar to within the Godfather. I input the hospital. Immediately a policeman stops me and asks the place I’m going. I inform him the 8th flooring and he's satisfied. within the elevator, I ask a nurse which flooring the operating rooms are on. Following her instructions, i am getting off at the moment flooring. This time i'm stopped via a nurse. She says the police won’t allow me to remain on this flooring.
Because the women are approximately to go into they cease and stare in disbelief at considered one of the passengers facing them. he's casually wearing an orange cashmere turtleneck sweater, a worn black velvet jacket and black pants. In his hand is a script of The Godfather. “Oh, my God! ” gasps one of many women, “It’s Marlon Brando! ” The actor responds with a blinding smile and gallantly makes manner for the dancers. a couple of minutes later Brando enters a wide room at the most sensible flooring of the building, which is used for theater, dance and television rehearsals.