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Steve Schapiro. The Godfather

Edition of 1,000
Hardcover in clamshell box, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 21.71 lb, 444 pages
US$ 3,000
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Step into the cinematic world of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy with this lavish collection of images from prominent unit photographer Steve Schapiro. Over 400 color and black-and-white photographs, most of which have never been published before, profile the classic performances of the cast including stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro.

Limited Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Never-before-seen photos of Coppola’s masterpiece
Selections from Steve Schapiro’s photographs provide an insider’s view of the making of the legendary trilogy. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro.

Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema’s most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, Schapiro immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall,and Diane Keaton. His photographs of the Godfather holding the cat and the whisper in the Godfather’s ear have become iconic images known throughout the world. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, reproduced from Schapiro’s original negatives.

This lavish limited-edition book, which also includes background articles and interviews about the films, contains over 400 color and black-and-white images, most of which have never been published before. It allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes at the making of film history, and it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime offer you can’t refuse.

Also available: the Art Edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, each signed by Steve Schapiro and accompanied by one of two original prints
The photographer

Steve Schapiro’s career as a freelance photojournalist started with a story on Arkansas migrant workers that made the cover of the The New York Times Magazine in 1961. Since then, his images have appeared in Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. In the 1970s, he began a second career as a successful publicity stills and movie poster photographer, working on classic films such as Taxi Driver, The Way We Were, and The Godfather—which can be seen in The Godfather Family Album (TASCHEN, 2008). In 2016, he collaborated with Lawrence Schiller on a Barbra Streisand book (TASCHEN) and in 2017, his Civil Rights photographs were combined with the text of James Baldwin in The Fire Next Time (TASCHEN). He died in 2022.

The editor

Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars.

Steve Schapiro. The Godfather
Edition of 1,000
Hardcover in clamshell box, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 21.71 lb, 444 pages