August 9, 2019
The Godfather script is a thing of beauty. Let’s focus on the big picture and take some worldbuilding lessons from it.
Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola wanted to tell the story of a family in flux. Immigrants living the American dream after the war. But also criminals. To do this, they had to adapt Puzo’s best selling book and build a world that most Americans were unfamiliar with and had little to no idea how it worked.
Today we’re going to take a look at the script for The Godfather and talk about how its worldbuilding helped create what some people think is the greatest film ever made.
Read the Godfather Script here!