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The National Film Preservation Foundation has announced the line-up for its new two-DVD box set, Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986. Treasures IV presents works by 27 artists—from Bruce Baillie to Andy Warhol—who worked outside the mainstream and redefined American cinema in the decades following World War II. The set (list price $44.99) will be released on March 3, 2009, and distributed by Image Entertainment.
Making of The Godfather:
The real Mafia played a significant—if hidden—role in the creation of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather, and Mark Seal’s story in the 2009 Hollywood Issue (“The Godfather Wars”) detailed most of it. But one of the most remarkable anecdotes came to light only after the magazine was published, when the daughter of a reputed mobster told V.F. how her family befriended, tutored, and overfed the Corleones.
Gold Diggers of 1933