Director Francis Ford Coppola is publishing the notebook that he used to write down all of his thoughts while adapting, casting, filming, and producing the film. The news was announced Tuesday.
The Godfather Notebook, a 720-page book is expected to reveal Coppola’s thought process while creating the 1972 gangster flick, which is widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made. The book will also include direction written on pages of the original al Mario Puzo novel, notes on casting ideas, and never-before-published photos from the set.
“This notebook was my private work reference to The Godfather film, and after many years, I’m excited to share it with those who may be interested, Coppola said in a statement. “It is the key to understanding what went into making the film from Mario Puzo’s novel.”
The publication will also include an introduction by Coppola. Published by Regan Arts, The Godfather Notebook will be available Nov. 15.