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Gordon Willis: An original b/w still or press photograph of the wedding scene in “The Godfather Part I” showing Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone dancing with his daughter Connie (Talia Shire). Back with red note, NBC text and publication date (October 25th 1974). Photo size 17.5 cm. Frame size 33×43 cm.

Francis Ford Coppola's brilliant opening scene in “The Godfather Part I” (Connie's wedding) lasts no less than 27 minutes. During this - in terms of movie productions very long span of time - the viewer is allowed to have a look into the Corleone family's innermost secrets, is being introduced to the key figures of the movie and gets a vivid impression of the Italian culture that makes up the base of the drama.

The scene takes place in 1945 and was shot in Staten Island, New York. Approx. 750 local residents participated as extras.

Seller informs

This is an original b/w still or press photograph from 1972/1974, which shows normal signs of age and handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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1,000 kr.

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600 kr.  

3 bids

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