World Fantasy Award-Winning Author Fonda Lee returns to the show to discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, a landmark film in cinematic history that one host had never even seen! Fonda Lee is the author of the fantasy novel JADE CITY and discusses the ways in which the film influenced her work toward the end of the episode. She’s also the author of a series of Young Adult Novels, EXO, ZEROBOXER, and CROSS FIRE as well as holding black belts in both karate and kung fu.
Topics include: Fonda’s inspirations, Francis Ford Coppola’s career and place in the “New Hollywood Wave”, legendary performances from both Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, the fight to get the movie made, the density of the story, the “Prince of Darkness,” the Fruit Theory, Michael Corleone’s transformation into a Don both different and similar to Don Vito, cold vengeance, and the mutual respect for great work in the artistic community.
JADE CITY Discussion: 1:23:37
Join them next week when Fonda Lee joins the show again to discuss Godfather pt. 2!
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