In 1972, Mario Puzo's bestselling crime novel The Godfather was brought to the big screen by Paramount Pictures and a young writer-director named Francis Ford Coppola. It became a major critical and commercial success, with the saga of the Corleone family becoming an American epic spanning two additional films. Now let's take a look back at the Oscar-winning trilogy, which makes an offer so good that moviegoers still find it impossible to refuse. Featuring highlights from the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive. Explore more Academy Collections here.