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The Godfather Part III
(1990)
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Composed, Arranged, and Conducted by:
Carmine Coppola

Additional Pre-Existing Music by:
Nino Rota
Pietro Mascagni

Produced by:
Francis Ford Coppola
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
CBS/Columbia Records
(December 18th, 1990)
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Regular U.S. release.
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AWARDS
The song "Promise Me You'll Remember" was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. The score was also nominated for a Golden Globe.
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Buy it... if you are primarily in search of the vocalized portions of this soundtrack, including the Harry Connick, Jr. song or the extensive excerpts from the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" that dominate half of its only album.

Avoid it... if you expect any part of Carmine Coppola's original score to compete with the far more effective and compelling thematic continuity that Nino Rota provided for the first two films.
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The Godfather Part III: (Carmine Coppola/Nino Rota) An offer from Paramount to director Francis Ford Coppola in regards to a third film in the famed The Godfather franchise had long been standing, and reportedly due to financial difficulties, he eventually agreed to make what he termed the "epilogue" to the first two films in 1990. Completing the story of mafia king Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part III extended the story of the Corleone family from the late 1970's through the 1990's, culminating in Michael's victory over his remaining enemies in the 1980's and his eventual, lonely death more than a decade later. The structure of the third film followed the same tragic formula as the previous two, ending in not only a series of assassinations seen executed simultaneously on screen, but also in the cold death of a close member of the family. Response to The Godfather Part III was nowhere near that of the previous two films, with significant casting problems (mostly involving Sofia Coppola as Michael's daughter and the absence of Robert Duvall's important character due to the actor's salary demands), a rushed script with connections to contemporary events (related to the Pope) too ambitious to cover, and a soundtrack that didn't continue the standard of compelling thematic impact established by Nino Rota in the early 1970's. Rota had long been dead by the time production on The Godfather Part III began, though the director's father, Carmine Coppola, who had arranged all of the original source material for the first two films and conducted the entirety of the second, was hired once again to adapt Rota's themes and provide a few fresh identities for new characters. The absence of Rota's sensibilities was clearly felt in The Godfather Part III, which diminished the role of the original score and forced source-like material and the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni (seen performed at the famous Teatro Massimo in Palermo during the entirety of the film's climax) into roles as the centerpieces. This fact also led to Coppola's score being quite short in length and thus not able to really develop any of the existing or new ideas to any convincing degree. The result is a film for which the music was quite memorable, but for which the score was almost completely forgettable.

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Average: 2.81 Stars
***** 12 5 Stars
**** 21 4 Stars
*** 29 3 Stars
** 23 2 Stars
* 21 1 Stars
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The Godfather Part III Formula
Bruno Costa - December 5, 2010, at 4:54 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 54:17
• 1. Main Title* (0:42)
• 2. The Godfather Waltz* (1:10)
• 3. Marcia Religioso** (2:51)
• 4. Michael's Letter* (1:08)
• 5. The Immigrant*/Love Theme from The Godfather Part III** (2:37)
• 6. The Godfather Waltz* (1:24)
• 7. To Each His Own - performed by Al Martino (3:21)
• 8. Vincent's Theme**/* (1:49)
• 9. Altobello*/** (2:09)
• 10. The Godfather Intermezzo**/* (3:23)
• 11. Sicilian Medley: Va Pensiero/Danza Trantella/Mazurka (Alla Siciliana)** (2:11)
• 12. Promise Me You'll Remember** - performed by Harry Connick, Jr. (5:12)
• 13. Preludio & Siciliana*** (8:15)
• 14. A Casa Amiche*** (2:00)
• 15. Preghiera*** (5:30)
• 16. Finale*** (8:13)
• 17. Coda: The Godfather Finale* (2:28)
* composed by Nino Rota
** composed by Carmine Coppola
*** from the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni

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