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Scariest Moment in The Godfather: Horse Head in the Bed Scene vs. Recent Copyright Lawsuit against Mario Puzo’s Estate

If you've never seen The Godfather , then you won't know the horse head scene. Basically, a character turns down a request from the Godfather, Don Corleone (Marlon Brando), and, as punishment, finds the head of his racehorse in his bed. The scene is disturbing and frightening but maybe...

New York Court Rejects Paramount’s Preemption Argument in “The Godfather” Copyright Case

The Southern District of New York recently refused to dismiss a breach of contract counterclaim asserted by the Estate of Mario Puzo against Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Puzo, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139827 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 26, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...