The Godfather, Visually Annotated

Check out Tiago's post on The Godfather Notebook. Elliot told me to check it out because of this image. The director would cut out pages from the book into a 3 ring binder, and leave plenty of rooms in the margins. He would take notes to help paint how scenes would unfold: "HIT HARD AND BLOODY." Or by highlighting "frozen fork," maybe that indicates a quick image to flash.

It shows the value of the margins. Open space lets you re-interpret what's in the text. This is how I work through drafts in writing. I paste an essay into Miro, start drawing shapes within and outside of the text, and then connect all the dots. It's cool that this happened in a physical binder, but a digital mind map makes this so much more doable, and easier to systematize.



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