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Friday, July 29, 2005

Taping Brando

Wired has a great article on the mashup of movies and games, including this bit on the upcoming GodFather game from Electronic Arts:

The line wasn't in The Godfather or either of the sequels, but it will be in The Godfather game this fall. To capture Corleone's final performance for gamemaker Electronic Arts, creative director Philip Campbell showed up at Brando's Los Angeles mansion with a portable DAT recorder, a shotgun mike, and a lavalier mike. "It was just the two of us, sitting in his living room," says Campbell, who spent three hours with the actor in February 2004 recording the game's script. "When we signed the deal to do The Godfather, we never dreamed we'd actually get Brando."

There some great insight on what happens when Hollywood and game studios work together, and some industry bits on what happens when they don't.

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