Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Gen. Tommy Franks, Nov/Dec 03
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Former CEO/Columbia Pictures and 20th Century Fox
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
I read your article, "The Godfather Speaks," in the October 2003 issue of Cigar Aficionado with great pleasure. As an avid fan of the trilogy of Godfather movies, I enjoyed the bird's-eye view of the whole project and feel like I know the characters and Mr. Coppola better. I plan to now go back and read Mr. Puzo's book. I had no idea that the book differed in so many ways, though not surprising when it comes to books-turned-movies. It seems that many things in life that are full of struggle and tribulation end with a product matched by no other. The Godfather is no exception. Even though Mr. Coppola does not wish to enter the world of the Mafioso any longer, he still appreciates the end product that came from the whole experience.
As I puff away on the free Macanudo Robust included with the October issue, I would like to thank you for putting out such a high-quality and enjoyable magazine. My wife does not smoke cigars, but she fights me to read Cigar Aficionado when it arrives at our house.
Columbia, South Carolina