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By Tom Harris and Madhav Khandekar
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mario Puzo
Don Draper ("Mad Men"), Tony Soprano ("The Sopranos") and Walter White ("Breaking Bad") are indeed difficult men. They are emotionally tormented, brooding and moody. Yet, they wield significant influence. These dark characters, brought to life by equally unhappy men, have ushered in a new era of storytelling.
The lawyer for the late creator of "The Godfather" stories told a judge Thursday that Paramount Pictures broke a nearly half-century-old deal with the writer and should no longer get exclusive rights to make movies based on books his heirs commission.
The world has not seen the last of the Corleones.
He said Paramount paid Puzo between $50,000 and $75,000 for rights in a 1969 contract, though the author later made millions from subsequent contracts to write screenplays based on the books.
"Mario said: `Don't take the puppy,'" Fields recalled with a smile.