The Press: Citizen Coppola

The scene looks like something out of The Godfather. A bearded Neapolitan and four unsmiling associates alight from a private jet, pile into a black limousine, and head for the office of a prominent editor. They take him for a ride to a local Italian restaurant, where much intense talk and spirited gesticulating ensue. A few hours later, the visitors fly off again in their plane.

Variations on that episode have been playing in a number of American cities in recent weeks, but the only real affinity to The Godfather is the fact that...

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