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Images: Progeny of 'Godfather'

Electronic Arts' lead character designer watched the classic film every day for nearly a year to capture the characters' look and feel.

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Sonny day

In "The Godfather" game, Electronic Arts had to manually create the animation of characters like James Caan's Sonny Corleone by watching the film over and over and over.

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Tight with Tessio

Although EA was not able to use Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" game, it did get the rights to use many of the film's characters, including Abe Vigoda's Tessio (right).

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Smellin' like a rose

EA's "The Godfather" game includes scenes with Marlon Brando's Don Vito Corleone.

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Hangin' with Hagen

EA was also able to recreate Robert Duvall's Tom Hagen in "The Godfather" game.

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