- ^ Sources disagree on the date where Paramount confirmed their intentions to make Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather into a feature-length film. Harlan Lebo's work states that the announcement came in January 1969, while Jenny Jones' book puts the date of the announcement three months after the novel's publication, in June 1969.
- ^ Sources disagree on both the amount of the original budget and the final budget. The starting budget has been recorded as $1, $2, and $2.5 million, while the final budget has been named at $5, $6, and $6.5 million.
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