The Sopranos redefined television for more than just HBO, but did you know creator David Chase still thought of expanding his vision into a film, after the pilot was already shot? Or that the series shares 27 actors with its Goodfellas inspiration? Wake up this morning, and get yourself the 25th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ as we drive to Jersey for some felonious facts of HBO's The Sopranos!
Some months back, Sopranos creator David Chase made headlines by supposedly confirming Tony Soprano’s survival in the hotly-debated 2007 HBO series finale, only to recant his statements as a mix-up. Now, Chase has gone on the record for an in-depth look at every aspect of the final scene, but does it finally answer the big question?
The ending to HBO's magnum TV opus 'The Sopranos' has remained a source of debate over the last seven years, as fans and viewers analyze every sound and frame of series finale "Made in America" for a clue to Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. Now, despite a near-decade of refusals, series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.
Last week brought the shocking and tragic news that 'The Sopranos' star and all-around acclaimed actor James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family. Today in Manhattan, thousands gathered for the funeral service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, among them celebrities and 'Sopranos' alum, while series creator David Chase delivered a moving eulogy for the actor.
'The Sopranos' creator David Chase made his feature film debut with 'Not Fade Away,' the story of how the Rolling Stones changed the lives of a group of friends, and now the flick has come home on DVD and Blu-ray. In celebration, we've partnered up with sibling site Ultimate Classic Rock to offer up five Blu-ray copies.
Due to the size of the screens and budgets, most television auteurs (Aaron Sorkin, David Milch, Louis C.K.) are writers first and directors second, if at all. In contrast, David Chase, the creator of the watershed series 'The Sopranos' and now the impressive feature 'Not Fade Away,' is the total package. His dialogue is always outstanding -- and the rat-a-tat back-and-forth of a New Jersey Italian family in turmoil will sound mighty familiar to 'Sopranos' fans -- but he's also a naturally gifted visual storyteller, equally at home speaking through images instead of words.
'Sopranos' creator David Chase is making the jump from television to film with his feature debut, 'Not Fade Away.' The first trailer has arrived for the film that follows three friends who see the Rolling Stones on TV in 1964 and decide to follow their musical dreams.