Okay, I just saw the end of the Sopranos for the second time. I watched the east coast feed and then saw it again, shuddering over the end that wasn’t an end, but just a stop in time.
Others can deconstruct what it means, but to me it’s the field day for commerce over art–why kill off Tony and company when this indecisive conclusion allows the producers and the network to decide whether or not to sell the franchise off to another director/producer for a spin off or a theatrical movie?
I’d say the finale was closer to silly stuff than high art. Arrgh.

Update: Interesting comments coming in, with David Bennett making some great points on the script and set up. However, for all the folks who say Chase will never make a movie–I agree. My thought is they will sell it off to another writer/producer and focus on that table of the second generation–Beverly Hills 90210 meets the Godfather. Yeah, sounds gross, but I can see it.

Update: How many folks agree with Susie Bright that we’re seeing Tony get wacked when the screen goes black? If that’s the case, I’m thinking cheap trick.

Okay, I just saw the end of the Sopranos for the second time. I watched the east coast feed and then saw it again, shuddering over the end that wasn’t an end, but just a stop in time.
Others can deconstruct what it means, but to me it’s the field day for commerce over art–why kill off Tony and company when this indecisive conclusion allows the producers and the network to decide whether or not to sell the franchise off to another director/producer for a spin off or a theatrical movie?
I’d say the finale was closer to silly stuff than high art. Arrgh.

Update: Interesting comments coming in, with David Bennett making some great points on the script and set up. However, for all the folks who say Chase will never make a movie–I agree. My thought is they will sell it off to another writer/producer and focus on that table of the second generation–Beverly Hills 90210 meets the Godfather. Yeah, sounds gross, but I can see it.

Update: How many folks agree with Susie Bright that we’re seeing Tony get wacked when the screen goes black? If that’s the case, I’m thinking cheap trick.