"Sopranos" creator David Chase, having skipped town for France in order to avoid all the outcry following the show’s already infamous finale on Sunday, offers a few words to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger about how the ending isn’t a set-up for a "Sopranos" venture onto the big screen.
"I don’t think about (a movie) much," he said. "I never say never. An idea could pop into my head where I would go, ‘Wow, that would make a great movie,’ but I doubt it.
"I’m not being coy," he added. "If something appeared that really made a good ‘Sopranos’ movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we’ve kind of said it and done it."
Thank the gods â€” this is hardly our purview, but we loved those last few minutes and can’t imagine a theatrical follow-up that could top them. Matt Zoller Seitz makes an excellent point at The House Next Door:
No gangster story has ever ended like this. The lack of resolution — the absolute and deliberate failure, or more accurately, refusal, to end this thing — was exactly right. It felt more violent, more disturbing, more unfair than even the most savage murders Chase has depicted over the course of six seasons, because the victim was us. He ended the series by whacking the viewer.
+ ‘Sopranos’ creator’s last word: End speaks for itself (Star-Ledger)
+ Sopranos Mondays: Season 6, Ep. 22, "Made in America" (The House Next Door)