Monday, June 11, 2007

Don't Stop...

RE: Sopranos finale

Another way of stopping... there's so much here, hopefully I'll have something by end of day. In the meantime, your final song in The Sopranos series:

"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey

4 comments:

Tommy B. said...

yeah, I really hope you have something to say about the episode, because I am totally....geez, I don't even know. I was sensing this whole "storm" building at the end with that guy sitting at the bar and Meadow parking the car, but what happens? A happy freakin' ending.....or was it?!?!

I'm thinking (and hoping) that when the DVD for this part of the season comes out, it will have multiple endings.

By the way, EXCELLENT blog my friend. I just stumbled upon it a few nights ago and have been reading your episode reviews and they're totally top-notch

Tb

drake leLane said...

Thank you... yes, I am working on something.

It takes me so long to finish these Sopranos posts, that I've stopped trying to be prompt and instead just focus on being thorough.

Well, as thorough as I can be trying to write this between the 'real job' that always seems to get in the way ;)

tamyers said...

Like Tommy b., I found your blog recently and really enjoyed reading your breakdown & playlists for past Sopranos episodes...I only started watching the Sopranos this season & now of course want to get all the DVD's for past seasons...I look foward to your take on Made In America ( even if it takes a while)....

When I watched the episode the first time, I interpreted the fast cut to black as simply, That's it..shows over..life gos on,,,My husband, who has never seen the Sopranos other than that scene, immediately said.. "Tony's dead"...He says the fast cut to black & no music over the credit roll clearly mean that Tony is dead...If Chase had intended to imply business as usual, it would have ended on an up note with music or a slow fade to black...

I have read a lot of opinions since then ( & rewatched the episode) and I am still not sure of Chases' intention...Chase says that he has no intention of explaining it or reinterpreting it..He was quoted as saying, "Watch it; it's all there...

Anyway, thanks for all your great inights!

drake leLane said...

thanks again... yeah, I had similar feelings when I first saw it. I went from 'Chase is f*cking with us' to 'Tony's dead' to 'all things to all people.' My final thought to the cut to black ending is reflected in my post (finally up.) Shakespeare's Hamlet ends similarly (with silence) and Chase has conjured the bard before, so I'm thinking along those lines (along with the story going 'on and on and on and on' ala the Journey song.)