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Sopranos Creator Honors James Gandolfini at the Late Actor's Funeral

During Thursday's funeral service for James Gandolfini, The Sopranos' creator David Chase read a letter to the late actor as his eulogy.

"When I said before that you were my brother, this has a lot to do with that: Italian-American, Italian worker, builder, that Jersey thing — whatever that means — the same social class," Chase said at the 90-minute ceremony held in New York's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, according to Hitfix. read more

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Evan Williams & Biz Stone discuss their new publishing platform Medium.com. David Chase on his film "Not Fade Away." watch

Exclusive: TV Writers Choose the 101 Best-Written Shows Ever; What Was No. 1?

Bada bing! The Writers Guild of America has named HBO's The Sopranos, created by David Chase, the best-written TV series of all time. Members of the WGA's West and East coast chapters — folks who obviously know a thing or two about writing TV shows — evaluated hundreds of dramas, comedies, miniseries (six hours or more), daytime serials, animation, variety series, talk shows and kids' programs to come up with an unprecedented, exhaustive list of TV's top 101.

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Year Title Description
2011 America in Primetime TV Show Series, Remarks by
1999 The Sopranos TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1997 Follow Me Home Movie, Actor - Jimmy
1996 Kounterfeit Movie, Writer
1994 Trauma Movie, Actor - Sid Marigold

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David Chase Developing Miniseries for HBO

Sopranos creator David Chase is coming back to HBO.

The multi-award-winning writer-director is returning to the cable channel to develop A Ribbon of Dreams, a miniseries about the birth and growth of the Hollywood film industry. In addition to writing and producing the miniseries, Chase will also ... read more

The Sopranos: The Complete Series — Review

Bada bing! At long last, the seedy adventures of Tony Soprano & Co. finally arrive on shelves in one complete package. While we could argue about the merits of the show all day (and don't even get us started on that ending), the No. 1 question in every consumer's mind as it relates to this set is the price tag. Is this beautifully and carefully designed package really worth $400 bucks? Like most things in David Chase's world, the answer is a bit complicated ... read more

Sopranos Boss David Chase Wins Lawsuit as Jury Says Fuhgeddaboutit

After a five-day trial and 90 minutes of deliberation, a jury decided that Sopranos creator David Chase owes no money to Robert Baer, a former prosecutor and judge who gave Chase the idea for a show about north Jersey mobsters. Outside the courtroom, the New York Daily News reports, Chase likened the legal action to "a fly buzzing in your bathroom for several years, and now it's been swatted." He then made an awesome allusion to the Sopranos controversial conclusion, saying of the trial, "I hope [fans] like the ending." read more

Sopranos Creator in Court on "Theft" Charges

David Chase reported to a Trenton, NJ, courthouse on Wednesday morning to defend himself against former New Jersey municipal court judge Robert Baer's claim that ideas of his ideas helped Chase bring The Sopranos to life. Baer, also a former assistant prosecutor, filed suit in 2002, alleging that he suggested to Chase a TV series about organized crime in Jersey and gave Chase a crash course on the North Jersey mob, and as such wants credit and compensation. According to the AP, opening statements are expected after the lunch break.In a related class-action suit, absolutely no one is laying claim to John from Cincinnati. read more

I was wondering what you ...

Question: I was wondering what you thought of David Chase's comments excerpted from an interview in the upcoming The Sopranos: The Complete Book. He kind of spit in the fans' faces and told them to get a life. Since reading that interview, I will never watch or buy anything made by him or his production company. What kind of pretentious jerk tells people that there is a war going on and that we should care about other things? He didn't seem to mind that there was a war going on when he picked up his Emmy. Talk about frivolous. Answer: The quote that seems to have really riled you went like this: "It seemed that those people were just looking for an excuse to be pissed off. There was a war going on that week and attempted terror attacks in London. But these people were talking about onion rings." Gotta say, that does come off as arrogant, and I'm sorry he took that attitude, given some of the other more thoughtful things he had to say in this interview. But then, given the amount of abuse ... read more


Charlie Rose with Meg Whitman; David Chase (March 7, 2001)
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Considering David Chase: Essays on <I>The Rockford Files, Northern Exposure</I> and <I>The Sopranos</I>
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