Tuesday, June 12, 2007


The guys at RedState commemorate the 20th anniversary of President Reagan's 'Tear Down This Wall' speech.

Galley Slaves has a number of thoughts on the end of the Sopranos. Scroll down.

My take? Stories have endings. I don't gain anything by not having David Chase select one. People will still debate for themselves whether it was the 'right' one. It would have improved the series to see Tony killed, or tried, or reformed -- to find out how Chase views the results of the choices these characters have made. As things stand now, we're left the rumors that Chase filmed three endings, and that they might include a Soprano family member dieing in a car bomb, or Tony being killed, or another family member taking a bullet intended for Tony. Presumably any such alternate endings will be included on a DVD, and people will debate for themselves which is the 'real' one. This will all be seen as an attempt to sell more DVDs. And what if Chase ultimately makes a movie, or adds additional episodes? This will all be seen as contrived.

If you're interested in more on the Sopranos, Chase does an interview here with NJ.com.

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