NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to the role of Tony Soprano.
The soundtrack to David Chase’s Not Fade Away features the fictional band portrayed in the film, The Twylight Zones, covering some early rock classics including Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley,” Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and the standard “Time Is On My Side.” One lesser known song on the soundtrack is “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” written by the film’s Music Supervisor, Steven Van Zandt.
In theaters now is Not Fade Away, David Chase’s first post-Sopranos project. And just as Chase was meticulous on every point on his groundbreaking HBO series – from plot to locations to music – he gave the same attention to detail to every aspect of his latest project.
The David Chase/Steven Van Zandt relationship was a pretty simpatico one through all six seasons of ‘The Sopranos.’ Until the last scene of the final episode; Van Zandt and Chase famously disagreed on the choice to end the series with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
“Yeah, we got the old band back together,” Van Zandt tells us. “Me and David Chase and James Gandolfini.”
Since ending one of Americas biggest television dramas, The Sopranos, award winning creator David Chase is moving on and is bringing a new element to his life, directing a movie.