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'The Sopranos' Creator David Chase Puts On 'Little Black Dress' For His Directorial Feature

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 2:46 PM
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As the writer and creator of the groundbreaking, bar-setting, measuring-stick-by-which-all-others-are-judged "The Sopranos," David Chase's legacy is set. Everything else from here on out is gravy, and if it even approaches the ballpark of quality of his HBO series, that will be an accomplishment alone. And while Chase could easily run with another TV series, he's taking the leap to features to see if he can work his magic there. While his first at bat with last year's music drama "Not Fade Away" didn't quite hit the mark, he's getting ready to give it another shot.

'The Sopranos' Creator David Chase's Must See Movies Include 'Barry Lyndon,' 'Bicycle Thieves,' 'Something Wild' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 3, 2013 9:38 AM
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There’s a fun little series on NPR, titled “Watch This,” which occasionally takes a look at the favorite films from filmmakers such as William Friedkin, Paul Feig, and Kevin Smith. The latest edition features “The Sopranos” creator David Chase and it’s filled with a lot of interesting choices. It’s always fascinating to learn more about what influences certain filmmakers and Chase’s list definitely reflects that.

Review: Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Are Fleeting & Familiar In David Chase's Uneven 'Not Fade Away'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 21, 2012 4:47 PM
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For a film that’s ostensibly set to the vibrant pulse of early ‘60s rock 'n' roll and blues -- The Rolling Stones, the early Beatles, Bo Diddley, etc. -- David Chase’s directorial debut, “Not Fade Away,” sure has a curious, circuitous and eventually long-winded tempo. Set in 1964, just a few months after the Kennedy assassination with Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement and the sexual revolution in the air, “The Sopranos” creator’s ambitions are decidedly simpler and much more small scale.

NYFF: David Chase & Steve Van Zandt Talk The Music That Drove Them To 'Not Fade Away'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 6, 2012 11:30 AM
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As the movie entered common film-buff conversation, talk persisted that David Chase’s directorial debut “Not Fade Away” was autobiographical. The creator of “The Sopranos” had crafted a nostalgic tale set in the era in which he came of age, with a young group of mavericks dreaming of stardom from their garage band setups, and many claimed we were watching the life story of the TV legend. Speaking to the New York Film Festival audience upon the film’s premiere, Chase was quick to squash that talk immediately.

NYFF Review: Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Are Fleeting & Familiar In David Chase's Uneven 'Not Fade Away'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 5, 2012 2:04 PM
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For a film that’s ostensibly set to the vibrant pulse of early ‘60s rock 'n' roll and blues -- The Rolling Stones, the early Beatles, Bo Diddley, etc. -- David Chase’s directorial debut, “Not Fade Away,” sure has a curious, circuitous and eventually long-winded tempo. Set in 1964, just a few months after the Kennedy assassination with Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement and the sexual revolution in the air, “The Sopranos” creator’s ambitions are decidedly simpler and much more small scale.

New Images: 'The Way, Way Back' With Steve Carell & Sam Rockwell; 'Not Fade Away,' 'Flight' & 'Fun Size'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 5:17 PM
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So what happens when you win an Oscar? Your long-developing project gets the kick in the pants it needs to get made. And that's just what happened for "The Descendants" writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Originally set for director Shawn Levy ("Real Steel") in 2007, "The Way, Way Back" was first delayed by the WGA strike of that year, and was stuck in limbo before finally coming back to life last fall. After the pair took home an Oscar for the screenplay for "The Descendants," everything started moving fast, and with a pretty great cast on board.

David Chase's Period-Based Music Movie Now Titled 'Not Fade Away'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2012 4:58 PM
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Formerly called "The Twylight Zones," then going without a title for a while, it looks like the upcoming period-based music movie from "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has a fresh moniker, and it's one keeping very much in line with the backbeat of the film.

Is David Chase's Untitled Rock 'N' Roll Coming-Of-Age Film Aiming For A Cannes Premiere?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 25, 2011 3:03 AM
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Jack Huston Says Film's Fictional Band, The Twylight Zones, May Play The CroisetteWe've only just found out about the film's fall release date next year but could David Chase's directorial debut, a rock 'n' roll coming-of-age film previously going by the tentative title of "The Twylight Zones," be unveiled much, much earlier?

David Chase's Rock 'N' Roll Coming-Of-Age Feature Debut Scheduled For October 2012 Release

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 12, 2011 2:45 AM
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Ever since the controversial finale to "The Sopranos" in 2007, David Chase has been fairly low key, avoiding the spotlight perhaps as a method to steer clear from questions about how his defining series concluded.

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