“I’m not coming back to The Sopranos.” Ida Tartoro, A two-time Emmy nominee for the role of Janice Soprano in the iconic HBO series, she said on the red carpet of the show’s long-awaited prequel movie on Wednesday, “The Many Saints of Newark.” “True,” he said, “I’m not sure I’ve ever left.”
Inside the film’s world premiere – where New York City’s Beacon Theater overflowed with guests, including Eddie Falco, Steve Bussemi, Steven Van Zandt And cast members Michael Gandalfini, Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom, Jr., Vera Fermiga, Corey Stall And Ray Leota – Robert De Niro Took the stage. “‘The Sopranos is the’ godfather ‘of the golden age of television,” De Niro said. “And I have a certain fondness for prequels to gangster stories.”
In Premier, it has been more than fourteen years since the creation of the Creator David Chase At the end of the show in 2007, Tortoro and De Niro measured the evening coexistence scale – personal and deep.
Millions of Americans gathered on Sunday to watch a collection of the greatest anti-television heroes of all time, a prequel to Chase’s “The Many Saints of Newark”, a sequel to Tony Soprano’s mentor Dickie Moltisanti in the 1960s and 70s. Coming home to a crime family that can carry the privacy and intimacy of television. And at the same time, “Many Saints”, who played Nivola as Dickie and the late Of James Gandolphini In the character of son Michael Tony, “The Sopranos” offers a significant expansion of the universe. For Chase, who highlighted the writer-exhibitor’s emerging creative power in the 2000s, “Many Saints” is a return to film, the clash of “The Sopranos” with the great cannon of the gangster film that engulfed its creator.
The film’s Emmy-winning director admits, “David is very curious about what he’s doing.” Alan Taylor. “I don’t think he likes to give anything away, but like you, I had to figure out what this picture was.”
“Yes, you can’t come to this movie without being surprised about Tony, ”Taylor added,“ because we know where he got hurt. What do you think his fate is shaped? And for me, the question for all of us is whether we can rewrite. Each character is trying to rewrite himself in this film. ”
Like “The Sopranos”, the New Line movie “Many Saints” is concerned with its characters being demonized, sharing with a Freudian passion that sets the film apart as a unique part of Chase’s gangster universe. When militants kill in the “many saints” murders, they commit emotional crimes – from real trauma to violent explosions, not business transactions. And while racial conflict colors the narrative, behind the Newark racial riots, it’s not just a grazing for violence, but a commentary on assimilation, Americanism, and the real arrogance of gangster film.
“When David put Tony on Melfie’s couch, he put America on that couch,” said Odom Adam Jr., who played Harold, a black number runner who appeared as a rival to the Dimeo Crime family. Diversity On the red carpet.
“David’s decision to reflect on Tony’s upbringing with the Newark Riot to show the Great Migration and the Italian-American shift in the suburbs is not just a meaningful context for film and current audiences,” he said. “It’s the difference between David’s work, the kind of mobster he wrote, and the kind of gangster film that came before.”
On Wednesday – the great American mythology of Chase’s Cannon and Gangster movies – the hilarious shadow of Tony Soprano, and the deep loss of Gandalfini, continued to engage fans with characters, new actors and movie series with old ones.
Those who come to the movies for Tony’s appearance will find Gandalfini’s son in his place, portraying a much younger Tony in the fog of youth, violence and family strife. Just a signal, Taylor said Variety, There he is to make his crowd.
“The language of this show is that there is no clear answer,” he said moments before leaving for the theater. “We don’t go back and say, ‘This is the moment that made him.’ Some people are looking for when he is a gangster. But there is never an easy answer on this show, ”he concluded.
“The Russians never come back from the forest.”