10 ‘Sopranos’ Facts to Rat Out Your Mob Knowledge
The Sopranos redefined television for more than just HBO, but did you know creator David Chase still thought of expanding his vision into a film, after the pilot was already shot? Or that the series shares 27 actors with its Goodfellas inspiration? Wake up this morning, and get yourself the 25th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ as we drive to Jersey for some felonious facts of HBO’s The Sopranos!
In addition to cribbing from Martin Scorsese, Italian director Federico Fellini, and playwrights Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, Chase also based much of The Sopranos on his own real-life experiences. Not necessarily as a mob boss, mind you, but rather time spent in therapy, dealing with some surprisingly familiar family figures.
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