As reaction to the finale of "The Sopranos" continues to run heavily against David Chase's decision to end on an ambiguous note—or so says the media, the Star-Ledger, as we mentioned earlier, runs an absolutely terrific interview with the show's creator. Chase, "hiding out" in France to avoid the inevitable disgruntled reaction from a bunch of mooks who like their endings spelled out in giant block letters, denies intentionally upsetting the show's fans. "We did what we thought we had to do. No one was trying to blow people's minds or thinking, 'Wow, this'll (tick) them off.'" But will there be a 'Sopranos' movie?
- There probably won't be a movie.
- Chase spent a long time figuring out the ending.
- The crew was [incredibly, justifiably, correctly - Ed.] dubious about the use of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" but [tragically, ludicrously, pathetically - Ed.] eventually came around.
- FBI Agent Harris' "We're gonna win this thing!" line came from an actual event. [But then you knew that.]
- Those e-mails flying around (do stop sending them!) that claim everyone in the final scene had been on a previous episode? Bullshit.
As for that final scene: "I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there," Chase says. "People get the impression that you're trying to (mess) with them, and it's not true. You're trying to entertain them." You gotta love this guy: Even when he tells you he's not fucking with you, he makes you think he's fucking with you. Enjoy that vacation, dude, you've earned it.
'Sopranos' creator's last word: End speaks for itself [Star-Ledger]