A great number of TV and film stars also owe their current popularity to the success of TV dramas. This page is devoted to providing some subjective reviews of the better-known dramas. For more comprehensive English-language websites on TV dramas, visit Soompi.
Conception[ edit ] David Chase had worked as a television producer for more than 20 years before creating The Sopranos. Inhe wrote and directed the television film The Rockford Files: Chase won his first Emmy Award in for his work on The Rockford Files shared with fellow producers and his second for writing the television film Off the Minnesota Strip.
I want to tell the story about the reality of being a mobster—or what I perceive to be the reality of life in organized crime. They aren't shooting each other every day. They sit around eating baked ziti and betting and figuring out who owes who money.
Occasionally, violence breaks out—more often than it does in the banking world, perhaps. David Chasecreator and showrunner of The Sopranos  The story of The Sopranos was initially conceived as a feature film about "a mobster in therapy having problems with his mother.
Jennifer Melfi after his own psychiatrist. He also was raised on classic gangster filmssuch as The Public Enemyand the crime series The Untouchables.
The series is partly inspired by the Boiardo familya prominent New Jersey organized crime family when Chase was growing up, and partly on New Jersey's DeCavalcante family. He's inherited a business from his dad.
He's trying to bring it into the modern age. He's got all the responsibilities that go along with that. He's got an overbearing mom that he's still trying to get out from under.
Although he loves his wife, he's had an affair. He's got two teenage kids, and he's dealing with the realities of what that is. He's anxious; he's depressed; he starts to see a therapist because he's searching for the meaning of his own life.
During this time, Chase considered asking HBO for additional funding to shoot 45 more minutes of footage and release The Sopranos as a feature film.
In DecemberHBO decided to produce the series and ordered 12 more episodes for a episode season. The Sopranos was the second hour-long television drama series produced by HBO, the first being the prison drama Oz. Chase[ edit ] North Jersey prosecutor and municipal judge Robert Baer filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Chase in Trenton, New Jersey federal court, alleging that he helped to create the show.
Baer lost the suit, but he won a ruling that a jury should decide how much he should be paid for services as a location scoutresearcher, and story consultant. Baer argued that he had introduced Chase to Tony Spirito a restaurateur and gambler with alleged mob ties and Thomas Koczur a homicide detective for the Elizabeth Police Departmentwith whom Chase had conducted interviews and tours which strongly inspired some characters, settings, and storylines portrayed in The Sopranos.
Like the characters they portray on the show, many of the actors on The Sopranos are Italian American. Many cast members had appeared together in films and television series before joining the cast of The Sopranos.
The series shares a total of 27 actors with the Martin Scorsese gangster filmGoodfellasincluding main cast members Lorraine BraccoMichael Imperioliand Tony Sirico. Actors often did not know whether Chase liked their performances or not.Aug 22, · So while we're at it, what are, say, the best 10 television dramas of all time?
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