“Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark”*

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  1. hybrid_77

    hybrid_77 Forum Resident

    New England
    Actor who's playing Livia looks and sounds a little like Edie
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  2. fspringer

    fspringer Forum Resident

    New York City
    The below scene, too, which really stuck in my head. Tom Petty, American Girl, summer of 1977, at the earliest. Carmella was playing 70s rock songs on a boombox in the hospital, presumably from Tony's youth, to hopefully pull him out of the coma after being shot by Uncle June. The memories she describes sound like teenagers horsing around on the Jersey Shore circa 1977. By the way this movie presents a new timeline, they'd be doing this in 1967, the summer of the Newark race riots.

  3. thgord

    thgord In Search of My New Euphoric Groove

    Moorpark, CA
    That's Vera Farmiga
  4. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Don't worry about the timeline. It's not that important.
    If they have to finesse the timeline it's for good reasons.
    It's not worth fussing over.
  5. Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars Forum Resident

    This has to be the most overused joke ever.
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  6. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    I don't disagree. I'm not going to get hung up on it and miss the chance to enjoy Many Saints.

    "You hear about the Chinese godfather? He made them an offer they couldn't understand.”
  7. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    I'm so glad the world of the Sopranos is being revisited. That's a lot of starpower being thrown at the kid, hope he's able to keep up!
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no matter what this will be great!
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  9. fspringer

    fspringer Forum Resident

    New York City
    The timeline is important. Chase was meticulous in so many of his artistic choices: accurate portrayals of suburban Jersey, using real places, countless small cultural references in terms of TV shows, music and movies, etc. I could handle a few years off, but a decade? No, that's a major gaffe. Here's hoping it's the only one.
  10. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    They'll manage it. Assume they know what they're doing.
  11. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    I think it looks good. I also agree that Vera Fermiga kind of looked/acted like Edie Falco in that clip.
  12. fspringer

    fspringer Forum Resident

    New York City
    I just realized, Season 1, Episode 7 - Down Neck - has Tony flashing back numerous times to that summer of 1967. Probably worth reviewing in the leadup to this movie.
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  13. fspringer

    fspringer Forum Resident

    New York City
    A few other odd notes. In watching the trailer again, there's a scene with young Tony splayed out on his bedroom floor, headphones on, between speakers, listening to music. You can barely make out one of the album covers in his stack: Humble Pie, Performance Rocking the Fillmore which came out in late 1971. I also noticed his hair would have been very long for a teenage white kid growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Newark circa 1967. So, I'm thinking, this whole movie doesn't take place in 1967, but could be more so flashbacks to that summer interspersed with Tony interacting with his unofficial mentor, Dickie Moltisanti, later in the 70s. Or at least I'm hoping that's the case!
  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

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  15. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    I just binge-watched all six seasons.
    The bump-cut to black ending disrespects the audience.

    Throughout the program Tony Soprano makes numerous references
    to growing up and as fspringer points out above there are flashbacks
    to his growing up. So there's a lot of different ways to go in a feature
    film prequel.
  16. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  17. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    I watched the trailer again. Chase co-authored the screenplay. It’s gonna be good…
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  18. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Trailer looks good. More action apparently based on this Trailer, than when I watched it 3-4 consecutive episodes in some cases, when a friend originally got ahold of the series(I have since bought the BluRay Box Set). Ray Liotta himself in this movie makes it worth seeing for me. Anyways, my only complaint on the Series was I wanted ‘More Whacking and Less Yacking’(especially from Tony’s annoying Sister).
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Title a tad long.
  20. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Love the title.
    I'm glad they didn't call it The Sopranos or The Sopranos: The Movie.
    Calling it The Many Saints of Newark allows for some individuality.
    The trailers look promising. The vibes are good.
    This will be the first movie I see in a theater in two years.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Seen the trailer, looks promising.

    Title ?

    The Sopranos: The beginning
    .. would have been better.

    As is ... sounds like the new Bruce Springsteen album title. :)
  22. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    May be stating the obvious, but it's the transliteration of Christopher's last name, Moltisanti. Obviously, Dickie Moltisanti is the main character and we all remember the many references throughout Sopranos that he was Tony's hero.
  23. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident

    That's correct. Moltisanti literally means Many Saints in Italian. And David Chase has said that this is movie is not a Tony Soprano origin story. It's going to focus on Dickie and his untold story.
  24. BEAThoven

    BEAThoven Forum Resident

    New Jersey

    Regarding the ages of the main mob men characters during the original run of the show -- please let me know if I'm on- or off-target here:

    Tony: born 1959? late 30s/early 40s
    Christopher: born mid 1960s? early 30s.
    Silvio: born mid 1950s? early 40s
    Paulie: born mid to late 1940s? mid to late 50s
    Big *****: born late 1950s? early 40s
    Junior: born early to mid 1930s? late 60s/early 70s
  25. Squealy

    Squealy Forum Hall Of Fame

    The story spans a number of years — it only begins in 1967, when Tony is a little boy.
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