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I expected "Sopranos" creator David Chase to be scary and intimidating. He's a sweetheart. I first met him at an industry screening of "Not Fade Away," a look back at his days as a young musician in New Jersey. I followed up with Chase with a phone interview, below. The movie opened December 21 after a New York Film Festival launch.  Is this movie commercial? No. But it's good. And it hits the Boomer demo head on. Did you listen to John Mayall and James Brown in high school? Remember when vinyl records were wrapped in plastic and people wore pea coats and grey suede Vegas boots? Then this movie is for you. Chase knows that it's thanks to his ex-manager Brad Grey, who runs Paramount now, that the Stanford film studies grad got to make this delicious and personal slice of authentic 60s life with just one recognizable star, Tony Soprano himself, »

- Anne Thompson

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