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What Makes a Great TV Series Finale?

10 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

What makes a good series finale? Three events this week bring this question into focus: Sunday's "True Blood" series ender, Monday's celebration of the departed "Breaking Bad" at the Emmys, and Wednesday's Vox interview with David Chase, where the "Sopranos" creator finally offered an answer to the question of whether Tony died at the end of the notorious blackout finale of the 1999-2007 series.

All three of these finales, plus others of shows that went off the air this year ("Dexter," "How I Met Your Mother") drew both kudos and complaints. Some fans found these finales satisfying and others found them cheap copouts. It almost makes you sorry for the writers, who seem bound to disappoint some faction of fans, no matter how they choose to wrap things up.

Take "True Blood," for instance. (Warning: Spoilers follow.) Fans who'd been watching since the beginning of the HBO series seven years »

- Gary Susman

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The Sopranos: Chase Says His Answer was "Misconstrued"

28 August 2014 3:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Yesterday, it was reported that David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, indicated that Tony Soprano had not died at the end of the HBO TV series. Now, he says that his answer was "misconstrued."

A message from his publicist reads:

A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying," Tony Soprano is not dead," is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, "Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point." To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of The Sopranos raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.

It's worth noting that Chase didn't say that his earlier response was inaccurate, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'The Sopranos': Tony's Fate Still A Mystery?

28 August 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Is fictional mob boss Tony Soprano dead or alive?

That's the question people are asking this week after a host of outlets picked up Vox.com's interview with "The Sopranos" Executive Producer David Chase, where he seemed to suggest that the character, played by James Gandolfini, survived on the show. But now, the website reported that the producer's rep has issued a statement, which appears to continue the mystery of what happened in that diner after the HBO show cut to black in its series finale in 2007.

"A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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The Sopranos: Did Tony Soprano Survive or Not?

28 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It shouldn't matter whether Tony Soprano lived or died after the controversial 2007 finale of The Sopranos. That's the latest from David Chase, the creator of the classic HBO drama, who was compelled to issue a statement after Vox quoted him as saying the New Jersey mobster lived after the screen went black in the series ender. On Wednesday, Vox wrote a long tone poem about the infamous finale and finished it off with an eye-opening quote from Chase about whether Tony, played by late James Gandolfini, was actually dead. "No," Chase was quoted as saying. "No he isn't." By day's end, »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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The Sopranos: Did Tony Soprano Survive or Not?

28 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It shouldn't matter whether Tony Soprano lived or died after the controversial 2007 finale of The Sopranos. That's the latest from David Chase, the creator of the classic HBO drama, who was compelled to issue a statement after Vox quoted him as saying the New Jersey mobster lived after the screen went black in the series ender. On Wednesday, Vox wrote a long tone poem about the infamous finale and finished it off with an eye-opening quote from Chase about whether Tony, played by late James Gandolfini, was actually dead. "No," Chase was quoted as saying. "No he isn't." By day's end, »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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The Sopranos Creator Finally Reveals Whether Tony Soprano Died

28 August 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

It's been seven years since the final episode of "The Sopranos" aired. Since the ending was incredibly ambiguous, many fans have since been wondering whether it meant that Tony Soprano died or whether he went on living constantly looking over his shoulder. Despite keeping the answer to that question a secret for all this time, "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has now commented on the ending, revealing what was intended. In a new interview, Chase was asked if Tony was dead. He replied: "No. No, he isn't." His publicists immediately released their own statement, claiming that Chase's answer was misconstrued, but it seems pretty clear... In Chase's mind, Tony Soprano did not die in that final scene (watch it below). Final Scene: »

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David Chase finally explains The Sopranos ending or does he?

28 August 2014 2:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

For a few short hours, it appeared as if Chase had revealed the fate of Tony Soprano but of course, solving this seven-year-old mystery was never going to be so simple

It is perhaps the biggest mystery in television history. When The Sopranos ended with an abrupt blackout following a family dinner, seven years of speculation began. Had Tony finally been whacked?

Creator David Chase has always refused to give a clear answer, but for a few hours on Wednesday, it appeared as if he had changed his mind. In a lengthy piece for Vox, writer Martha P Nochimson reported that Chase had finally given her an answer to the burning question of whether Tony Soprano was dead. She wrote:

He shook his head no. And he said simply No he isnt. That was all.

A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying, »

- Guardian TV

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'Sopranos' Creator Reveals Tony Soprano's True Fate

27 August 2014 9:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been seven years since The Sopranos went off the air, with a finale that left fans scratching their heads ever since. While most believed Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) would be either killed or arrested when the series came to a close, series creator David Chase created one of the most polarizing final episodes of all time, with Tony eating at a popular diner with his family, just before looking up as the show cuts to black. Fans have wondered in the seven years that followed, whether Tony is alive or dead, although David Chase would never publicly reveal the mobster's fate.

Earlier today, Vox claimed that the series creator finally gave a concrete response, when a journalist asked David Chase if Tony Soprano was dead.

Here's what the series creator reportedly said.

"No, he isn't."

However, David Chase's publicist responded later in the day with the following statement »

- MovieWeb

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David Chase Says Tony Soprano Quote Was ‘Misconstrued’

27 August 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Sopranos” creator David Chase has responded to the Vox story that went viral on Wednesday as it claims Chase finally revealed that Tony Soprano had lived at the end of the HBO drama, saying that the author of the story “misconstrued” his answer.

“A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview,” reads a statement issued by Chase’s rep, Leslee Dart. “To simply quote David as saying, ‘Tony Soprano is not dead,’ is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true.

As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, ‘Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.’ To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of ‘The Sopranos’ raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.”

The author of the lengthy Vox story writes that »

- Alex Stedman

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‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase's Rep Blasts Report Claiming Tony Soprano's Still Alive

27 August 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sorry, “Sopranos” fans; reports of Tony Soprano's continued existence are greatly exaggerated. At least, that's the word from “Sopranos” creator David Chase, who blasted a report from Vox posted on Wednesday, which claimed Chase had admitted that mobster Tony Soprano hadn't died in the controversial series finale of the HBO drama. Also read: ‘The Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Finally Reveals if Tony Soprano Lived or Died In Vox's article, writer Martha P. Nochimson recalled a conversation with Chase, during which the topic of the finale came up. “Is Tony Soprano dead?” Nochimson recalled asking Chase. “He shook his head ‘no. »

- Tim Kenneally

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The Sopranos: Did Tony Die in the Series Finale?

27 August 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since the end of The Sopranos. The beloved HBO series ended with a finale that still has fans scratching their heads today.

What happened at the very end, when the screen went black? Was Tony Soprano finally whacked? Well, according to a new interview with series creator David Chase, he wasn't.

In an interview with Vox, writer Martha P. Nochimson asked Chase if Tony died in the finale. He simply shook his head 'no' and replied, "No he isn’t."

Unfortunately, Chase didn't elaborate any further about the finale blackout but this seems to rule out a very popular theory.

What do you think? What do you think that the ending of The Sopranos meant? Is this finale one of the best or worst?

Update: Chase now »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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David Chase Offers Response to ‘Tony Soprano Didn’t Die’ Article

27 August 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Tonight, in response to a Vox piece headlined, "Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?," David Chase sent the following statement through his publicist: "A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying, 'Tony Soprano is not dead,' is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, 'Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.' To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of The Sopranos raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.” It's a compliment to The Sopranos and its creator that the show's final episode aired seven summers ago and we're still arguing about the meaning of that cut-to-black ending in Holsten's diner. I don't »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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'Sopranos' Creator Finally Reveals Whether Tony Died in the Finale

27 August 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Seven years later, we finally have an answer!

That took a while!

Seven years after The Sopranos finale, creator and Executive Producer David Chase finally put to rest the debate over whether Tony Soprano lives or dies, according to Vox.com's Martha P. Nochimson.

"I had been talking with Chase for a few years when I finally asked him whether Tony was dead... He shook his head 'no.' And he said simply, 'No he isn't.'"

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Well, there you have it! The burning question that divided Soprano's diehards for nearly a decade is now answered. I guess we are... satisfied?

If you want to relieve the magical finale scene, or just get Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" stuck in your head, watch it below.

On a serious note, James Gandolfini, the actor famous for playing Tony Soprano, passed away last year. We spoke to »

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Vox writes David Chase article, Internet clings to closure that Tony Soprano officially didn’t die

27 August 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Update: In response to the firestorm of news that came out of the Vox article, David Chase responded to Vulture via a publicist: “A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,” Tony Soprano is not dead,” is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, “Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.” To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of The Sopranos raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.” So there.

People, being stupid, annoying, and stupid, cannot seem to cope with ambiguity, least of all when it is in an art form. Whether it’s a question of where Javier Bardem walks off to at the end »

- Brian Welk

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Apparently, Tony Soprano Doesn't Die in the Series Finale

27 August 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Sopranos ended back in 2007, but until now, the jury has been out about whether Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is killed immediately following that final episode, "Made in America." The series finale ends on a cliffhanger, with Tony, Carmela, and A.J. all sitting at the diner, Meadow on her way in, and a man in a Members Only jacket possibly about to carry out a hit on the family. In a new interview with Vox, creator David Chase finally revealed Tony's fate. When questioned whether the Soprano patriarch is dead, Chase apparently shook his head and said, "No, no he isn't." While I'd like some more info on what exactly does happen to Tony and his clan following the finale, that's apparently all the detail Chase is willing to surrender at this point. Are you satisfied? »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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The Sopranos Creator David Chase Finally Reveals the Fate of Tony Soprano

27 August 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s been seven years since The Sopranos came to an end, and fans of the critically acclaimed HBO series are still discussing what exactly happened when the screen went black in the closing moments of the finale.

Some have put a huge amount of thought and effort into trying to decipher whether or not Tony Soprano was killed as Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” played. The ambiguous ending has made sure that The Sopranos has stayed in everyone’s mind as a hot topic of discussion, sometimes overshadowing the rest of the series.

Over the years, many of the cast have weighed in on the ending, but all have said that only one man truly knows the answer to whether or not Tony Soprano died; creator David Chase.

He’s refused to reveal the meaning behind the ending of The Sopranos ever since the finale aired, choosing to »

- Josh Wilding

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Finally An Answer To That "Sopranos" Ending

27 August 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

After years of ducking or avoiding the answer, "The Sopranos" creator David Chase has finally answered the biggest lingering question about that famously ambiguous final sequence from the very last episode of HBO's "The Sopranos" back in 2006.

Still one of the most talked about moments in television history, the diner scene sees Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) meeting his family as dark and potentially dangerous figures hang around in the background. Just as Tony's daughter walks in, the scene unexpectedly cuts to black.

That left everyone pondering the obvious question - was Tony killed? Vox.Com straight up asked Chase if Tony Soprano was dead and Chase responded with an equally succinct and definitive answer - shaking his head 'no' and saying simply "No, he isn't."

The article also touched upon the topic of the third season episode "Pine Barrens". In that episode, Tony is set to dispose of a Russian mobster in the woods, »

- Garth Franklin

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David Chase Speaks Up About Tony’s Fate in ‘The Sopranos’ Finale [Updated]

27 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Seven years ago, The Sopranos ended with one of the greatest and most polarizing hours of television ever broadcast. In the final scene, Tony Soprano and his family meet for dinner. Meadow Soprano arrives late, and takes an agonizingly long time to park. We watch on the edge of our seats, tense, waiting for violence. […]

The post David Chase Speaks Up About Tony’s Fate in ‘The Sopranos’ Finale [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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The Sopranos Ending Answered Once and For All by Creator David Chase; Did Tony Die? [Updated]

27 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Well, we’ve finally done it.  Humanity and its unrelenting thirst to end ambiguity as we know it has finally worn poor David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos,  down on what exactly did or didn’t happen to Tony Soprano on the last episode of the show.  Given that the episode aired seven years ago, I was sure Chase had made it through the worst of it and would take the secret to his grave, but I guess not. Before we go any further, because I’m not going to spoil what happened for you above the jump, I’d like to say that I loved the ending of the show.  At first I was angry, but a few days later I began to really appreciate the way Chase allowed us into the lives of these characters for eight or so years and then simply closed the hatch when »

- Evan Dickson

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News Nuggets: David Chase finally reveals if Tony died in 'The Sopranos' finale

27 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Even after seven years, the series finale for HBO's "The Sopranos" has had fans debating whether Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) died or not. The final scene ended with an abrupt black screen that held on the screen for several seconds. Even co-star Michael Imperioli has stated in the past that he thought that meant Tony had died. Show creator David Chase now tells writer Martha P. Nochimson that the answer is a simple "no" to that question. The dark, mobster-themed show won Best Drama Series at the Emmys in 2004 and for that final season in 2007. Entertainment Weekly. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube With the Emmys now over, it's time to focus on a six-month Oscar season. The first DVD screener being sent to Academy members this year is "Snowpiercer," which voters should receive this week. Radius and The Weinstein Company are behind this "futuristic post-apocalyp. »

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