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The Best Line in David Chase’s Only Post-Finale Interview

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So David Chase isn't giving post-Sopranos interviews, huh? He did give one, to Alan Sepinwall at the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The whole thing is pretty interesting, but Chase's best line comes when he is asked about why there weren't more whackings in the show's final few episodes:

"I'm the number-one fan of gangster movies … Like everyone else, I get off partly on the betrayals, the retributions, the swift justice. But what you come to realize when you do a series is, you could be killing straw men all day long. Those murders only have any meaning when you've invested story in them. Otherwise, you might as well watch Cleaver."

'Sopranos' creator's last word: End speaks for itself [NJ Star-Ledger]