Sopranos creator David Chase maintained Monday that he did not leave the final episode of the series unsettled so he could return with a theatrical movie tying up loose ends. In an interview with the New Jersey Star Ledger, the "hometown" newspaper of Tony Soprano, Chase said that he hasn't thought much about a possible movie. "I never say never. An idea could pop into my head where I would go, 'Wow, that would make a great movie,' but I doubt it." Chase declined to discuss the final scene, saying, "I have no interest in explaining, defending, reinterpreting, or adding to what is there."


NOTE: In Monday's edition, we cited a Bloomberg News item indicating that the Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland was the first based on a Pixar film. A Disney spokesman has informed us that another recent ride at Disneyland is based on Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear.


12/06/2007