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April 17, 2015

David Chase on creating the final scene of The Sopranos

Eight years after it aired, the finale of The Sopranos continues to be hotly debated. David Chase explains how he created the excruciating tension of the last scene. What he won’t say is what happened at the end.

A great piece on how the scene was shot. I remember it being really intense but couldn’t quite explain why.

April 11, 2015
July 15, 2013

Life on the Set of The Wire

To be an actor on a series like The Wire was to live in a permanent state of anxiety, one’s mortality (and unemployment) forever lurking around the next plot twist … The situation turned actors into forensic critics, deep-reading every set of new pages for the slightest hint of impending doom.

May 15, 2013
August 31, 2012

More information on HBO Nordic

The service, named HBO Nordic AB, will allow customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark to stream subtitled versions of the same content available in the US. Original series like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, as well as movies that are featured by the channel, will be streamable at HBONordic.com.

Ten euros per month.

June 7, 2012

An oral history of The Wire

Wendell Pierce (Det. William “Bunk” Moreland): I actually was in the (interrogation) box with a couple people as they were asked questions, and then I hooked up with real “Bunk.” He took me around, telling me stories about Homicide, introducing me to all these other cops. “This guy is going to be playing me in this new show. Come here Bunk!” He called people Bunk. It comes from the military. Your bunk mate.

A great way to remember the ten-year anniversary of the greatest TV show ever. (via kottke.org)