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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    I never did watch him in the gangster
    sitcoms but I have to wonder what made this one 'great'? Was he anything more than a guy who could look tough and appealed to little boys pretending that they were mobsters? A move star?

    Enlighten us on the 'great' part. A Mozart? A Beethoven? A dead US president likeness in some way? And the 'fallen' bit? Something more than just dead like ordinary people are prone to get from overeating that causes obesity?
    The Sopranos ? A " Sit Com " ?

    Are you wrong about EVERYTHING ?

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The Sopranos ? A " Sit Com " ?

    Are you wrong about EVERYTHING ?
    Maybe, but comedy is in the eye of the beholder. But I didn't watch it and I could be mistaking it for sitcom while it's real life true drama from the Island of Sicily or something?

    Have some more ice cream fenton. It always works for young people when they are mourning their "fallen" superheroes.
    Batman, RIP. Superman RIP. Ronnie Raygun RIP!
    More ice cream, sob

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    You're not missing much.

    All mafia shows and movies is completely interchangeable.

    The only work anyone really knows him for is exactly the same as every other mafia boss that you've seen in movies.
    Not quite. Gandolfini portrayed a Mafia boss that was quite different than all the others portrayed. He did a great job.
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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not quite. Gandolfini portrayed a Mafia boss that was quite different than all the others portrayed. He did a great job.
    Agreed. He was the first (that I'm aware of) to take the mob portrayal away from the overly classified depiction of the Godfather. He made mobsters out to be believable, regular people (insofar as they can be termed "regular").

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    You're not missing much.

    All mafia shows and movies is completely interchangeable.

    The only work anyone really knows him for is exactly the same as every other mafia boss that you've seen in movies.
    Watch The Godfather and then watch Goodfellas back-to-back. You will see the ignorance of your comment.

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Agreed. He was the first (that I'm aware of) to take the mob portrayal away from the overly classified depiction of the Godfather. He made mobsters out to be believable, regular people (insofar as they can be termed "regular").
    How? He played a man who ruled his family with an iron fist, yet they got away with murder behind his back.
    And he ruled the "family" with an iron fist and killed those who got in his way or were looking like a liabilty.
    Being of Italian decent, I found his character to be disgusting.

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    Watch The Godfather and then watch Goodfellas back-to-back. You will see the ignorance of your comment.
    I think both of those movies glorified the mafia, more or less. What set The Sopranos apart is they successfully depicted the class structure of the mafia in real detail while also showing them to be, in their own way, true working class schlubs.

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    How? He played a man who ruled his family with an iron fist, yet they got away with murder behind his back.
    And he ruled the "family" with an iron fist and killed those who got in his way or were looking like a liabilty.
    Being of Italian decent, I found his character to be disgusting.
    I didn't say he portrayed a moral character.

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    Re: One of the Greats has fallen

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I think both of those movies glorified the mafia, more or less. What set The Sopranos apart is they successfully depicted the class structure of the mafia in real detail while also showing them to be, in their own way, true working class schlubs.
    Easy to do over what 5 TV seasons vs a 3 hour movie.

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