When he answered the "Did Tony die" question, he was laconic.
August 27, 2014 9:25 AM Subscribe
David Chase finally answers the question he wants fans to quit asking. (Agita warning: spoilers. Whaddya, nuts? )
Martha P. Nochimson: "The cut to black brought to American television the sense of an ending that produces wonder instead of the tying-up of loose ends that characterizes the tradition of the formulaic series. Tony's decisive win over his enemy in the New York mob, Phil Leotardo, is the final user-friendly event in Chase's gangster story that gratifies the desire to be conclusive, and it would have been the finale of a less compelling gangster story. The cut to black is the moment when Castaneda and the American Romantics rise to the surface and the gangster story slips through our fingers and vanishes."