Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sopranos: into the black

The Prisoner/Satyricon ending

This is the ending they actually did — the ending I didn’t expect.

Like The Prisoner, nothing was resolved — Who was #1? Who runs the Village? Why did he resign? — and the ending drove everybody nuts.

Like Satyricon (Fellini’s movie based on the fragment of a Roman manuscript) the Sopranos story doesn’t end — it just stops. Maybe Tony’s dead, maybe life goes on, who knows? It just stops. Black. No warning. Badabing. Black. I think it was @#$% brilliant.

Didn't see it coming.