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Sue

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Saw that this morning. Very sad. I loved him in The Sopranos, even though I knew I shouldn't. RIP
 

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Yeouch- so young, that's terrible.... The sopranos really wouldn't have worked without him- that combination of tough guy but both stressed and 'soulful' made it something very special.... Can't imagine any other actor pulling that role off
 

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I agree with all the great actors writers etc, to produce the show, he was the glue that held it together. With all the evil that we read about, ie. Woolich. People like James Gandolfini are like a ray of sunshine. They entertain and enrich millions of lives.
 

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"So whatcha gonna do?"
 

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"So whatcha gonna do?"

Not familiar with your quote but I am guessing it might be a quote for the series? I am a member of forums covering various diverse interests and whenever I see threads like this I think well will this sometimes encourage people to pause and think about comments they make - either in person or in email or text. Can we all do that and make it a sort of tribute to those we have lost? Just a thought, but I hope it doesn't sound sanctimonious or holier than thou.
 

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"So whatcha gonna do?"

I love that New York/New Jersey accent, even if they were playing a dumb wise guy. which is actually an oxymoron. examples of the accent...Robert De Nero..Noodles in Once Upon a Time in America...Great music score also from Enio Morricone
PS. The pronounce-at-on of Noodles is classic. IMO A lot easier on the ear than the upperclass constipated speech.
 
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Not familiar with your quote but I am guessing it might be a quote for the series? I am a member of forums covering various diverse interests and whenever I see threads like this I think well will this sometimes encourage people to pause and think about comments they make - either in person or in email or text. Can we all do that and make it a sort of tribute to those we have lost? Just a thought, but I hope it doesn't sound sanctimonious or holier than thou.

Those who are intimately familiar with the Soprano series (as I am) will recognize the saying I wrote as the common retort of Tony Soprano upon hearing bad news about someone. I wrote those words in remembrance of James Gandolfini for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration. It would be like saying "Go ahead, make my day" for Clint Eastwood, or "Here's looking at you kid" for Humphrey Bogart.
 

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The 'Bada Bing' will never be the same :(
 

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Such a shame - he had such character :( I never normally watch gangster films - too violent for me! - but made an exception for Sopranos - he was great in it.
 

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I love that New York/New Jersey accent, even if they were playing a dumb wise guy. which is actually an oxymoron. examples of the accent...Robert De Nero..Noodles in Once Upon a Time in America...Great music score also from Enio Morricone
PS. The pronounce-at-on of Noodles is classic. IMO A lot easier on the ear than the upperclass constipated speech.
Yes, we're proud of our accent. I have a Bronx accent which is a bit more emphasized. Gandolfini did an excellent job! One of my favorite shows, in fact I still watch the reruns on HBO. So sad for his family to endure such a loss. I pass the Bada Bing club now and again and the facade is completely refurbished. Ya can't recognize it.

Just look at the impact this man had with the outpouring of sincere affection.
 

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