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I said it's a cold universe and I don't mean that metaphorically. If you go out into space, it's cold. It's really cold and we don't know what's up there. We happen to be in this little pocket where there's a sun. What have we got except love and each other to guard against all that isolation and loneliness? ---->>>

Once the subject matter of rock n' roll changed from cars and pop love songs to songs about really true love and the blues and death and mortality, this light bulb went off in my head and I went, 'Oh, that's what they're doing. That's kind of - that's art.' ---->>>

I think that the difference between 'The Sopranos' and the shows that came before it was that it was really personal. There had been a lot of dramas, a lot of really good ones, a lot of really bad ones, but they were always franchise shows about cops, or doctors, or lawyers. They weren't about the writer himself. ---->>>

Hitchcock was one of the few people in Hollywood who had a brand. Every movie he made was an Alfred Hitchcock movie, couldn't have been anyone else. ---->>>

When I was a kid, I used to watch 'Laurel and Hardy' with my cousins all the time. I still think they're extremely funny and so surreal.

When I was a kid, I used to watch 'Laurel and Hardy' with my cousins all the time. I still think they're extremely funny and so surreal.

When we were doing 'The Sopranos', I used to love that about it. There were rules, Mafia codes you had to go by, but the code is ridiculous. It's a code among sociopaths. ---->>>

I'm the number-one fan of gangster movies.

I'm the number-one fan of gangster movies.

I think for anyone who follows the 'artistic life,' a certain amount of selfishness and self-involvement is part of the package. You're probably already disregarding a certain material life you could have. ---->>>

You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That's called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and Bob Dylan and some other people. ---->>>

People have said that I said I hate television. I never did say that. What I said was that I hated a lot of stuff that was on television. It's nothing about the medium itself. ---->>>

I think people are intolerant of artists. ---->>>

Network television is all talk. I think there should be visuals on a show, some sense of mystery to it, connections that don't add up. ---->>>

Television is a prisoner of dialogue and steady-cam. People walk down a hall, and the camera follows them around a corner. ---->>>

There's something very dreamlike about film, and I will always be very fascinated by that, and I'm always tempted to go in that direction. ---->>>

I have a huge editor in my head who's always making me miserable. But sometimes, I try to let my unconscious act out. ---->>>

I think storytelling is all about children. We human beings love to hear stories being told - and it first happens when you're a kid. ---->>>

When I was doing 'The Sopranos', I liked putting music together with the film; that was my favorite part of it. ---->>>

I've said this a million times. But I've always wanted to do movies. ---->>>

'The Sopranos' is filled with really retrograde humor. Bathroom humor, falls, stupid puns, bad jokes - infantile, adolescent stuff, but it makes me laugh.

'The Sopranos' is filled with really retrograde humor. Bathroom humor, falls, stupid puns, bad jokes - infantile, adolescent stuff, but it makes me laugh.

I had a prior deal in place to do a miniseries for HBO, so I'm not done with TV. But I basically want to stay in movies. ---->>>

I really like comedy. There's always a choice, when you're writing: you can either go for the joke or you can go for the story, the important stuff. ---->>>

People get so tired of the '60s. ---->>>

People who need therapy are in Afghanistan. They've seen horrible human cruelty and degradation, but they don't have time or the money for therapy. ---->>>

I was so besotted with '8½' that, when it was on TV, I used to take pictures with my 35-mm. camera of the frames of the film. That was the first time I'd ever really seen Italians on screen. ---->>>

I would imagine that the more time you spend talking to another person, the more you're going to lie to them. So if you spend a lot of time with your relations, you're probably lying a lot to them. ---->>>

The thing about movies now is in a way what it always was: The screen is huge and now the sound systems are too. And you never get that with TV. Even with a home system, it's never the same. ---->>>

Your father tells you a story when you're a kid, or your mother or your uncle or whoever it is. You sit there with your mouth open, and your mind goes to all these places they're telling you about that you've never seen, and you're agape. You just can't believe that things can happen like that - but it's just so direct. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-22, 1945
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
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Occupation: Writer
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David Chase (born August 22, 1945) is an American writer, director and television producer. Chase has worked in television for 40 years; he has produced and written for such shows as The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He has created two original series; the first, Almost Grown, aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989 (wikipedia)