Meet a Young Tony Soprano in ‘The Many Saints of Newark’


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While the “Sopranos” movie prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” (in theaters and on HBO Max) accommodates loads of motion, betrayals and all that you’d anticipate from a mob drama based mostly on the HBO series, a no-frills scene involving a bed room dialog is a favourite of the film’s director, Alan Taylor.

That interlude takes place within the room of a young Tony Soprano (right here performed by William Ludwig), who has been suspended for working a numbers sport at college. His mother has despatched his (type of) uncle, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), up to have a chat with him and try to set him on the right path.

“I try to be good,” Tony says.

“I don’t think so. Try harder,” Dickie responds.

Narrating the scene, Taylor, says that the second isn’t only a typical home chat.

“It’s two guys sitting on a bed talking,” he says, “but it really contains the entire relationship and the entire destiny of Tony’s character.”

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