13 June 2007

Days later and I'm still a sucker for it; Peter Bogdanovich says his scene was missing from Sopranos finale but later found on grassy knoll

"I was shocked by the ending," said Peter Bogdanovich, the movie director and film historian who played Dr. Elliot Kupferberg, Tony's therapist's therapist.

Bogdanovich said he had shot another scene that didn't make the final episode, in which he was comforting an exhausted, bereaved Dr. Melfi. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Bogdanovich on the now infamous black-out ending: “It ends at that moment because that’s his life,” he says, "He’s anxious about getting blown away, the F.B.I. is going to indict him, Syl is going to die, everything is insecure and tense. It kept going, and the insert shots kept making you feel it was the last thing he was going to do. Endings, endings, endings. The little things in life are the last thing you are going to do. In fact, that’s his life."

Read the whole story in The Observer.

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