Interview: David Chase, Writer/Director of ‘Not Fade Away’

Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in David Chase, Not Fade Away, Pretentious Film Majors, Tags, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Sopranos

If you can recall back to PFF21, one film that had toes tapping was ‘Not Fade Away’, the debut feature film from David Chase, the creator of HBO’s acclaimed show ‘The Sopranos’. Following the rise and fall of a young band in the 60s who, like many others, were inspired by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to start playing instruments with the hope of becoming the next big thing in music.

Recently, Chase was in Philadelphia to promote the film and he took some time out to chat with my Pretentious Film Majors colleague Zach Shevich to talk about the transition from TV to cinema, the memorable music of the film and the era, and the actors that he cast to fill the roles that he created and, to an extent, lived. Check out the video below for Zach’s full interview.

If you missed it during the festival, or if you want to see it again, you can now catch ‘Not Fade Away’ starring John Magaro, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and James Gandolfini at the Ritz 5 or AMC Neshaminy 24.

If you saw it already, what did you think of the film and the interview? Was the legendary man behind ‘The Sopranos’ what you expected him to be?

And of course, don’t forget to check back to the PFS blog every week for some cool Philly film happenings!

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