The Sopranos ending still makes creator David Chase “want to cry”

"Just thinking about it, I get all choked up," said the man behind the epic HBO drama

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It’s been nearly nine years since the incredibly tense finale of The Sopranos – and it still makes the show’s creator teary at the very thought of it. 

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“I’ll tell you this about it,” Chase said, responding to an audience question at New York’s Vulture Festival this weekend. “I’m filled with sadness when I see that ending. I get all choked up — just thinking about it, I get all choked up.”

And it’s not just the nostalgia, he was quick to add, but the final scene itself.

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“The way the thing builds and the music, to me, it gets me; it makes me want to cry, ” The Hollywood Reporter quoted him as saying. “And it’s not, ‘oh there goes the show, there goes part of my life’ — it’s what’s going on on the screen.”