Happened on this article online. While the beginning of the article goes into the all-too-familiar discussion of "what's wrong with The Sopranos this season?", the rest of the article gets into a discussion of some of the philosophical aspects of the show. It also explains how all the music, camera angles, etc. tie into the theme. For example:
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>You think we jest? Consider the recent episode entitled "The Ride," when Christopher (Michael Imperioli) finds out he's going to be a father. One night he gets zonked on heroin, and sprawled on the ground stares at the moon just as a jetliner passes just beneath it. Now consider the line from Burroughs: "He, she, or it is third man out ... depicted as flying away across a full moon, a bird with luminous wings and head of light...."<hr></blockquote>
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>Meanwhile, an audio track from a 1973 Tim Buckley album plays out during this entire scene. Buckley - as his small, devoted knot of fans well know - died of a heroin overdose in the mid-'70s.<hr></blockquote>
I don't know if that song was discussed in the general episode thread, but I found it interesting (if a little disconcerting -- please don't let Chrissy OD!)
Here's the link:
'Sopranos' hits high notes
</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p098.ezboard.com/bthechaselounge.showUserPublicProfile?gid=chrisishot1>chrisishot1</A> at: 6/2/06 8:04 pm
Awesome article. Wish it would have been about 20 times longer and point out some of the things the writer only alludes to. I am sure after this series wraps up there will be a multitude of books pointing out every symbol throughout it's run...and I can't wait!