wizdog wrote:Tony as Sysiphus?
I don't know how others are with it, I generally find myself amazed how envious I can be at sometimes when I was watching the show as Tony woke up at 12 went staright to the Bing for lunch, then hanging around perhaps moving out to Satriales, only to gulp it down with a bowl of Ice Cream at home. And all the while, what he said all the time? That he is busting his chops to bring food on the table. :D That was the moment when Carmela always looked cross at him.
Still most of the things that Tony does it always falls back on him.
Remember when Tony compared himself to King Midas, but as he said it all turns into shi.t? :D
The use of camera angles in the final scene was done to give us the world from Tony's point of view. In my opinion, the potentially dodgy characters in the diner were there to show us what Tony lived with on a daily basis. The piano constantly hanging over his head. He may have appeared to have a nice lifestyle, getting BJ's from strippers, but remember he was also in therapy, and he suffered from panic attacks. Not normally things associated with a content man.