The Sopranos / Alik Sakharov, ASC - Part 1

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Alik Sakharov, ASC — the main director of photography on HBO’s The Soprano — reveals that the show’s controversial ending was partly inspired by the mindbending climax of Stanley Kubrick’s metaphysical space opera 2001: A Space Odyssey — an homage he planned carefully with the show’s creator, David Chase. 

In a wide-ranging interview with Stephen Pizzello of American Cinematographer, Sakharov reveals other secrets about the show’s final scene and offers an overview of his work on the series.

You'll find Part 2 of this interview here.

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