film restrospective http://wvxu.org en Movie Preview: James Gandolfini film retrospective http://wvxu.org/post/movie-preview-james-gandolfini-film-retrospective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">People notice when celebrities die, as they always get top billing on the news, and in discussions around the water cooler. But sometimes even the most jaded are taken aback at such an event. Such was the case a few weeks ago with the death of <strong>James </strong></span><strong>Gandolfini</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at age 51. Starting in 1987 with a bit role in an unreleased film, </span>Gandolfini<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> worked his way through the ranks in Hollywood, playing in such films as <em>True Romance</em>, <em>Get Shorty</em>, and <em>The Mexican</em>, until he hit the </span>motherlode<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of stardom with the role of Tony Soprano in HBO’s hit series <em>The Sopranos</em>. For eighty-six episodes of this dissection of a mob boss and his dysfunctional family, James </span>Gandolfini<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commanded the home screen and won a Golden Globe and several </span>Emmys<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for his efforts.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 05:30:00 +0000 Larry Thomas 16158 at http://wvxu.org Movie Preview: James Gandolfini film retrospective