Seven time Emmy winner David Chase is perhaps most well known for creating the HBO series, The Sopranos, which ran for six seasons and ushered in a new era of American television. Chase's first feature film, Not Fade Away, takes us to suburban New Jersey in the 1960's, and is a semi-autobiographical, rock n' roll-infused coming of age story about a group of young men who form a rock band and try to make it big. Drawing from his own personal experience in a band as a teenager (they never made it out of the basement, he says), Chase crafted a strong emotional plot using the rock n' roll and blues that first inspired him to be an artist.
Banner image: David Chase on the set of Not Fade Away. Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures