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Critic's Notebook

'Sopranos' analyzes masculine insecurity

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / April 29, 2006

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''The Sopranos" has become so defining in gangster fiction it's easy to forget that the HBO series began as a revision of the mob genre. Creator David Chase provided no picturesque ''Godfather" glamour in the shabby backroom of the Bada-Bing, and very little honor among Tony Soprano's thieves. Instead, he gave us Prozac, Freudian slips, a murderously unsentimental Italian mother, ... (Full article: 1015 words)

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