DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
James Gandolfini: More than a Mobster
June 20, 2013  | By Christy Slewinski
 


James Gandolfini may be best remembered for The Sopranos, but in TVWW's tribute to the late actor, David Bianculli recalls a project that's not to be missed by those seeking insight into Gandolfini, the man: "The most effusive and outgoing I ever saw him was during a group interview for Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, the 2007 HBO documentary for which he served as an executive producer and host. He insisted the spotlight be on the veterans to whom he was speaking in the film — and as long as reporters respected that, Gandolfini was talkative, candid, and charmingly humble. ... Alive Day Memories shows Gandolfini without a script, engaging with traumatized and wounded war veterans and using his celebrity to get them to open up — and making the conversation all about them. In so doing, he also reveals more of himself than in probably any other role or interview captured on film."
 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
 Website (optional)
 
AUXLW
Type in the verification word shown on the image.
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
 

Dispatches From TVWW

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Beyond Black and White
By Monique Nazareth