One undeniable fact about Tony Soprano is that he didn’t always tell the truth. fans of the Sopranos He sees him lying to his wife Carmella, Dr. Melfi, Aarti, and of course, Christopher Moltisanti. it became clear Many Saints of Newarki As Michael Imperioli reprises his role to narrate the film as Chris. Learning about Dickie Moltisanti’s story puts a few things into perspective for Imperioli and his character. For that, Chrissy never had much of a chance.
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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ exposes Tony Soprano’s lie about Dickie’s death
Young Tony Soprano Bonds With “Uncle Dickie” many saints was a great deal. However, Dicky’s relationship with his father, the junior soprano, Johnny Soprano, and his “gummer” are just as important. Although he is charming and business-oriented, he also used to have fits of anger.
Dickie attacked and killed his father, and Giuseppina went out the same way. But his sense of humor about Junior falling on some stairs angered the elder soprano to such an extent that he ordered a strike on him. Poor Dickie died because he laughed, pissing Jr. When Imperioli found out how Chris’s father actually died, it was a revelation.
“It shows how f*cked the Sopranos are,” he explained Hollywood Reporter. “It made me think that Christopher was doomed from the very beginning. It is almost as if it is imprinted in his genetics.”
For context, Dickie and his wife had trouble conceiving before Christopher was born. There was a time when baby Chrissy cried seeing Tony, indicating her rocky future. And although Johnny (Tony’s father) loved and respected Dicky, Junior resented him. Working with The Sopranos wasn’t always ideal for Moltisantis.
Christopher Moltisanti shares the same fate as his father
Christopher had his share of issues, especially with addiction. His own journey up the mafia ladder upset Pauli and Silvio, and they frequently abused Adriana. Because of his family ties with Carmella and Tony, he held a high position in the organization, despite his problematic behavior. However, his actions endanger not only his own safety, but also the operations of others such as Meadow, Kelly and the crime family.
To top it all, Chris always conjured up stories about his father, Dickie. Tony tells him that a cop killed his father as part of a vicious cycle of vengeance that began when Dickie was in prison.
Tony tracks the officer down, points at him, and Chris tortures and kills him. Chris unknowingly believes Tony’s lies, despite the police denying any information about Dickie’s murder. Many Saints of Newarki The truth is uncovered and parallels are drawn between the deaths of Chris and Dickie. Those darn sopranos.
After watching the film, Imperioli reflected on his character’s bad habits, noting that his father’s absence contributed to his problems.
“I imagined him as more hot-headed, like Christopher before the movie, but he wasn’t. He was a more composed character, which got me thinking that Christopher had a lot of flaws and addictions. -compulsive nature actually came from No Being a father,” he said.
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