• • Sopranos creator changes tune with Not Fade Away
Katherine Monk, National Post (Toronto) Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead | [David Chase] says he learned to embrace his feminine side when he became a creative soul, and he translates this tension to the screen in Not Fade Away. “(Douglas) is interested in poetry, intellectual discussions, and he’s got long hair. The macho male descended at that time (the early ’60s]. … And there are a lot of people who would say that creating art is a feminine enterprise because creating babies is a creative enterprise — although that wouldn’t go for skyscrapers and railroads.” Indeed, Ayn Rand ensured both types of erections were celebrated as manly. Chase, however, isn’t so fastened to gender assumptions or, for that matter, traditional models of success.