Don't Say I'm 'Bloodthirsty' for Wanting Tony Dead
New York takes exec to task for fan-bashing
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2007 7:10 PM CDT
"Sopranos" executive producer David Chase poses backstage with the award for outstanding drama series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in this Sept. 16, 2007, file photo in Los Angeles. Breaking his...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – "Eat me:" choice words from New York's David Edelstein to Sopranos creator David Chase, who recently called fans "bloodthirsty" for caring more about Tony Soprano's foggy fate than real-world troubles. "There is nothing bloodthirsty about hoping for a little closure at the end of a much-loved work of art," Edelstein replies.

After all, "regicidal creep" Macbeth has kept us captivated, as has "fanatical Ahab" and his "damnable White Whale." In that vein, Sopranos' faithful cared for the New Jersey don who liked kids and wouldn't kill his nephew in cold blood. So let people "get all weird and manic when projects that consume a good part of their lives come to end," Edelstein tells the grumpy showrunner.