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David Chase to Write Miniseries about Rise of Cinema for HBO Called A Ribbon of Dreams

Sopranos Creator David Chase Returns to HBO for Miniseries

The man who made Tony Soprano a household name will be returning to HBO. David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, is developing A Ribbon of Dreams, a miniseries about the invention of cinema and rise of Hollywood.

According to HBO, "the miniseries will begin in 1913 and follow two men, one a college-educated mechanical engineer, the other a cowboy with a violent past, who form an unlikely producing partnership and together become pioneers and then powers for a time in motion pictures." Here's more:

The miniseries will follow the two main characters as they begin as employees of D.W. Griffith, and then cross career paths with John Ford, John Wayne, Raoul Walsh, Bette Davis, Billy Wilder and others who gave shape to Hollywood as it grew from the age of rough-hewn silent Westerns, to the golden era of talkies and the studio system, to the auteur movement, to television, and finally to the present day.

Chase will write the miniseries and serve as executive producer, and he'll also direct the first episodes. Personally, I'm a fan of old Hollywood stories, so I'm curious to learn more about this project. I wonder who will end up playing some of those famous first stars! What do you make of this news?

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ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
this sounds like it could be good - i like that it's a story line that we haven't seen before. that's one of the things that HBO is great about - coming up with really unique mini-series
lexichloe lexichloe 6 years
I doubt Chase can do any wrong. I'll check it out b/c his name is tied to it.
missvintage missvintage 6 years
I'll definitely be watching this. I love anything to do old hollywood and the history of how it all started and evolved into what we see today.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 6 years
Looking forward to this project. Chase seems to be the perfect developer.
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