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L’improvvisa morte di James Gandolfini, il grande attore de I Soprano, avvenuta ieri a Roma a causa di un infarto, continua a scatenare reazioni di ogni genere.

Com’era prevedibile, molte star del grande e del piccolo schermo hanno omaggiato Gandolfini rilasciando comunicati o messaggi sui vari social network ma, tra tutte le notizie, quella che sta generando grande commozione riguarda il ristorante e gelateria Holsten’s, il luogo in cui è stata girata l’ultima scena de I Soprano, che ieri è stato preso letteralmente d’assalto dai fan dello show.

E, cosa ancora più toccante, il tavolo dove ha seduto Gandolfini è vuoto e riporta il cartello ‘riservato.

This photo was taken by John Klekamp, a reporter from NJ 12, at Holsten’s, where the final scene of the Sopranos was shot. My daughter happened to be there with her friends when they found out about James Gandolfini’s passing. Freaky.

Like that last post said, I was at Holsten’s in Bloomfield, the famous restaurant featured in the final scene of the final episode of the Sopranos. Like in that scene, I ordered onion rings, as sort of a joke on the whole scene. I was in the bathroom when my dad called me and told me that James Gandolfini died, which was equally weird since the suspicious man in the Members Only jacket went to the restroom in that scene. Really weird considering I’m a big fan of the show. RIP James. 

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Hometown Holsten’s - The Sopranos

I recently had to watch this clip for homework and count the numerous shots taken for this one scene. I had always heard how the Sopranos filmed their last episode in a restaurant in my hometown, but this was the first time I actually watched it. I never really appreciated Holsten’s fully until I watched this clip. The ringing bell at the entrance, the booth at the front, the candy stand on the opposite side, and the paintings in the back brought back fond memories. I’m guessing the Sopranos chose this spot since it looks like a typical diner; but, viewing the clip as a frequent Holsten’s customer, I believe Holsten’s is more than that. It’s about memories and family, which is shown through the characters uniting at the table. It’s also weird and cool how actual actors sat where I sat, and if they ate the ice cream, ate what I ate. I actually visited Holsten’s after the filming and before watching this clip and I didn’t notice a difference. No tourists or picture taking. Just the  same old place with the same old locals. It’s amazing how the small local restaurant was found by the show, but it’s more amazing how the fame didn’t mess anything up. Way to go Bloomfield! Take that Hollywood! Ironic how it took a class all the way in Philadelphia to make me appreciate my little NJ hometown. 

RIP

Aunque acumuló una gran galería de personajes secundarios inolvidables, y creó para la pequeña pantalla uno de los personajes más míticos de la historia de la televisión, cuando uno piensa en James Gandolfini, se plantea que quizás su gran papel en el cine no había llegado aún. Le quedaba mucho.

Hoy, como señal de duelo, la mesa del restaurante Holsten’s, donde transcurría la última escena de la última temporada de Los Soprano, aparece como ‘reservada’.

Hasta Siempre!

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2015.06.20 Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik visited Holsten Brewery, a Hamburg-based brewing company founded in 1879 and acquired by the Carlsberg Group in 2004, where they were presented with a beer made especially for their visit named ‘Crown Craft’. During the visit, Frederik participated in the brewing of beer.

Princess Mary And Prince Frederik Visited Holsten Brewery In Hamburg


Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Holsten Brewery in Hamburg, Germany on May 20, 2015. Crown Prince Couple Frederik and Mary are presented a beer named “Crown Royal”, brewed especially for their visit. The couple is in Germany on a working visit entitled ‘Danish Living.


Danish Crown Prince Couple Opens ECCO Store in Munich. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended opening of the ECCO store on May 20, 2015 in Munich, Germany.

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