Gigglebit: Digital Biscuit gives The Sopranos a Dublin remake

22 Jan 2015

Still from The Sopranos opening credits gets a Dublin remake. Photo via YouTube

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The Sopranos opening credits is universally recognised as one of the most perfect title sequences ever crafted. Following problem-strewn Mafia boss Tony Soprano’s drive out of the Lincoln Tunnel and along the New Jersey Turnpike from Manhattan to North Caldwell in New Jersey, it tells first-time viewers all they need to know about HBO drama’s tone, setting and lead character without a single word of dialogue.

With the show’s creator and executive producer, David Chase, scheduled to speak at this year’s Digital Biscuit event, a promotional video has been posted to YouTube that recreates Tony’s iconic drive, replacing the New Jersey setting with a series of famous Dublin areas and landmarks.

The clip is directed by Gerard Walsh – whose debut full-length feature A Day Like Today was released last year – with Love/Hate actor John Connor filling in for actor James Gandolfini. Click below to watch.

Digital Biscuit is a film and technology forum and takes place this year at Dublin’s Science Gallery from 28-30 January.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic