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Why did the high ups do the hits? #680104
12/01/12 01:13 PM
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I've noticed in a lot of the hits on The Sopranos the high up guys in the family doing hits like Tony, Paulie, and Silvio. In real life the boss, underboss, and the consigliere would usually never do the hits. Or do you think they just did that to make it more interesting since they were the main characters?

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680151
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bc its a tv show. notice how they openly discussed biz in the two places they hung out at.

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680152
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Internet has distorted the view of reality for today's youth from knowing fact from fiction..


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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680153
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Also it was easier to be a crook/mobster/gangbanger before 2004 and the facebook epidemic..


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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680160
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my favorite thing was all the sitdowns right out in the open in front of the pork store. even some stupid kid with 90's spy gear like one of those stupid bullhorn looking things could just point it from across the street and hear it all!


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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680163
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DN- I keep thinking your ima cause of the pic lol


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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680325
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well the real life version wouldnt exactly 'entertain' the masses. to eighty yr old,overweight men whispering in each others ear as they walk down the ailes at top tomato.lol.

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #680705
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OP. Prolly cause Tony and the Administration had so many soldiers wacked. By the 2-3rd season he probably had no choice but to hand out contracts to the more experienced wiseguys lol

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #684366
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I think for the sake of entertainment that the higher ups did the hits...keep the audience invested in the characters.

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #702110
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T.V. show. Who doesn't love seeing Tony in action

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #706416
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Because Chase wanted his viewers to focus on the high ranked guys, Tony, Sil and Paulie. Although it would be more realistic, imagine if you just saw Brendan Filone and Christopher Moltisanti doing the dirty work for all six seasons.

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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #707540
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many hits were emotional or by chance eg fat dom, the rat who lived near meadow's prospective college, ralphy etc....

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #707541
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small family also less hitters.

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #950672
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It’s not uncommon for higher ups to do hits. Especially in Families outside of NYC. The Bruno brugad is a prime example.

Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #950677
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Entertainment, but in real life you can make similarities with Albert Anastasia, Nicky Scarfo, Anthony Casso, and Matteo Denaro.


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Originally Posted by Giacomo_Vacari
Entertainment, but in real life you can make similarities with Albert Anastasia, Nicky Scarfo, Anthony Casso, and Matteo Denaro.


This is true.

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Originally Posted by Quiet_Doms
Originally Posted by Giacomo_Vacari
Entertainment, but in real life you can make similarities with Albert Anastasia, Nicky Scarfo, Anthony Casso, and Matteo Denaro.


This is true.


Quiet, this reply above and your last few posts make it look like you are trolling the boards for the sole purpose of building up your post count. While you're not technically breaking any rules by doing so it is becoming annoying to many to read simple replies like this. Would you consider adding some reason or other thought with your future replies?


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Re: Why did the high ups do the hits? [Re: NickyEyes1] #950721
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I recall that it was Frank Renzulli, one of the key writers in the first two seasons, who wanted the mobsters doing the dirty work themselves. While this obviously wasn't realistic, he felt it was a better way to tell a story. Renzulli was the one who wrote the original Bronx Tale play, and sued Chaz Palminteri for not getting any credit. Notice Sonny, a captain or boss, for all intents and purposes, kills a guy in broad daylight. This probably wouldn't happen in real life. It's to personalize the story. It's not mob life...it's a movie about mob life. It's a movie first. There's just some tropes that make a movie or tv show timeless that might make it a bit unrealistic. If the characters are believable in their looks, behavior, accents, then stretching the truth with the situations they're involved in just tends to work.


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