Not Fade Away

December 21st 2012
  • Musical,
  • R,
  • 112 min,
  • Paramount Vantage
  • Cast: Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett, Christopher McDonald, Dominique McElligott, Molly Price, Julia Garner, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Alex Veadov, Lisa Lampanelli, Veronica Diaz, John Magaro, Adam Shapiro, Justine Lupe, Robert Funaro, John Tormey, Will Brill, Natasha Tax, Chad Jamian Williams, Samantha Hahn, Melanie Hinkle, Randall Newsome, Olan Montgomery, Brahm Vaccarella, Charlie Plummer, Stephen Singer, Anthony Giaimo, Shannon Esper, Meg Guzulescu, Jordan Dean
  • Director: David Chase
  • Writer: David Chase
  • Producers: David Chase, Mark Johnson
  • Executive Producer: Steve Van Zandt
  • Art Direction: Henry Dunn
  • Casting: Meredith Tucker
  • Costume Design: Catherine Marie Thomas
  • D.O.P.: Eigil Bryld
  • Editor: Sidney Wolinsky
  • Makeup: Evelyne Noraz
  • Production Design: Ford Wheeler
  • Set Decoration: Cherish Magennis


In 1960s New Jersey, the influence of the Rolling Stones and the British Invasion leads Doug and his friends Eugene and Wells to form a band, but as Doug gets into a relationship with the rich popular girl named Grace, she gives him the confidence to get in front of the band as singer, causing friction within the group.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New York, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content
  • Production Companies: Chase Films, Gran Via Productions, Indian Paintbrush, Paramount Vantage, The Weinstein Company
  • Production Schedule: February 2011 - April 2011

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2012 Film Guide: "A reunion of sorts for fans of "The Sopranos", that show's creator David Chase and star James Gandolfini team for Chase's directorial debut which takes them back to New Jersey. Instead of exploring a crime family in contemporary times however, this is a coming of age tale set in the 60's with a focus as much on the parents as there is on the teens.

The action centers around a garage rock band named The Twylight Zones and the families of the band members. Chase claims the drama will explore how post-war, post-Depression era parents gave their children as many advantages as they could and now can't help but feel a little jealous of the more liberated and adventurous future their kids are able to enjoy that they weren't while they grew up.

It may sound fairly conventional on the surface, but Chase's skill should not be underestimated considering his 'Sopranos' changed the face of cable television. Whatever title the film finally settles on, many have already begun to compare this to Cameron Crowe's masterful "Almost Famous" as a potential new benchmark for teen drama."

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