Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Musical choices are personal for everybody, and for filmmakers more than most. And as 2012 came to a close, multiplexes filled with movies in which directors used music as much as plot and character to tell their stories and put across their artistic visions.
David Chase of "The Sopranos" goes big-screen in "Not Fade Away," about a '60s Jersey band. And hey, there's Tony, as the dad.
Long before The Sopranos, David Chase wanted to make a movie about a rock-and-roll band in the New Jersey suburbs.