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West Coast-based writer-producer David Chase (Northern Exposure, I'll Fly Away) assumed the pilot for his first HBO series, The Sopranos, the story of a New Jersey mob guy in full-fledged midlife crisis, would be shot in Los Angeles. "Fortunately," the New Jersey-born, Emmy Award winner recalls, "HBO said, 'We want New Jersey.' I've always felt it has a special combination of industrial and woodsy areas, which has been underutilized by film and television. While we were location-scouting, I e

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