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Old 09-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Boardwalk Empire

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HBO is building a "Boardwalk Empire" with a series order for the Martin Scorsese-directed pilot.



The premium cable network has picked up 11 episodes of the period drama, bringing the total order to 12 hours, including the pilot.

Production on the series is slated to begin this fall for a 2010 premiere.

Written by Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Empire is set in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition and chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster. Empire is also a look at the history of Atlantic City's boardwalk; from its origins as a quiet seaside resort to the casino empire it is today. Based on the book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson.

Alongside Buscemi, others in the cast include Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as Buscemi's G-man nemesis, Michael Pitt as his second-in-command, Emmy winner Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting) as his love interest, and Stephen Graham (Public Enemies) as Al Capone.

Scorsese and Winter are executive producing the series with Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Tim Van Patten. Scorsese is expected to continue to be creatively involved and may direct another episode of Empire, subject to his availability.

In addition, the cast of the pilot also included Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Paz de la Huerta (The Limits Of The Control) and Dabney Coleman (Domino, Tootsie.

HBO has been beefing up its slate of original series over the past nine months with orders to new comedies Hung, Bored to Death, How to Make It in America and a drama from the creator of The Wire called Treme.
Jesus Titty-fuckin' Christ!

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:32 PM
It's cool that Scorsese is doing a tv series. Even cooler that it takes place in Atlantic City which is about a 90 minute drive from where I live. I hope they are filming there.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:00 PM
As soon as I saw Buscemi's face, I was sold. Sounds fantastic.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Wow.... no one else gives a shit about this?
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Every name involved made me go



Looks phenomenal.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:59 PM
Sounds 10x better than that garbage True Blood/Big Love that's currently on HBO.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:08 AM
Boardwalk Empire trailer up -WHOA

So here's the trailer for the newest HBO original show coming later in the year. The pilot was produced and directed by MARTIN F'N SCORSESE and will be scripted and such by some of the Sopranos writers.

The trailer is here and I was astounded

http://www.hbo.com/#/global-video/vi...OljPoC1Xwu5A==
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:48 AM
HBO is officially back. After The Wire ended, not to mention Six Feet Under and The Sopranos I kinda felt they were entering a bit of a dry season. But now, they are officially back. And this looks fucking INCREDIBLE. The visual style evokes the best and most stylish Scorsese films. The show looks to be absolutely epic in its scope. And the cast! What a cast! Steve Buscemi, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Macdonald, Michael Pitt, Michael K. Williams, MICHAEL SHANNON! So awesome. And with a legion of directors who are all Six Feet and Sopranos alumni, not to mention the master himself at the helm... this is going to be quite a spectacle.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:01 AM
Fuck. Yeah.

Could've used more dialogue though, but I realize its practically a year away....

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Old 03-17-2010, 07:41 AM
threads merged.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:00 PM
"All I want is an opportunity"
"This is America, ain't it, who the fuck is stopping you!"

Classic.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM
Had no idea Michael Stuhlbarg was going to be in this (for a little while, at least). Cool beans.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:03 PM
I am for sure looking forward to this. Does anyone know the premiere date? I'm assuming it will be starting after True Blood is over.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Looks great. It reminds me and looks like another HBO Show, Deadwood. You know, gambling and corruption in town.

God I miss Deadwood. Great show. Too bad we didn't get more seasons. Would have been nice to get one more to get an ending. One of HBO's best shows.
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:03 AM
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I am for sure looking forward to this. Does anyone know the premiere date? I'm assuming it will be starting after True Blood is over.
September Can't wait! At least I'll have something else to look forward to between Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :P
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:54 AM
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September Can't wait!
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:40 AM
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September Can't wait! At least I'll have something else to look forward to between Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :P
I'm assuming the premiere date will be Sept. 19th, since True Blood ends a week before.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:07 AM
That's probably right, Gunslinger.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:39 PM
Good start.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:15 PM
WOW that was a great premier episode. This show looks like a classic in the making.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:26 PM
Looks like I got a show to watch this fall and that is Boardwalk Empire. Great beginning to the show. Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson is one character I've like so far in this show.



SPOLIER




I didn't expected Big Jim to get shot at the end. Good twist right there.



END SPOLIER









This show has the potential of a classic tv show in the making. Keep up the good work Martin and Mark.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Hahaha at people over at EW calling the show "boring". The comments not the review.http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/09/19...n-1-episode-1/
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:56 PM

Michael K. Williams is in the cast of this, right? He's not going to spend the whole season sitting in the lobby waiting for his appointment?
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:04 PM
Curiosity beckoned, so I began looking up some of the historical figures and how their real life stories actually correlated with Boardwalk Empire. Needless to say, there are substantial differences, however, I believe Empire sums it up best themselves: "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:50 PM
ON THE BOARDWALK!

BOARDWALK EMPIRE-SEASON THREE: I never thought in a million years that this superior gangster series (HBO's best since THE SOPRANOS!) would be as awesome without Michael Pittís Jimmy Darmody character (the former heart & soul of the show who was killed off in last seasonís shocking finale), but I love it when Iím proved wrong in a good way! The great Steve Buscemi still manages to elicit sympathy as notoriously crooked lead character Nucky Thompson, especially during his acceptance of duplicitous wife Margaretís womenís rights pursuits (as she focuses her attentions on the welfare of a Catholic hospital's shady maternity ward), her good intentions and ultimate success juxtaposing the sea of corruption in which Nucky is embroiled. I also love Nuckyís sincere fatherly affections for Margaretís children, his reunion with estranged brother Eli (Shea Whigham), and Owen (Charlie Cox) emerging as Nuckyís new right-hand man in the wake of Jimmyís murder. Other standouts and highlights this year feature the best supporting cast on television, especially: Gretchen Mol as Jimmyís mother Gillian, who becomes a brothel Madam in the late Commodoreís mansion while co-parenting Jimmyís orphaned son Tommy with war veteran Richard (Jack Huston); parallel sagas involving the trials & tribulations of rising mobsters Al Capone (Stephen Graham) in Chicago and Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) in New York City; and the introduction of villainous rival mob boss Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale in the performance of his career), who takes over the seemingly quiet small town of Tabor Heights, a last-chance gasoline stop pivotal to the highway route of Nuckyís illegal liquor distribution convoys from Atlantic City to New York! Solid, stellar storytelling & acting from the get-go! My grade for Season 3 so far: A!
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Next season could be the last, fellas. http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/12/nex...ymous-insider/

also Paz apparently is a psycho who shaved her pussy on set one time
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:54 AM
Finished the season. Really liked it. Loved how characters I used to dislike (Margaret and Van Alden) now have their stories intertwined with characters I find interesting (Rothstein and Chicago, respectively). Love that Narcisse is still around, as I was afraid the show was going to a "villain per season" mode. Love everything about Eli, Willie, and Nucky. Overall, I think it was a very good season. Still prefer Season 2 strictly because I don't think the Jimmy/Nucky conflict will ever be topped, but this was pretty close.

As for the elephant in the room:

Spoiler:

I agree with both sides. I understand that Harrow's story really didn't have anywhere to go, but I also felt that his death felt forced, as if to compensate for the lack of other fireworks in the finale. All the other candidates to die (Eli, Chalky, Narcisse, and even Willie in a potential tragic twist) survived. Knox died, but that didn't resonate emotionally with any one. If Eli, Chalky, Narcisse, or Willie died, it would have. And obviously, Harrow's death did.

Again, his story was over. But why did they have to kill him? Why couldn't he just leave? Why couldn't they just write him out and have him show up in like 1 episode next season instead of having an entire subplot about him? I guess the creators wanted him to be a tragic figure to the end. It's obviously their choice, but I feel like it was forced and I didn't like it personally. Not just because I like his character, but because it felt out of place and sudden, the kind of cheap thrills lesser shows often offer.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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Next season could be the last, fellas. http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/12/nex...ymous-insider/

also Paz apparently is a psycho who shaved her pussy on set one time
Interesting shit, but Bummer Town
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:18 AM
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Interesting shit, but Bummer Town
Man, no kidding. So much more story to tell. It's hard to think of a way to bring any of the show's characters (especially the historic ones) to satisfying end points in 12 episodes, but 8? Jeez...

On a positive note, the description of the new Scorsese/Winter HBO project sounds pretty great.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:32 AM
That sucks, it really doesn't seem like the right time to end the show, at least another season seems better.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Wow, that blows. Are they seriously thinking of axing the show because of some drugged up idiot actress? She hasn't even appeared on the show in ages, her character might as well be dead so I don't get the issue. Fire her ass and give us more Boardwalk Empire.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Well, it's for real. Boardwalk Empire is ending next season. Pretty bummed about it.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayli...ril-6-20140109


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Old 01-10-2014, 06:44 PM
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Well, it's for real. Boardwalk Empire is ending next season. Pretty bummed about it.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplayli...ril-6-20140109


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Well, damn. Hopefully they don't add insult to injury by shortening up the season. It's a hard enough pill to swallow with a final 12. Haven't seen any articles reporting this little tid bit yet...
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:22 PM
5 is enough.

There's too much going on to finish everything. The historical characters don't meet their end (death, jail, whatever) for a while, and obviously the show isn't going to tell a story that takes place over 30+ years. I'm glad it's ending. Here's hoping it ends strong.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:46 AM
I have great confidence in the whole Boardwalk team, but unlike a lot of long running shows currently airing, Boardwalk has just finished maybe its best season, has plenty of drama boiling, interesting characters to spare, and really hasn't had to resort to much plate spinning.

With so much meaty story left to tell I'm just afraid that it will seem like it's been cut off mid sent...

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Didn't Winter originally want only 5 seasons? Or maybe 6? I would have loved to see it go 6. I know the team is very excited to get going on their next project though, so it seems, all things considered, this is the best possible outcome for the show not to overstay its welcome, or lose on quality.
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