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Monday, 6 September 2010

Boardwalk Empire

I first heard of this show over a year ago and I'v been eagerly awaiting it since. Boardwalk Empire is a new HBO series from Terence Winter (head writer of The Sopranos) and Martin Scorsese. It's set in Atlantic City in the 1920s and deals with one of the major social issues of the time - prohibition (a period of 13 years when the US government thought it would be a good idea to criminalize the selling and consumption of alcohol - it basically didn't turn out to be a good idea!) With prohibition came gangsters, with gangsters comes corruption, cars, cool clothes, money, woman and some pretty slick bars, parties and speakeasies!....all this points to what should be one killer show!

No doubt with the combined talents of Scorsese and Winter at the helm, this show will be more than style over substance. But for now simply idea of the setting and aesthetic is enough to get the excitement going!...check out these promos for the show and a time capture video of the incredible looking set they built in a Brooklyn dockyard.

Boardwalk Empire airs on HBO in the states later in September.

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