Up and down with Boardwalk Empire

Jacobs, Jason (2011) Up and down with Boardwalk Empire. London, UK, Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire.

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Author Jacobs, Jason
Title Up and down with Boardwalk Empire
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Critical Studies in Television, University of Hertfordshire
Publication date 2011-10-29
Series CST Online
Total pages 1 Scholarly blog entry
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
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What to make of Boardwalk Empire? HBO’s costume drama set in the USA during Prohibition reminds me of one of those fascinating objects that often crop up on Antiques Roadshow. One can admire from afar the detailed textures and evident craft of the thing without having much of a clue as to its function. Everything looks so good – the fabrics, the sculpted light, the big complex stage of the boardwalk itself; Steve Buscemi as the central character, corrupt political boss of Atlantic City, Nucky Thompson, has never looked so compelling. But what is he for?

The puzzle begins at its beginning during the extraordinary title sequence...
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