Set amongst the Atlantic City boardwalk, HBO's Boardwalk Empire follows the tangled underworld of the most notorious bootleggers and gangsters of the 1920's, Al Capone, Arnold Rothstein, and of course, Nucky Thompson.
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Throughout the tumultuous series, the Boardwalk Body Count attempts to keep track of those who've been knocked off and the cutthroat gangster's with blood on their hands.
maecapone said: i need it, you must be fangirling so hard rn over the wire
Damn, had I known you guys like the Wire so much, I would have said Hi to Maury Levy for you guys.
Ahhh! Where did you see him?
I met him last weekend in NYC. He came to see my show and he talked with us for a long time. Loved my dress. Great guy :)
you know what i think is kind of funny
what do the following people have in common aside from profiting from the illegal sale of alcohol?
- arnold rothstein
- george remus
- johnny torrio
- dean o’banion
they didn’t drink
Johnny Torrio also didn’t like cussing. He told Al Capone that a gentleman shouldn’t cuss. Well, at least until after he got out of jail, at which point he really did say something along the lines of “Kill that fucking Irish prick.”
And third, I cut three penises out of this movie. Not because of the MPAA. I actually did it before we even submitted it for ratings. One, because an actor politely asked me not to include it. The second, believe it or not, was ultimately too distracting from the moment, and I was wanting you to emotionally experience a moment with one of the characters, but instead you were looking at their junk. But third, one of them was there for a character reason. It’s the one that’s included in the deleted scenes. -John Krokidas
Jack, if that was you I stg…
"The second, believe it or not, was ultimately too distracting from the moment, and I was wanting you to emotionally experience a moment with one of the characters, but instead you were looking at their junk.”
Red Carnations, as constantly worn by Nucky Thompson (like here in the Pilot) mean ‘Alas! my poor heart!’, which alludes directly to his (also) constant manpain.
Dean O’Banion, in season three episode one resolution, brings a bouquet of flowers made up of ferns, gladiolus and baby’s breath to a meeting with Al Capone and Johnny Torrio. Gladiolus, the flower of gladiators, can also mean sincerity, strength of character, or severed ties. Because deaf kid jokes don’t make friends, Dean. Baby’s Breath is often used to symbolize festivity, but interestingly (and fittingly) all parts of the plant are poisonous when dried. The ferns O’Banion uses as filler are symbols of protection and safety, (which he certainly needs later on in the episode).
And now, for some Harrowfeels, we have Richard giving Julia white lilies, which mean sweetness, as well as beauty, hope and life. Because that scene couldn’t possibly make me any happier.