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Boardwalk Empire salutes G2
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John Doherty
2011-10-05 16:52:34 UTC
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Not sure if this group has reached rigor mortis, but I'll post this in
case any here is reading and may have watched Boardwalk Empire this
week.

In addition to a nice speaking role for Dominic Chianese, (as one of
the racist founding fathers of Atlantic City), there was a nice
allusion to Godfather 2.

In the outtakes of Godfather 2, there is a scene where DeNiro, as
young Vito, meets Hyman Roth, who was modeled on Meyer Lansky. He
takes the name Roth "in honor of the greatest man in America, Arnold
Rothstein, the guy who fixed the world Series".

Later the older Roth explains to Michael Corleone why he never made a
fuss when his associate Moe Greene got a bullet in the eye: "Because
this is the business we have chosen for ourselves!!"

Cut to the current episode of Boardwalk Empire, which includes
Rothstein and his protege Lanksy in the cast (as well as Capone &
Lucciano). Meyer is running a card game and his associate Charlie
"Lucky" Lucciano is conferring with him & frenemy (& fictional
gangster) Jimmy Darmody in his adjoining office.

Darmody & Lucciano trade insults and start coming to blows. Lansky
jumps in between them to stop the tussle with "I'm runnin' a business
heah!!"
James Goforth
2011-10-08 18:13:23 UTC
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I think you are right about the rigor mortis thing. I pop in here
every few days and there is almost never any activity anymore. Maybe
Facebook killed it.
I don't know when I actually began to peruse ATS, but the years just
fly by and it's been quite a long time ago now. Had a lot of fun and
interesting discussions here.
I have not gotten into Boardwalk Empire, probably should have.
John Doherty
2011-10-08 19:26:51 UTC
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 I think you are right about the rigor mortis thing.  I pop in here
every few days and there is almost never any activity anymore.  Maybe
Facebook killed it.
  I don't know when I actually began to peruse ATS, but the years just
fly by and it's been quite a long time ago now.  Had a lot of fun and
interesting discussions here.
  I have not gotten into Boardwalk Empire, probably should have.  
It looks like first season is On Demand (and we're only two eps into
season 2), so it's a good time to get HBO.
Dick Hertz
2011-10-18 05:52:49 UTC
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I think you are right about the rigor mortis thing. I pop in here
every few days and there is almost never any activity anymore. Maybe
Facebook killed it.
I don't know when I actually began to peruse ATS, but the years just
fly by and it's been quite a long time ago now. Had a lot of fun and
interesting discussions here.
I have not gotten into Boardwalk Empire, probably should have.
It looks like first season is On Demand (and we're only two eps into
season 2), so it's a good time to get HBO.

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And seeing as I totally forgot about Boardwalk Empire S2, I'll have to catch
up on HBO GO. Only show I've been watching religiously is Breaking Bad,
which just ended S4 on an unbelievable note. They could end the series now
and most fans would be happy, but they get 16 more eps to wrap it up next
year.

My dad is so into Boardwalk Empire, it's replaced the Sopranos as his
favorite show.

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