December 1, 2012

Something Wonderful: Boardwalk Empire's Title Sequence

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By the time we cut to the lighting of the filterless cigarettes,

the first glimpse of our hero's face, as it happens, and also a slice of the red carnation in his suit pocket, his dark red tie, the sky is a blue-slate grey with clouds, the surf continues to churn in the background and the weather is turning decidedly foul. Fire is introduced. The wick is lit. -- The Decline of Western Title Sequences @ finem respice where you will want to read the entire thing.

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 1, 2012 8:48 AM
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Interesting analysis. I've never seen the show, though (no TV), so I don't have an opinion on the credit sequence.

PS to the reviewer: "Thusly" is not a word. Just say "thus".

Posted by: B Lewis at December 1, 2012 11:37 AM

Also, that's not a bowler hat. And one wears a carnation in one's buttonhole, not one's pocket.

Posted by: Tim at December 1, 2012 3:15 PM

Great Article by Selwyn Raab on the Boardwalk Empire:

Posted by: Frank P at December 1, 2012 4:36 PM

Apologies the link to Raab's piece somehow didn't get through; I'll try again:

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137750/selwyn-raab/boardwalk-empire-as-history

Posted by: Frank P at December 1, 2012 6:54 PM

Hat and carnation issues: corrected!

Posted by: ep at December 2, 2012 8:14 AM

The show sucks. It has huge potential but its just a sad miss and incredibly hateful toward Christians and Christianity in general.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 2, 2012 5:51 PM