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The Medium, The Message, and The Man: HBO's Nucky Thompson vs The Novel's Nucky Johnson

The Steve Buscemi characterization of Nucky Thompson in the HBO show

Boardwalk Empire is a lesser man than his print counterpart, Nucky

"Johnson" in the pages of the novel, "Low Light." Both characters are

ambitious, shrewd, and when it suits their purpose, either magnanimous

or mean. But readers of Low Light get an entirely different picture than

viewers of the TV show.

1. The medium vs. the message. Prose and… Continue

Added by Stan Cutler on September 29, 2010 at 12:40am — No Comments

3 Reasons Behind the Sale of 'Boardwalk Empire' to HBO

Whether you saw the pilot episode of the HBO miniseries 'Boardwalk Empire,' whether you liked it or not, you probably did not escape the multi-million dollar marketing campaign that surrounded the airing of the pilot episode on September 19th. The enormous sums that Martin Scorsese and HBO are spending compel me, to look for clues about how to create such a product with such lucrative potential. What you may not know is that the 'Boardwalk Empire' property was not fiction, but a history book.… Continue

Added by Stan Cutler on September 25, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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