Tonight is the season finale of one of my new favourite shows, Boardwalk Empire. The show is a period drama focusing on Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who looked up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky’s expensive and lavish lifestyle for a county political figure.
A look into the set of Boardwalk Empire
A truly fantastic featurette on the production design of Boardwalk Empire which gives great insight into the design process.
Time Lapse video of the Boardwalk being built.
Be sure to catch the Season Finale of Boardwalk Empire tonight. I’m expecting fireworks so they better not disappoint. Do you watch the show? What do you think of it?
Rose Lagace | @artdepartmental