Boardwalk Empire: The Ivory Tower

The fetching Gretchen Mol joins the cast in Episode Two.

Boardwalk Empire: Complete Episode Guide 

Boardwalk EmpireThe Ivory Tower 

Season One: Episode Two 

Directed by:  Tim Van Patten 

Written by: Terence Winter (series creator, from the novel by Nelson Johnson) 

The Spin:  HBO’s go-to man behind the camera, Tim Van Patten (of The Sopranos and The Pacific fame) directs what will likely be the first of his many episodes.  Gone are Scorsese’s non-stop jazz numbers and snazzy editing, and here the series settles into its long Sopranos-esque silences, dialogue heavy scenes, and intimate little details used to develop characters over long, languid arcs designed to last years.  It’s a change of pace…we’ll see how it goes. Continue reading