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Scorsese May Direct First TV Show Since AMAZING STORIES!!

Published at: Aug. 8, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

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Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) may direct HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” pilot, which would mark his first non-documentary directorial effort for television since the 1986 “Mirror Mirror” episode of “Amazing Stories” starring Sam Waterston. “Boardwalk,” about the rise of gambling in Atlantic City in the 1920s, is based on the book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson. The pilot script was written by “Sopranos” vet Terence Winter. Read all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Scorsese needs to get to work on the Raging Bull sequel

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    I kid, I kid

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Scorsese will never be as good as Coppola

    by Prossor

    He can keep directing like an asian kid makes clothes in sweatshops but his zillion of movies wil never reach the heights of Godfather 1 and 2, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Then again

    by buffywrestling

    Scorsese hasn't made a "Jack" either.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    uh... what's with the spanish?

    by brain drill

    is that just the only version on youtube?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    El queso está viejo y pútrido. ¿Dónde está el sanitario?

    by JoeSixPack

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Prossor

    by shodan6672

    Those are great films, but Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas are their equal.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:13 a.m. CST

    i agree Scorsese is still trying

    by Prossor

    hard, and i agree he's made the better movies recently over Coppola's last ones, but his best were never as artistically ambitious as Coppola's best.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Other TV shows have aired since Amazing Stories, Herc.

    by tonagan

    Off the top of my head, I can list about twenty. C'mon,do your research.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Scorsese should direct porn.

    by mrfan

    Hell, all those big directors should do it at least once.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I love his episode of Amazing Stories...

    by DanielKurland

    It's been a while since I've seen it, but does it not conclude with a monster, OUT OF NOWHERE, just running out of Waterson's mirror, and then bursting into flames as it runs through the window and off his balcony? And that's the ending.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    JonathonViolence...

    by DanielKurland

    Youth Without Youth.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    If Scorsese can do Amex ads in America...

    by ciroslive

    Then other famous directors/actors can do ads. As long as the ads are well made, who cares if they do commercials?

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    BAH!

    by VictorVonDoom

    Scorese + a Sopranos writer = DOOM watching.<p>Plus, DOOM is grateful to Sam Waterston for tipping DOOM off to the fact that robots eat old peoples' pills for fuel!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Um, the great Martin Scorsese HAS directed televison since...

    by EriamJH

    Or do you count documentaries?? Episode of documentary series "The Blues" in 2003, coshared directorial duties for "Lady by the Sea: Statue of Liberty" in 2004, "My voyage to Italy" in 2002, "The Concert for NYC" segment in 2001... and of course the music video "Bad" for Michael Jackson in 1987. (Of course, I'd rather see his feature films and detailed life of the mob. Can't go a month without Goodfellas playing. And The Departed and Gangs are doing well on multiple viewings.)

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Maybe Coppolla will show up with a poisoned cannoli

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I kid

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Jonathan Violence

    by rxse7en

    "Gangbangs of New York" would also work.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Damn! I was hoping

    by skimn

    he would direct an ep of Mad Men. What a match that would be! Of course, it would open with a 5 minute tracking shot of Don leaving his car and going through the building to get to his office.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Mirror, Mirror was one of the best Amazing Stories eps

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The ending was kind of silly, but overall, it was pretty creepy and beautifully shot. Great Michael Kamen score, as well.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    An HBO show about New Jersey's criminal element?!

    by StanGrossman

    That's the most original idea for a series since that new Fox show about FBI agents investigating the paranormal.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Will it have a bit part

    by skimn

    for Larry David? Scorsese can direct him for real!

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Scorsese Owns Coppola

    by nyj_et

    ...and he had a cameo in "Cannonball!"

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    So it's about Jews.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Everyone knows that the early mob was primarily Jewish. <p> Somehow we got sidetracked into only Italian mob.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Skimn...

    by DanielKurland

    I would absolutely love to see that opening.

  • Aug. 8, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    That was out of nowhere, Prossor...

    by viola123

    I mean really. A story about Martin Scorsese and instead of commenting on it, the first thing is a comparison to Coppola? And the tone too. Where did that come from? Seriously. Look at that first comment. It's filled with such bitterness. Anger even. ... Anyway, right on, Marty. I'll be watching it.

  • Aug. 9, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Godfather licks Goodfellas asshole.

    by GOB

    And then asks if it can squeeze its nutsack.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    test

    by YakMalla

    a<p>b

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    hey baby

    by Prossor

    now that we're alone...

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