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Martin Scorsese’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ required 8,000 costume changes

By Roger Friedman

HollywoodNews.com: When Martin Scorcese’s new series hits HBO later this year, it’s going to look good, that’s for sure.

Talk at the Tony Awards last night among the folks who know these things is that “Boardwalk Empire” required 8,000 costume changes. And there are only 12 episodes.

The word is that “Boardwalk Empire”–about the mob running Atlantic City in the roaring 1920s–is that the show is also the most expensive the cable network has ever gotten near.

“One day we worked 20 hours straight through, with double over time. Scorsese wasn’t happy with what we’d done, so everyone stayed. He didn’t care what it cost.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411.com column in April after 10 years with Fox News where he helped create Foxnews.com. Friedman’s prior experience on the Internet is with MSN’s Cinemania column. Friedman also wrote the Intelligencer column as a contributing editor at "New York Magazine," where he covered the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. In addition, Friedman has been involved in book publishing and filmmaking (Only the Strong Survive). For more about Roger go to Showbiz411.com

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  • October 8, 2010 | Permalink |

    —-STILL MORE pointless, circle-jerk, franchise-slum
    product from the NEVER deeply moving BUT once upon
    a time compelling —Scorsese

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