Boardwalk Empire

Title: Boardwalk Empire
Year: 2010-2014
Actors: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Sparks, Gretchen Mol, Michael Stuhlbarg, Anthony Laciura, Jack Huston, Anatol Yusef
Genre: Criminal, Drama, Historical
Country: USA
Viewing method: Whole series.

Why in Database: We found turtle elements in two episodes of this five-season series – both only in the dialogues.

The first case occurs in the first episode of the second season (21), one of the characters orders turtle soup at a restaurant:

– And for the gentlemen?
– Steak. Turtle soup to start.

The second turtle element is also featured in the first episode, but of season five (Golden Days for Boys and Girls). One of the characters gives a speech in which he says that he was in the cinema in the movie “The Front Page”, in beggining of which there was an animation of Mickey Mouse, which crashed on the island, but which finally floats away on the turtle. It is an interesting double reference, because the mentioned animation itself (“The Castaway” from 1931) is of course with the turtle element, one that the protagonist describes, but also the mentioned film, “The Front Page”, we have in the database because of a small turtle mention in it.

– Saw “The Front Page.” Lively comedy about the newspaper game. Enjoyed it tremendously. The cartoon beforehand. Mickey mouse cast away on a desert island. Just imagine the hijinks that little… Anyone seen it? Then you know what I’m talking about. Gorilla, dancing seals, baby tiger. At one point, Mickey finds a piano… Not important. What is important, He doesn’t give up. He makes the best of the situation. He stays cheerful. And in the end… What happens in the end?
– He sails away on a turtle?
– Sails away on a turtle! You see, friends? Don’t let the naysayers get you down.

Source: Jacek112, Developed: XYuriTT

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