Saturday, April 21, 2012

HBO—Whether By Intent or Design

The level of set design, costume design & cinematography on Boardwalk Empire & Game of Thrones is SO OUTSTANDING I can see why HBO passed on Da Brick.

In March 2012 "HBO has passed on its Spike Lee/Ellin-produced boxing drama Da Brick, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The premium cable network has opted to pass on the boxing drama, which was described as a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in a supposedly post-racial America." The Hollywood Reporter

A show like The Wire looks so passé, in production quality, compared to shows like Boardwalk Empire & Game of Thrones.

June 1, 2012
I recently came across this quote that seems to back up my argument.
In a January 2010 Entertainment Weekly interview HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said about Game of Thrones that ''We are taking shots on shows that we wouldn't have taken a shot at five years ago,''.

Additional Links

Check out the IMDb page for Da Brick here

@ Wikipedia
Game of Thrones

Boardwalk Empire