Peter Appleton is an ambitious young screenwriter working for HHS Studios during Hollywood's Golden Age, 1951 in particular."Ashes to Ashes" is about to be released, and he's dating the attractive movie star, Sandra Sinclair.
(TNT), a 10-part limited series written and directed by its star, Edward Burns, who seems to have cornered the vintage market on snappy fedoras, is a sad case of déjà vu all over again.
In 2013, TNT tried to bust out of its conventional bag and lay down some heavy smack with a period gangster saga called .
A recently black-listed Hollywood screenwriter, Carey, is leaving Tinseltown on a feel-sorry-for-yourself drunk drive and winds up washed up (literally and figuratively) on a beach having suffered amnesia. Carey's character is confused and taken in by the love given by this town for their supposed returning war hero. But despite the cornball-ity of the whole thing, the sincerity of Mr.
He's taken to a picturesque coastal California town and is mistaken (or is he? And what a boy he was--handsome, caring, talented... Carey's acting along with a fine ensemble cast pulls it off.
The rumpled Galahad bit of Philip Marlowe may have gotten corny and threadbare, but it beats watching competing squads of sociopaths battle it out for king of the corpse pile.
With each episode, seemed to get off even more on its own violence, and the murder of Bugsy Siegel (played by Ed Burns with a lot of James Caan shoulder aggression), was as pornographic as TV violence gets: a slow-motion, multi-orgasmic blood spurter that owed as much to was a big, hopeful bet that didn’t pay off for TNT.
Siegel was not only influential within the Jewish mob but, like his friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky, he also held significant influence within the Italian-American Mafia and the largely Italian-Jewish National Crime Syndicate.
Siegel was one of the founders and leaders of Murder, Inc.
Although the people there are pleasant and likable, the town is depressed and lifeless due to having lost 62 ... Edgar Hooverland find him and make him face the music? This is a throw back to the Kapra-Korn of earlier years.