Famous for directing tough-guy gangster movies like Goodfellas and Casino, Martin Scorsese has always been linked to the genre. Broadcasting soon in America is Boardwalk Empire, his latest project, a TV series for HBO set in the turbulent prohibition era. He is producing the show as well as directing an episode and on his promotion junket was recently asked to list the 15 gangster movies that most influenced him as a film-maker. Head over to The Daily Beast to see what he wrote.
Below is a trailer for Boardwalk Empire which promises to keep up the high standards offered by most of HBO's output.