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  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York: Who’s A True American? “You can hire half the poor to kill the other half.” Boss Tweed spoke these words in reference to the Draft Riots. It shows that you can easily turn the poor against each other‚ if you bring money into the situation. Gangs of New York is about the separation of the Irish and the Natives‚ which eventually led into larger conflicts. In this film there are two important characters‚ Amsterdam Vallon and Boyle McGloin‚ who were both Irishmen in the Five Points

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    Gangs of New York‚ is a movie rich in plot‚ significant setting and historical information. It is also full of cultural and economic differences which carry the movie forward. It tells us of a time that tensions exist between the Irish immigrants and the natives‚ both of which are trying to find their place in the “world” and claim a land for their own. A movie overwhelmed by anger‚ resentment‚ pain‚ chaos and shallow happiness‚ that is wrapped up in a most unsettling way. It begins with a gang battle

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    he movie Gangs Of New York is filled with racism‚ war‚ and political corruption. The movie takes place between the years of 1846 -1862. The movie focuses on the issues between Irish immigrants that are enter New York and the Americans citizen who call themselves the Native Americans. Amsterdam Vallon returns to five points 16 years after his father was murdered by William “Bill the Butcher “Cutting the leader of The Native Americans. When Amsterdam is getting of the ship you see politicians handing

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  • Analysis of Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York � PAGE �4� Analysis of _Gangs of New York_ HUM/150: Introduction to Film Studies Workshop 5 Word Count: 2083 Analysis of _Gangs of New York_ In 2002‚ Martin Scorsese teamed up with Miramax Films to direct _Gangs of New York‚_ a film he had dreamed of making since the 1970s. With a $97 million budget‚ the film was a box-office flop‚ grossing only $190 million worldwide. Nevertheless‚ _Gangs of New York_ earned 10 Academy Award nominations‚ and won two Golden Globe Awards for

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  • Gangs of New York Essay

    Gangs of New York: A Cultural Shift Jeremiah Harrity SOCI220 American Popular Culture Dr. Nancy Wack April 13‚ 2013 Gangs of New York: A Cultural Shift In the movie “Gangs of New York”‚ we see a city changed and reshaped through cultural influence of feuding individuals with different ideas. The movie is about a young man‚ Amsterdam Vance‚ who seeks to avenge his father‚ who was brutally murder in a gang dispute‚ against his adversary Bill the Butcher. On the surface the movie seems

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  • Gangs Of New York Themes

    The film‚ Gangs of New York (2002)‚ directed by Martin Scorsese‚ is loosely based on Herbert Asbury’s work‚ “The Gangs of New York: an informal history of the underworld” (1927). The film tells the story of a fictional character‚ Amsterdam‚ who is trying to avenge his father‚ who was killed in battle by the film’s main antagonist‚ William Cutting‚ also known as Bill the Butcher. The story is set in New York City in the mid-nineteenth century‚ specifically‚ at the infamous Five Points‚ which now makes

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  • Gangs Of New York Essay

    existence or its truthfulness. The movie Gangs of New York follows a wide variety of factions existing in New York City in the mid 1800s. After watching this movie‚ it is clear that the “American Dream” gave immigrants a false sense of hope. The prosperity and success it spoke of could only be attained by natives-wealthy natives at that. Similar to the work entitles How the Other Half Lives‚ the movie showcases the lives of poor immigrants living in the slums of New York. The time period known as the Gilded

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  • Movie Critique: Gangs of New York

    Jennifer Lawson American History Project #2 Movie Critique Gangs of New YorkGangs of New York” is a historical crime film which takes place in New Yorkin the 1840s-1860s. The film was released in 2002. It was directed by Martin Scorsese‚ and written by Jay Cocks‚ Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan. It is loosely inspired by Herbert Asbury’s 1928 nonfiction book The Gangs of New York. The film was critically acclaimed with 10 Academy Award nominations‚ including Best Picture and

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  • Historical Accuracy: Gangs of New York

    Historical Accuracy: Gangs of New York The Movie Gangs of New York‚ released in 2002‚ gives insight into the violence‚ corruption‚ and disarray that occurred in The Five Points of Manhattan during the 19th century‚ and reveals one of the biggest skeletons in New York’s closet. Martin Scorsese’s translation of the events in the film proves to be very intriguing‚ and for the most part accurate. However‚ there are a few aspects of the film he did not correctly portray: the timing of events‚ and

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  • Gangs of New York: Life of Amsterdam

    Gangs Of New York For my research paper I decided to write a film analysis on The Gangs of New York. This film was released in 2002 and it follows the life of an Irish man named Amsterdam (Leonardo DeCaprio) during the late 19th century. The film is centered on an area called “five points.” Its name comes from the intersection of 5 streets- Mulberry‚ Orange‚ Little Water‚ Cross and Anthony St. The center was a place where the poor lived because it always had a stench of sewage. The town square

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