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U.S. CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION: 1. Ganges of New York (2002) “I die a true American!” Plug Uglies vs. Dead Rabbits, natives vs. immigrants, Protestants vs. Catholics, and heroic patriot “Bill the Butcher” (Daniel Day-Lewis) basely done in by sniveling, t

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history

The film Gangs of New York ‘ was loosely based on Herbert Asbury ‘s 1928 book The Gangs of New York ‘ and starred both Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio . Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Jay_Cocks ” \o “Jay Cocks ” Jay Cocks , HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Steven_Zaillian ” \o “Steven Zaillian ” Steven Zaillian and HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Kenneth_Lonergan ” \o “Kenneth Lonergan Kenneth Lonergan , this 2002 gangster film was shot in Rome and covers the year 1840 through 1863 when the gory Draft Riots happened . It [banner_entry_middle]

was a period of New York City ‘s history when graft and corruption pervaded every echelon of government , the police department included

A fictional drama that was comparatively based on actual historical events and figures with a plot that revolves mainly around retaliation and the disagreement between the gangs that controlled the Bowery and the Five Points region around lower Manhattan , Gangs of New York depicted the conflict and the conspiracies of two chief political parties , Tammany Hall (Democratic based ) and the Native Americans (the Know-Nothing Party ) who used gangs as marshals for plundering public funds as well as to achieve control of the city . The movie ‘s tagline is America was born in the streets

The movie ‘s scriptdid a bit of tweaking with history in to present as many remarkable characters and events as possible but they still managed to do a fairly good job in depicting the prejudice against the Irish immigrants , the Draft riots as well as the setting of New York circa 1860 ‘s that were quite similar to the way the actual events happened themselves . The movie ‘s excellent manipulation of cinematography and the construction of a movie set that was based on the authentic photographs of the real Five Points truly captured the feel and flavor of New York City during the mid-1800

The roles in the movie were either imaginary (these included the likes of Jenny Everdeane played by America ‘s darling , Cameron Diaz , Amsterdon Vallon , portrayed by Titanic star Leo Dicaprio and Priest Vallon depicted by Liam Neeson , or plain adaptation of real people like William Bill the Butcher ‘ Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis , Happy Jack (John C . Reilly , Boss Tweed (Jim Broadbent ) and Monk McGinn (Brendan Gleeson . These four characters (part of the movies ‘ main characters were based on actual people albeit they come about in different eras For example William Cutting who was based on William Poole Bill the Butcher , a real butcher with a shop in Washington Market who lived in New York City from 1832 till Lew Baker murdered him in 1855 . The real William neither had a glass eye decorated with an eagle on it nor did he kill anyone point-blank , he may have hurt a few men though . Guess the movie called for a certain drama to make William entertaining

The other two major characters were Happy Jack and Monk McGinn . Happy Jack ‘s character was based on the real Happy… [banner_entry_footer]

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