Analysis Of The Movie ' Gangs Of New York '

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Positive Criticism - Warping you into Manhattan’s Five Points, an area in New York City upon which seemed as a place with no law during the mid-19th century. The drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, Gangs of New York, provides us an account of the anarchy that occurred; following the life of a man named Amsterdam, the son of a popular Irish-American leader, Priest Valon. Supported by the extraordinary acting performances by Daniel Day-Lewis (aka Bill the Butcher) and Leonardo DiCaprio (as Amsterdam) the film is a massive achievement.
Scorsese creates a visualization of American’s primitive past, where violence and unrest was frequent in New York at the beginning of the Civil War. This is due to the editing and packaging of the story is filled with the same no-nonsense attitude that is shared with the characters themselves. Fueled by the hostility between the different social-groups who inhabit the Five Points. Every character lives on knives edge the whole film, as the groups live amongst each other in the crowded burrows. Scorsese uses this attitude to elegantly transition between the multiple plot lines within the film. In addition, the attitude gives context to the film, helping the plot lines build on top of each other slowly increasing the tension, adding value to the viewing experience.
Unlike most films today, Gangs of New York, does not use computer generation. The coordination of the film production, is a great achievement…
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