The gangs of new york focused on a time of politicalcorruption during a period of massive increase in immigration in new york in this essay i will discuss three themes: immigration, political machines, and bad situations, that helped contribute to corruptions long vibrant history. Against this backdrop of lawlessness, corruption and volatility, martin scorsese's gangs of new york unfolds, following the story of a young irish american, amsterdam vallon the son of the slain and revered irish immigrant leader priest vallon – chief of the dead rabbits gang that was once the rallying point for the irish in the five points–amsterdam returns to his old neighborhood fixated on revenge.
Gangs of new york (2002) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The gangs of new york felt this discord, and the new york city draft riots actually did happen as depicted in the movie this riot was a response to the emancipation proclamation, and it started on july 13, 1863.
The extreme corruption of new york city's tammany hall is most exemplified through the use of the various gangs of the five points as a sort of policing system which was meant to turn out votes and keep down any opposition to the boss, william tweed. Gangs of new york is just perfect entertainment it is an enthralling, bloody, melodramatic epic that more than justifies its two and one half hour running time in gangs director martin scorsese spins another tale of the new york underworld but with a twist.
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.
Tammany hall is prominently featured in the film gangs of new york, with jim broadbent portraying boss tweed tammany hall features as a power-broking group in the 2012 tv series copper , pulling strings behind the scenes in the five points neighborhood of new york city.