The Gangs of New York: Making the Movie ePUB ¿ Gangs

An excellent Scorcese film with gore, violence, character development Points to the early era of New York when lawlessness reigned Speaks of rival gangs that essentially ran a turf war of bribery, corruption, bartering The essential theme was this was the time of the great immigration to Ellis Island namely the Irish vs the natives those of German Dutch descent who were already settled here An excellent Daniel Day Lewis role w Leo Dicaprio in tow An excellent Scorcese film with gore, violence, character development Points to the early era of New York when lawlessness reigned Speaks of rival gangs that essentially ran a turf war of bribery, corruption, bartering The essential theme was this was the time of the great immigration to Ellis Island namely the Irish vs the natives those of German Dutch descent who were already settled here An excellent Daniel Day Lewis role w Leo Dicaprio in tow Gangs of New York Making the Movie by Martin Scorsese Miramax Books 2002 791.4370 Fantastic sets and costumes made this period piece from New York circa 1844 noteworthy My rating 6 10, finished 9 19 11. Set in the turbulent streets of Lower Manhattan in the mid nineteenth century, Martin Scorsese s Gangs of New York depicts the politically corrupt and volatile social climate of New York during the early years of the Civil War While the North is fighting in the South, the difference between the insular opulence of uptown life and the lawless destitution of those living downtown becomes intolerable Irish immigrants and emancipated slaves add to the swelling numbers of the poor The city is a bomb ready to explode The action unfolds at the Five Points, a notoriously corrupt, gang infested area between New York harbor and lower Broadway, where the native born Protestant Americans and the Irish Catholic immigrants battle for control of the city Amsterdam Vallon played by Leonardo DiCaprio is a young Irish American who has returned to New York, after fifteen years in a house of reform, to seek revenge against Bill the Butcher Daniel Day Lewis , the nativist gang leader who had killed Vallon s father The movie follows Amsterdam as he infiltrates Bill s inner circle, falls in love with Jenny Everdeane Cameron Diaz , a beguiling pickpocket, and fights for the honor of his family and people His personal struggle explodes in tandem with thedraft riots, the most dramatic episode of urban unrest in American historyIncluded in the book are interviews of the principal people involved with the making of the film the director, actors, cinematographer, designers, screenwriters, and producers the complete shooting script a historical introduction by the writer Luc Sante, the film s technical advisor color stills taken during the shooting sketches of the lavish sets and costumes, and a portfolio of behind the scenes photographs taken by Brigitte Lacombe This is an inside look at how an epic movie, one which the director had envisioned for twenty five years, got madeAbout the Author Martin Scorsese Director has directed seventeen feature films among them Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, After Hours, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence, Casino, Kundun, Bringing Out the Dead and several documentaries, most recently Il Mio Viaggio in Italia Inhe founded the Film Foundation with other prominent directors to foster film restoration and preservation and he fights tirelessly for artists rights The Gangs of New York: Making the Movie


About the Author: Martin Scorsese

Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese is an American Academy Award winning film director, writer, and producer Also affectionately known as Marty , he is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won awards from the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America Scorsese is president of the Film Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to film preservation and the prevention of the decaying of motion picture film stock.Scorsese s body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, and the violence endemic in American society Scorsese is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of his era 3 He earned an MFA in film directing from NYU s Tisch School of the Arts.


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