History Awesome / GangsOfNewYork

21st Sep '16 9:31:49 AM YT45
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* It's more of an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for [[GeniusBonus anyone who knows the real story of the Draft Riots]], but the telegraph operators mention the mob attacking the Colored Orphans Asylum on 5th Avenue. Though the riot was started by volunteer firemen of "Black Joke" Engine Company 33, Fire Chief John Decker and sixteen men of Engine Company 33 who remained loyal responded to the orphanage and extinguished several fires in the building as the mob assaulted them. Chief Decker even made an impassioned speech to the angry mob to spare the orphanage. When the rioters threatened to lynch Decker, the sixteen Black Joke firemen surrounded him and declared [[YouShallNotPass]] that the mob would only hang the Chief over their dead bodies. Decker and his firefighters wound up being severely beaten by rioters and the orphanage burned to the ground, but the distraction they created allowed the firemen of Engine Company 16 to evacuate 200 black children out the back door or the facility to safety.

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* It's more of an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for [[GeniusBonus anyone who knows the real story of the Draft Riots]], but the telegraph operators mention the mob attacking the Colored Orphans Asylum on 5th Avenue. Though the riot was started by volunteer firemen of "Black Joke" Engine Company 33, Fire Chief John Decker and sixteen men of Engine Company 33 who remained loyal responded to the orphanage and extinguished several fires in the building as the mob assaulted them. Chief Decker even made an impassioned speech to the angry mob to spare the orphanage. When the rioters threatened to lynch Decker, the sixteen Black Joke firemen surrounded him and declared [[YouShallNotPass]] [[YouShallNotPass that the mob would only hang the Chief over their dead bodies.bodies]]. Decker and his firefighters wound up being severely beaten by rioters and the orphanage burned to the ground, but the distraction they created allowed the firemen of Engine Company 16 to evacuate 200 black children out the back door or the facility to safety.
21st Sep '16 9:30:51 AM YT45
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* It's more of an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome for [[GeniusBonus anyone who knows the real story of the Draft Riots]], but the telegraph operators mention the mob attacking the Colored Orphans Asylum on 5th Avenue. Though the riot was started by volunteer firemen of "Black Joke" Engine Company 33, Fire Chief John Decker and sixteen men of Engine Company 33 who remained loyal responded to the orphanage and extinguished several fires in the building as the mob assaulted them. Chief Decker even made an impassioned speech to the angry mob to spare the orphanage. When the rioters threatened to lynch Decker, the sixteen Black Joke firemen surrounded him and declared [[YouShallNotPass]] that the mob would only hang the Chief over their dead bodies. Decker and his firefighters wound up being severely beaten by rioters and the orphanage burned to the ground, but the distraction they created allowed the firemen of Engine Company 16 to evacuate 200 black children out the back door or the facility to safety.
4th Jun '16 6:42:21 PM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8Lu7MRjQs&feature=related The final scene of the movie]], with Amsterdam saying [[spoiler:how life in the city would go on despite the carnage of the Draft Riots. This is followed by a time-lapse of the New York skyline from the 1800s up to the present day]], set to {{U2}}'s epic [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Hands That Built America]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-8Lu7MRjQs&feature=related The final scene of the movie]], with Amsterdam saying [[spoiler:how life in the city would go on despite the carnage of the Draft Riots. This is followed by a time-lapse of the New York skyline from the 1800s up to the present day]], set to {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s epic [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Hands That Built America]]



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - U2's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSGftwq-RVo&feature=related The Hands That Built America]]" at the end. Not to mention an instrumental of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpFNwk77YBQ Signal to Noise]]" by Peter Gabriel during the battle at the beginning.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - U2's Music/{{U2}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSGftwq-RVo&feature=related The Hands That Built America]]" at the end. Not to mention an instrumental of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpFNwk77YBQ Signal to Noise]]" by Peter Gabriel during the battle at the beginning.
14th Mar '16 6:42:54 PM Greystone101
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* At the beginning of the Draft Riots, a rich home is besieged by ax carrying firefighters . What does the patriarch do? Sends the women upstairs and takes on the mob with only ''two guns''. Pretty badass.

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* At the beginning of the Draft Riots, a rich home is besieged by ax carrying firefighters . What does the patriarch do? Sends the women upstairs and takes on the mob with only ''two guns''. Pretty badass.badass.
* YMMV, but after seeing the depravity and cruelty of the Draft Riots, watching the Army move in and showing the mob what ''real'' firepower is.
17th May '15 4:23:03 PM Kalaong
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - U2's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSGftwq-RVo&feature=related The Hands That Built America]]" at the end. Not to mention an instrumental of "Signal to Noise" by Peter Gabriel during the battle at the beginning.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - U2's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSGftwq-RVo&feature=related The Hands That Built America]]" at the end. Not to mention an instrumental of "Signal "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpFNwk77YBQ Signal to Noise" Noise]]" by Peter Gabriel during the battle at the beginning.
16th Jul '14 1:01:03 PM TrollBrutal
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* The entire Draft Riot scene, especially when The Dead Rabbits and the Natives are all set for their final showdown...[[spoiler:[[RocksFallEveryoneDies and instead they get bombarded by cannons and shot by Union soldiers]].]]

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* The entire [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKJ_OOKQVrU Draft Riot scene, scene]], especially when The Dead Rabbits and the Natives are all set for their final showdown...[[spoiler:[[RocksFallEveryoneDies and instead they get bombarded by cannons and shot by Union soldiers]].]]
13th Apr '14 8:44:50 PM redandready45
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* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been stand-out moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tedium of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.

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* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been stand-out moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tedium of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.awesome.
* At the beginning of the Draft Riots, a rich home is besieged by ax carrying firefighters . What does the patriarch do? Sends the women upstairs and takes on the mob with only ''two guns''. Pretty badass.
15th Sep '12 10:42:33 AM HalcyonDayz
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* "Priest" Vallon belligerently unsheathing a sword hidden inside his crucifix in response to Bill's challenge is definitely a standout.

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* "Priest" Vallon belligerently unsheathing a sword hidden inside his crucifix in response to Bill's challenge is definitely a standout.stand-out.



* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been standout moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tedium of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a CMoA for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.

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* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been standout stand-out moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tedium of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a CMoA SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.
15th Aug '12 7:00:33 PM ArchTeryx
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** Even if it's anachronistic for the time period, nothing sets the nightmarish tone for the battle to come quite like "Shimmy She Wobble."
17th Jun '12 3:10:22 AM mzytryck
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* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been standout moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tediousness of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a CMoA for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.

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* It's a minor thing, and words don't really do it justice, but the two occasions when Bill responds to a cheering crowd with a bored royal wave have always been standout moments. The fact that he can make a gesture which is so arrogant and dismissive of the adulation (and even look irritated by the tediousness tedium of it,) and actually ''not'' come across as a pompous SmugSnake in any way is quite remarkable. May be a CMoA for the actor rather than the character, but either way, it's awesome.
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