History Awesome / GangsOfNewYork

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.
10th Feb '12 7:25:35 PM Surenity
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** The authentic tunes from the era they got on the soundtrack were awesome as well, such as "New York Girls" and "Paddy's Lament".
10th Feb '12 3:13:07 PM 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.
3rd Oct '11 8:39:13 AM Eegah
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** Scorsese also said in an interview that they considered removing the World Trade Center at the end of the montage, but elected not to as it's about the city being built, not being torn down.
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