History Awesome / GangsOfNewYork

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.
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.
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