History Film / GangsOfNewYork

11th May '18 12:55:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AnachronismStew: While Scorsese definitely did the research, he noted that the film is intended to be more of an "operatic" myth than a documentary; as a result, he felt free to mix and match cooler-sounding elements of various historical accounts that didn't coexist in real life.
** Scorsese says his inspiration came from running into a basement in Little Italy while avoiding a beating, and discovering that the basements of the "modern" buildings built on top of lower Manhattan looked like the catacombs depicted in the film.
** Boss Tweed didn't have any sort of power till 1863, where he had himself appointed as Sheriff (sorry, Monk!) and started extortion to increase his income. It wasn't till after the Civil War that Tweed and the Tammany machine truly started humming.

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* AnachronismStew: While Scorsese definitely did the research, he noted that the film is intended to be more of an "operatic" myth than a documentary; as a result, he felt free to mix and match cooler-sounding elements of various historical accounts that didn't coexist in real life.
** Scorsese says his inspiration came from running into a basement in Little Italy while avoiding a beating, and discovering that the basements
life. The bulk of the "modern" buildings built on top movie's set from 1862-1863 and rolls a decade's worth of lower Manhattan looked like history into that time period.
** The Old Brewery closed in 1852, a decade before
the catacombs depicted film's depiction
** John Schermerhorn died in 1851 of natural causes, rather than being murdered
in the film.
Draft Riots
** Bill backs a Know-Nothing candidate for Sheriff when that party no longer existed in 1863.
** Bill is loosely based on William Poole, who died eight years prior to the movie's events.
** Boss Tweed didn't have any sort of power till until 1863, where he had himself appointed as Sheriff (sorry, Monk!) and started extortion to increase his income. It wasn't till after the Civil War that Tweed and the Tammany machine truly started humming.



* AntiClimax: [[spoiler: The battle between Bill's nativists and Amsterdam's revived Dead Rabbits never happens because the supposed background story overtakes the main story.Contrary to cliche movie logic, the problems of two people really don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.]]
* AntiHero: All the good guys unsurprisingly, even the ever-corrupt Boss Tweed has a brief moment of this.
** Amsterdam, the most decent character, is a Type III with (very) occasional bouts of Type IV in the middle of the film.
* AntiVillain: Averted with Bill. His brutal actions, darkly comedic nature, and warped sense of honor only undermine his feeble PetTheDog moments.

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* AntiClimax: [[spoiler: The battle between Bill's nativists and Amsterdam's revived Dead Rabbits never happens because is effectively canceled with the supposed background story overtakes U.S. military starts shelling the main story.Contrary to cliche movie logic, the problems of two people really don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.city.]]
* AntiHero: All the good guys unsurprisingly, even the ever-corrupt Boss Tweed has Amsterdam is a brief moment of this.
** Amsterdam, the most
hoodlum out for revenge, but he's a decent character, is a Type III with (very) occasional bouts of Type IV in the middle of the film.
person at heart.
* AntiVillain: Averted Amsterdam has a period of flirting with Bill. His brutal actions, darkly comedic nature, and warped sense of honor only undermine his feeble PetTheDog moments.BecomingTheMask when masquerading as Bill's protege.



** RuleOfSymbolism: [=McGloin=] fought for both the Dead Rabbits and Nativists. The irony does not escape either Bill of his fate, being killed by a third party.



* BadassLongcoat: In his stovepipe hat and "duster" coat, Bill looks like the world's dirtiest circus ringmaster.
** Priest Vallon also sports a black one at the beginning of the movie. It stands out against the white snow on the ground.

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* BadassLongcoat: BadassLongcoat:
**
In his stovepipe hat and "duster" coat, Bill looks like the world's dirtiest circus ringmaster.
** Priest Vallon also sports a black one cassock at the beginning of the movie. It stands out against the white snow on the ground.



* BerserkButton: After being shot in the shoulder by a Gaelic-speaking assassin, Bill goes ballistic. "You mother-whoring Irish nigger!....you see this knife! I'm gonna make you speak English with this fucking knife!"
** Later, when Bill is dealing with [[spoiler:Amsterdam's betrayal]], the latter spits blood in Bill's face. Bill goes absolutely livid and unleashes a barrage of headbutts before he continues.



%%* BigBad: Cutting.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[invoked]] In-universe example. The escaped elephant from Barnum's circus during the riots, as Amsterdam and company stop during their march to just stare in bewilderment, providing the final proof that the world really has gone mad.

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%%* * BigBad: Cutting.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[invoked]] In-universe example. The escaped elephant from Barnum's circus during
Bill the riots, as Amsterdam and company stop during their march to just stare in bewilderment, providing the final proof that the world really has gone mad.Butcher is our primary antagonist



* BlackVikings: Chinese people in 1863 New York. Specifically, although there definitely ''were'' some at that point in time, there weren't enough to have their own community. Censuses shows that by 1870, there were still only about 200 Chinese people in New York.

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* BlackVikings: Chinese people in 1863 New York. Specifically, although Although there definitely ''were'' some at that point in time, there weren't enough to have their own community. Censuses shows that by 1870, there were still only about 200 Chinese people in New York.



* BloodlessCarnage: Averted. The gang war in the opening scene leaves the snow-covered ground pink with everyone's blood.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Averted. The gang war in BoomerangBigot: Despite Bill's hatred of Irish immigrants, he seems to have Irish descent. One of the opening scene leaves first things he asks Amsterdam is what part of Ireland he's from. He also gives Priest an Irish benediction as the snow-covered ground pink with everyone's blood.latter is dying.



* BoomerangBigot: The Irish-Catholic [=McGloin=], who joins up with the "Natives" in order to acquire more power on the streets. His alliance with Bill is also heavily influenced by his hatred of blacks. Bill is another example, as he hates the Irish but is of Irish ancestry himself.

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* BoomerangBigot: The Irish-Catholic [=McGloin=], who joins up with the "Natives" in order to acquire more power on the streets. His alliance with Bill is also heavily influenced by his hatred of blacks. Bill is another example, as he hates the Irish but is of Irish ancestry himself.



* TheButcher: Bill.
* ButtMonkey: [=McGloin=] is this to Bill.
--> '''Bill''': "Don't mind him, he used to be an Irishman."

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* TheButcher: Bill.
Bill is literally a butcher by trade as well as a KnifeNut gang leader.
* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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[=McGloin=] is this to Bill.
--> '''Bill''':
Bill, who says, "Don't mind him, he used to be an Irishman."



* CallingMeALogarithm: Subverted when a character asks Amsterdam and his friends if they take exception to being called "fidlam bens"[[note]]someone who resorts to stealing pathetic stuff because he can't steal good stuff[[/note]]. He replies that he might if he knew what it meant. (Now, if he wanted to call him a "chiseler"[[note]]someone who cheats his friends out of money[[/note]], then yes, he is offended.)

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* CallingMeALogarithm: Subverted when a character asks Amsterdam and his friends if they take exception to being called "fidlam bens"[[note]]someone bens," someone who resorts to stealing pathetic stuff because he can't steal good stuff[[/note]].stuff. He replies that he might if he knew what it meant. (Now, if he wanted to call him a "chiseler"[[note]]someone who cheats his friends out of money[[/note]], then yes, he is offended.)



* ColorCodedCharacters: The Natives wear blue sashes while the Irish wear red sashes, like the Bloods and the Crips.
** Partly TruthInTelevision, only in real life it was just a stripe on their pants.

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* ColorCodedCharacters: The Natives wear blue sashes while the Irish wear red sashes, like the Bloods and the Crips.
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sashes. Partly TruthInTelevision, only in real life it was just a stripe on their pants.



* EnemyMine: Nativists and Dead Rabbits can be seen fighting together when the Army attacks New York.
** Considering you have Dead Rabbits in the Nativists (like [=McGloin=]) already, and the fact that despite all his rantings about the Irish, Cutting is a second-generation Irishman himself, it's not surprising.
** [=McGloin=]'s death at the hands of the soldiers enrages a Dead Rabbit into attacking them, despite the fact that he was with the Nativists.

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* EnemyMine: Nativists and Dead Rabbits can be seen fighting together when the Army attacks New York.
** Considering you have Dead Rabbits in the Nativists (like [=McGloin=]) already, and the fact that despite all his rantings about the Irish, Cutting is a second-generation Irishman himself, it's not surprising.
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York. [=McGloin=]'s death at the hands of the soldiers enrages a Dead Rabbit into attacking them, despite the fact that he was with the Nativists.



* FightingIrish: '''''EVERYONE'''''.

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* FightingIrish: '''''EVERYONE'''''.Irish immigrants are more than ready to fight the nativists for their slice of the pie.



* {{Gangsterland}}: Everybody in the Five Points is either in one of the gangs or has been bribed into doing the gangs' bidding. Even priests, missionaries, politicians and rich people are involved with them.
** Even firefighter companies behave like gangs, fighting each other instead of putting out a fire and leaving the fire unattended to sack a house that ISN'T on fire.

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* {{Gangsterland}}: Everybody in the Five Points is either in one of the gangs or has been bribed into doing the gangs' bidding. Even priests, missionaries, politicians and rich people are involved with them.
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them. Even firefighter companies behave like gangs, fighting each other instead of putting out a fire and leaving the fire unattended to sack a house that ISN'T on fire.



* HighHeelFaceTurn: Apparently sleeping with Amsterdam is all it takes to make Jenny turn against the man who cared for her and rescued her from a life of prostitution and misery.
** Various snips of dialog (such as her saying she's been secretly saving up money) imply she'd been looking for a way out for awhile now and merely needed an opportunity and excuse. Perhaps not entirely surprising given Bill's somewhat choleric temperament.

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* HighHeelFaceTurn: Apparently sleeping Jenny sleeps with Amsterdam is all it takes to make Jenny turn and sides with him against the man Bill, who cared for her and had previously rescued her from a life of prostitution and misery.
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misery. Various snips of dialog (such as her saying she's been secretly saving up money) imply she'd been looking for a way out for awhile now and merely needed an opportunity and excuse. Perhaps not entirely surprising given Bill's somewhat choleric temperament.a while now.



* HollywoodHistory: The bulk of the movie's set from 1862-1863 and rolls a decade's worth of history into that time period. Naturally, there are some relatively minor anachronisms. The Old Brewery closed in 1852, a decade before the film's depiction; John Schermerhorn died in 1851 of natural causes, rather than being murdered in the Draft Riots; Bill backs a Know-Nothing candidate for Sheriff when that party no longer existed in 1863. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, Bill is loosely based on William Poole, who died eight years prior to the movie's events.



* {{Hypocrite}}: For all of Bill's talk about honor and traditional laws of combat, his primary method of attack is sneaking up behind his enemy to stab them.
** For that matter, for all his hatred of the Irish, he himself was of Irish descent. In fact, one of the first things he asks Amsterdam is what part of Ireland he's from. He also gives Priest an Irish benediction as the latter is dying.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: {{Hypocrite}}:
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For all of Bill's talk about honor and traditional laws of combat, his primary method of attack is sneaking up behind his enemy to stab them.
** For that matter, for all his hatred of the Irish, he Bill likes to refer to himself was of Irish descent. In fact, one of the first things he asks Amsterdam is what part of Ireland as a "Native American," but as a white man, he's from. He also gives Priest an obviously a descendant of immigrants at some point in his lineage. In fact, he specifically has Irish benediction as the latter is dying.descent, and he seems to harbor [[BoomerangBigot particular disdain for Irish people]].



** It's probably more to do with [[spoiler: everyone knowing Amsterdam betrayed and was spared by Bill rather than the cut on his cheek]]



** Most of Bill's brutal hatred for the Irish is hilarious or hypocritically repugnant considering he is himself of Irish descent. Day-Lewis is a naturalized Irish citizen.



* UsefulNotes/MeltingPot: Lampshaded by Bill watching a black youth dancing on a table.
-->'''Bill:''' Look at that. What in Christ's name is that? Rhythms of the dark continent, thrown into the kettle with an Irish shindig. Stir it around a few times, pour it out as a fine American mess. A jig doing a jig.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Johnny]]. Also, Bill does this to some extent with Priest Vallon at the start of the film when he tells his son not to look away.

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* UsefulNotes/MeltingPot: Lampshaded by Bill watching a black youth dancing on a table.
-->'''Bill:''' Look at that. What in Christ's name is that? Rhythms of the dark continent, thrown into the kettle with an Irish shindig. Stir it around a few times, pour it out as a fine American mess. A jig doing a jig.
* MercyKill:
MercyKill:
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[[spoiler: Johnny]]. Also, Bill does this to some extent with Priest Vallon at the start of the film when he tells his son not to look away.



* PrecisionFStrike: "Heres da ting: I don't give a tuppeny fuck about your moral conundrum you meat-headed shit-sack. ...That's more or less da ting."

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* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
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"Heres da ting: I don't give a tuppeny fuck about your moral conundrum you meat-headed shit-sack. ...That's more or less da ting."



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The fight scenes contain no ramping, slow motion or elaborate choreography and look brutal and bloody. People are punched, stabbed and hacked down, falling over realistically, in probably one of the most accurate depictions of a massive brawl in recent cinema. This may make the fights look ridiculous or overly crude and disgusting compared to the fight choreography and special effects in contemporary films.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: RealityIsUnrealistic:
**
The fight scenes contain no ramping, slow motion or elaborate choreography and look brutal and bloody. People are punched, stabbed and hacked down, falling over realistically, in probably one of the most accurate depictions of a massive brawl in recent cinema. This may make the fights look ridiculous or overly crude and disgusting compared to the fight choreography and special effects in contemporary films.



** There's still a stark difference between how the Five Points look compared to how clean and bright uptown New York looks.



* SophisticatedAsHell: Bill's speaking style: "From which part of that excrementitious isle were your forbears spawned?". Ironically, he couldn't never read too good.
** Bill is also very worldly and stylish. When he kisses the hand of a young Schermerhorn lady, Bill smiles and comments on her perfume, "Mm, Orange Blossom, delicious."
*** And then goes on to deliver a StealthInsult to the girl's father within her hearing; he calls her a peach and says she should have a fine career on the stage, which is apparently a compliment of her looks, but when you consider that actresses were for a long time equated with prostitutes...
* SoundtrackDissonance: The music during the battle between Priest Vallon and Bill Cutting's gangs is a fairly modern synth dance beat.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Bill's speaking style: "From which part of that excrementitious isle were your forbears spawned?". Ironically, he couldn't never read too good.
**
good. Bill is also very worldly and stylish. When he kisses the hand of a young Schermerhorn lady, Bill smiles and comments on her perfume, "Mm, Orange Blossom, delicious."
***
" And then he goes on to deliver a StealthInsult to the girl's father within her hearing; he calls her a peach and says she should have a fine career on the stage, which is apparently a compliment of her looks, but when you consider that actresses were for a long time equated with prostitutes...
* SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance:
**
The music during the battle between Priest Vallon and Bill Cutting's gangs is a fairly modern synth dance beat.



%%* TheTheTitleConfusion

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%%* TheTheTitleConfusion* TheTheTitleConfusion: It's ''Gangs of New York'', not ''The Gangs of New York''



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Bill the Butcher [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Poole was a real person]] and the New York Draft Riots actually did happen. Unfortunately the real Bill the Butcher died in a shooting eight years before the Draft Riots took place. Frighteningly enough, Hellcat Maggie [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellcat_Maggie was a real person too.]]
** The real Bill was also much less dangerous than his fictional counterpart: he apparently never killed anyone.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory:
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Bill the Butcher [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Poole was a real person]] and the New York Draft Riots actually did happen. Unfortunately the person]]. The real Bill the Butcher was also much less dangerous than his fictional counterpart: he apparently never killed anyone. He also died in a shooting eight years before the Draft Riots took place. place.
** The New York Draft Riots actually did happen.
**
Frighteningly enough, Hellcat Maggie [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellcat_Maggie was a real person too.]]
** The real Bill was also much less dangerous than his fictional counterpart: he apparently never killed anyone.
]]



** Tweed, Schermerhorn, Greeley and P.T. Barnum are historical characters-

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** Tweed, Schermerhorn, Greeley and P.T. Barnum are historical characters-characters.
15th Mar '18 11:40:58 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Plot "A" is the whole bunch of Hamlet-esque shenanigans involving Amsterdam Vallon and William Cutting, and the path to them getting in a climactic gang fight for the power of the Five Points and revenge. Plot "B" are the increasing societal disturbances involving the Civil War, Union Army drafting, and the haves stepping on the have-nots. The climax is Plot "B" erupting in the Draft Riots and devastating a good chunk of New York while the gangs go to war finally... [[spoiler:and the "B" Plot pretty much overtakes the "A" Plot because the Army starts massacring people to try to placate the riot, including the aforementioned gangs. Amsterdam manages to get his revenge, but it is by giving Bill a MercyKill, which leaves him feeling pretty empty.]]
15th Mar '18 11:30:39 AM marcoasalazarm
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* DraftDodger: Rich people could pay their way out of being drafted (often by paying someone else to become a soldier in their stead). The poor could not. The Draft Riots occurred because they could not take that anymore, and made it clear by trashing everything they could before being gunned down by the Army.

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* DraftDodger: DraftDodging: Rich people could pay their way out of being drafted (often by paying someone else to become a soldier in their stead). The poor could not. The Draft Riots occurred because they could not take that anymore, and made it clear by trashing everything they could before being gunned down by the Army.
15th Mar '18 11:29:06 AM marcoasalazarm
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* DraftDodger: Rich people could pay their way out of being drafted (often by paying someone else to become a soldier in their stead). The poor could not. The Draft Riots occurred because they could not take that anymore, and made it clear by trashing everything they could before being gunned down by the Army.



* MobWar

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* MobWarMobWar: The Dead Rabbits (and later resurrected Dead Rabbits) vs. Bill's Nativists are a pretty hard-core, tribal version of this. Unusual for representations of this kind of conflict in film, [[RocksFallEveryoneDies it ends with the authorities barging in and massacring (almost) everybody.]]



%%* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: ''Twice'' by Bill.

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%%* * NiceJobBreakingItHerod: ''Twice'' by Bill.Bill. Twice he had a chance to kill Amsterdam before he was a bigger nuisance, knowing perfectly well that he would be incensed by the murder of his father. Twice he does not. [[spoiler:And in the end, he really didn't get to die fighting like he wanted to, but that wasn't Amsterdam's fault.]]



* RocksFallEveryoneDies: The climactic gang fight [[spoiler: is interrupted by the U.S. Navy bombarding New York with cannon fire]].

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* RocksFallEveryoneDies: The climactic gang fight [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is interrupted by the U.S. Navy bombarding New York with cannon fire]].
12th Mar '18 7:24:59 PM nombretomado
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* GenreBusting: Screenwriter Jay Cocks described the film as a "Western from Mars", it's a re-imagining of the past as a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with violent urban street gangs in a context with real menace and violence rather than WestSideStory, and a focus and interest on UrbanSegregation that would make sociologists and anthropologists proud. Scorsese indeed hoped that the film would launch a new genre to replace TheWestern, believing that stories in this landscape will have increasing resonance in the years to come.

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* GenreBusting: Screenwriter Jay Cocks described the film as a "Western from Mars", it's a re-imagining of the past as a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with violent urban street gangs in a context with real menace and violence rather than WestSideStory, ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', and a focus and interest on UrbanSegregation that would make sociologists and anthropologists proud. Scorsese indeed hoped that the film would launch a new genre to replace TheWestern, believing that stories in this landscape will have increasing resonance in the years to come.
6th Mar '18 11:56:05 AM randomtroper89
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** Boss Tweed, too. He ''tries'' to be a MagnificentBastard. In the latter half of the film, he stokes the flames of conflict between Bill Cutting and Amsterdam until the two are driven into a gang war which leaves all his rivals decimated. As a result, he is able to emerge as the uncontested master of New York politics until his downfall in 1871. However, a ''lot'' of his constituency is dead by the movie's end. "We're burying a lot of votes tonight..."
* SoProudOfYou: Bill on Amsterdam in the ''weirdest'' ways. Their relationship is... complicated. See DoesntLikeGuns for one example.

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** Boss Tweed, too. He ''tries'' to be a MagnificentBastard. In the latter half of the film, he stokes the flames of conflict between Bill Cutting and Amsterdam until the two are driven into a gang war which leaves all his rivals decimated. As a result, he is able to emerge as the uncontested master of New York politics until his downfall in 1871. However, a ''lot'' lot of his constituency is dead by the movie's end. "We're burying a lot of votes tonight..."
* SoProudOfYou: Bill on Amsterdam in the ''weirdest'' ways. Their relationship is... complicated. See DoesntLikeGuns for one example.weirdest way, as he approves of him growing up to be WorthyOpponent. Specificaly he appoves when Amsterdam [[DoesntLikeGuns agrees to no guns during the gang duel]].
12th Feb '18 5:02:06 PM nombretomado
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* MoodSwing: A subtle but effective one occurs right during the opening sequence, when young Amsterdam witnesses the Battle of the Points. We see the Priest gathering his "congregation" while rousing folk music plays, they meet the Butcher and his "Natives" in Paradise Square, [[RousingSpeech rousing speech]]es are held, insults are exchanged and the battle ensues while a brooding instrumental rendition of {{Creator/PeterGabriel}}'s "Signal to Noise" plays. At first we get a rather generic battle sequence with a fair bit of BloodlessCarnage, Bill the Butcher seemingly effortlessly cutting through his adversaries, people flying, crashing through windows etc. This however lasts only right until the middle of the sequence, when the song switches to its heavier electronic part and we see ears getting bitten off, people running around with gaping wounds, legs getting cut off and gallons of blood everywhere, culminating in [[spoiler: the Butcher brutally stabbing the Priest]].

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* MoodSwing: A subtle but effective one occurs right during the opening sequence, when young Amsterdam witnesses the Battle of the Points. We see the Priest gathering his "congregation" while rousing folk music plays, they meet the Butcher and his "Natives" in Paradise Square, [[RousingSpeech rousing speech]]es are held, insults are exchanged and the battle ensues while a brooding instrumental rendition of {{Creator/PeterGabriel}}'s Music/PeterGabriel's "Signal to Noise" plays. At first we get a rather generic battle sequence with a fair bit of BloodlessCarnage, Bill the Butcher seemingly effortlessly cutting through his adversaries, people flying, crashing through windows etc. This however lasts only right until the middle of the sequence, when the song switches to its heavier electronic part and we see ears getting bitten off, people running around with gaping wounds, legs getting cut off and gallons of blood everywhere, culminating in [[spoiler: the Butcher brutally stabbing the Priest]].
1st Feb '18 11:05:59 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Bill:''' The Priest and me, we lived by the same principles. It was only faith divided us. He gave me this, you know. That was the finest beating I ever took. My face was pulp, my guts was pierced, and my ribs was all mashed up. And when he came to finish me, I couldn't look him in the eye. He spared me because he wanted me to live in shame. This was a great man. A great man. So I cut out the eye that looked away. Sent it to him wrapped in blue paper. I would have cut 'em both out if I could have fought him blind. Then I rose back up again with a full heart and buried him in his own blood.

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-->'''Bill:''' The Priest and me, we lived by the same principles. It was only faith divided us. He gave me this, you know. That was the finest beating I ever took. My face was pulp, my guts was pierced, and my ribs was all mashed up. And when he came to finish me, I couldn't look him in the eye. He spared me because he wanted me to live in shame. ''(reverently)'' This was a great man. A great man. ''(continues)'' So I cut out the eye that looked away. Sent it to him wrapped in blue paper. I would have cut 'em both out if I could have fought him blind. Then I rose back up again with a full heart and buried him in his own blood.
1st Feb '18 5:28:08 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Hellcat Maggie is such a bizarre character that she ''has'' to be a creation of the movie? Nope. She was a real person, and she really did have [[RealityIsUnrealistic her teeth and nails sharpened to use as weapons.]]
3rd Jan '18 1:50:45 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* SwordCane: Priest Vallon has a sword ''[[BadassPreacher cross.]]''
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