History YMMV / GangsOfNewYork

21st May '17 11:14:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Out of the 5 actors nominated for the Best Actor Oscar that year, Daniel Day-Lewis was the one who received the most prior awards for his performance, winning ''several'' awards (including the BAFTA and the SAG). Coming into Oscar night, Day-Lewis was the likely favorite, and yet he didn't win.(Though as he lost to Creator/AdrienBrody in ''Film/ThePianist'', the loss is justified.)

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** Out of the 5 actors nominated for the Best Actor Oscar that year, Daniel Day-Lewis Creator/DanielDayLewis was the one who received the most prior awards for his performance, winning ''several'' awards (including the BAFTA and the SAG). Coming into Oscar night, Day-Lewis was the likely favorite, and yet he didn't win.(Though as he lost to Creator/AdrienBrody in ''Film/ThePianist'', the loss is justified.)



* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of the anti-immigrant viewpoints of Bill's gang and the Know-Nothing Party are eerily similar to anti-immigration rhetoric in America today. Martin Scorsese himself noted this [[https://www.channel4.com/news/full-martin-scorsese-interview-on-trump-and-the-pope in an interview]] after Creator/DonaldTrump won the 2016 election:

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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of the anti-immigrant viewpoints of Bill's gang and the Know-Nothing Party are eerily similar to anti-immigration rhetoric in America today. Martin Scorsese Creator/MartinScorsese himself noted this [[https://www.channel4.com/news/full-martin-scorsese-interview-on-trump-and-the-pope in an interview]] after Creator/DonaldTrump won the 2016 election:



* HilariousInHindsight: Daniel Day-Lewis played UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln in ''Film/{{Lincoln}}''. Extremely hilarious when you think about Bill the Butcher shouting "Down with the Union!" during a performance of ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' and throwing a knife through a picture of Lincoln earlier in the film. Made even funnier with the fact Day-Lewis was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for both roles and won with Lincoln instead of Gangs.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Daniel Day-Lewis Creator/DanielDayLewis played UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln in ''Film/{{Lincoln}}''. Extremely hilarious when you think about Bill the Butcher shouting "Down with the Union!" during a performance of ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' and throwing a knife through a picture of Lincoln earlier in the film. Made even funnier with the fact Day-Lewis was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for both roles and won with Lincoln instead of Gangs.



* LawfulNeutral: Bill "The Butcher" Cutting is definitely this. He's a community leader who cares deeply for his city, country and his American countrymen. He is also a racist, ruthless killer who tries to manipulate the law to his own advantage wherever possible, forging political alliances that benefit him, but he has limits imposed by his principles of honour which he will not bend or stretch at any price.



* {{Narm}}: Amsterdam's narration that the New York of his time was more like "a furnace where a city might someday be forged" comes off as an incredibly contrived and cheesy bit of exposition.

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Amsterdam's narration that the New York of his time was more like "a furnace where a city might someday be forged" comes off as an incredibly contrived and cheesy bit of exposition.



** Daniel Day-Lewis's entire performance as Bill the Butcher is unintentionally funny based just on the sheer absurdity of his over the top accent and behavior. Of course for some that's just NarmCharm.

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** Daniel Day-Lewis's Creator/DanielDayLewis's entire performance as Bill the Butcher is unintentionally funny based just on the sheer absurdity of his over the top accent and behavior. Of course for some that's just NarmCharm.
23rd Feb '17 10:52:32 PM CornwindEvilman
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** Fairly certain this is to show where he gets the idea that he presents to Bill in the next scene when the police break up a boxing match; the dancers are black people who likely couldn't do their dance in the city, ergo the solution is to hold the boxing match outside the city limits as it's only illegal inside the city.
10th Feb '17 3:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The nonfiction book was a famous bestseller in its day and indeed in its year of publication(in the 1920s) created a wave of interest in what was, even then, a bygone era and was highly regarded by the likes of JorgeLuisBorges. Scorsese had wanted to adapt it since the 1970s.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The nonfiction book was a famous bestseller in its day and indeed in its year of publication(in the 1920s) created a wave of interest in what was, even then, a bygone era and was highly regarded by the likes of JorgeLuisBorges.Creator/JorgeLuisBorges. Scorsese had wanted to adapt it since the 1970s.
26th Jan '17 4:32:40 PM NWolfman
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** One of the nominations was for "Best Original Song" for "The Hands That Built America." It lost to [[Film/8Mile "Lose Yourself,"]] the first hip-hop song to be honored with the award. Hardly a snub.

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** One of Averted with the nominations was nomination for "Best Original Song" for Song": "The Hands That Built America." It America" lost to [[Film/8Mile [[Film/EightMile "Lose Yourself,"]] the first hip-hop song to be honored with the award. Hardly award, which is hardly a snub.
26th Jan '17 4:31:31 PM NWolfman
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** One of the nominations was for "Best Original Song" for "The Hands That Built America." It lost to [[Film/8Mile "Lose Yourself,"]] the first hip-hop song to be honored with the award. Hardly a snub.
2nd Jan '17 1:56:45 PM rafi
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* AdaptationDisplacement: There's a book?
** The nonfiction book was a famous bestseller in its day and indeed in its year of publication(in the 1920s) created a wave of interest in what was, even then, a bygone era and was highly regarded by the likes of JorgeLuisBorges. Scorsese had wanted to adapt it since the 1970s.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: There's a book?
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The nonfiction book was a famous bestseller in its day and indeed in its year of publication(in the 1920s) created a wave of interest in what was, even then, a bygone era and was highly regarded by the likes of JorgeLuisBorges. Scorsese had wanted to adapt it since the 1970s.
12th Dec '16 6:10:22 PM JulianLapostat
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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of the anti-immigrant viewpoints of Bill's gang and the Know-Nothing Party are eerily similar to anti-immigration rhetoric in America today.

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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of the anti-immigrant viewpoints of Bill's gang and the Know-Nothing Party are eerily similar to anti-immigration rhetoric in America today. Martin Scorsese himself noted this [[https://www.channel4.com/news/full-martin-scorsese-interview-on-trump-and-the-pope in an interview]] after Creator/DonaldTrump won the 2016 election:
--> '''Creator/MartinScorsese''': ''Almost like Film/GangsOfNewYork, with Bill the Butcher becoming President...he's a nativist.''
5th Dec '16 11:23:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HilariousInHindsight: Daniel Day-Lewis played Abraham Lincoln in ''Film/{{Lincoln}}''. Extremely hilarious when you think about Bill the Butcher shouting "Down with the Union!" during a performance of ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' and throwing a knife through a picture of Lincoln earlier in the film. Made even funnier with the fact Day-Lewis was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for both roles and won with Lincoln instead of Gangs.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Daniel Day-Lewis played Abraham Lincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln in ''Film/{{Lincoln}}''. Extremely hilarious when you think about Bill the Butcher shouting "Down with the Union!" during a performance of ''[[UncleTomsCabin Uncle Tom's Cabin]]'' and throwing a knife through a picture of Lincoln earlier in the film. Made even funnier with the fact Day-Lewis was nominated for Best Actor Oscars for both roles and won with Lincoln instead of Gangs.
23rd Nov '16 8:52:08 AM EvilKid
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* AntiClimaxBoss: Though the scene itself is climactic to all hell, Bill and Amsterdam trade a little more than a few swipes, then get thrown on their asses by cannon fire. It's ultimately a piece of rebar to the gut that does Bill in, with Amsterdam helping along.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: Though the scene itself is climactic to all hell, Bill and Amsterdam trade a little more than a few swipes, then get thrown on their asses by cannon fire. It's ultimately a [[spoiler:a piece of rebar to the gut gut]] that does Bill in, with Amsterdam helping along.
18th Nov '16 8:36:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Bill Cutting. Not that anyone else in the movie is a good person, but for some reason Bill gets lionized above others due to his {{Badass}} factor.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Bill Cutting. Not that anyone else in the movie is a good person, but for some reason Bill gets lionized above others due to his {{Badass}} badass factor.
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