Bill “the butcher” Cutting’s gang of “nativists” have challenged the “dead rabbits” (a gang of mostly Irish immigrants) to a fight to settle once and for all who is the most powerful gang in the area.
For example, in The Gangs of New York, people similar to Cameron Diaz’s character, the accomplished female pickpocket, Gangs like the Dead Rabbit and Bill The Butcher emerged from this society by using violence and theft to survive. Thus politicians took full advantage of this by offering jobs and civil services in return for political favors.
Directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Jay Cocks, Stephen Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan, Gangs of New York is brilliant and intense, with a strong narrative, sharp characterization (Daniel Day-Lewis’s Bill The Butcher is the standout), and a vivid design overall. Admirers of Scorsese will appreciate the director’s typically virtuoso use of camera movement, editing, and music to tell.
As he earns the trust of his hated enemy and argues and flirts with cutpurse-whore Jennie Everdeane, Amsterdam Vallon acquires the training and the courage to take on Bill the Butcher while the war batters the nation and the draft riots fill the streets of New York with blood in 1863.
The film “Gangs of New York” was loosely based on Herbert Asbury’s 1928 book “The Gangs of New York” and starred both Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan, this 2002 gangster film was shot in Rome and covers the year 1840 through 1863 when the gory Draft Riots happened.
Gangs of New York (2002) (movie): In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Discover the latest Discussions, Reviews, Quotes, Theories, Explanations and Analysis of Gangs of New York (2002) below.
Gangs of New York (2002) Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting.
In the movie Gangs of NewYork, Bill the butcher Cutting is very wealthy as he is the leader of the most powerful gang in the glorious Five Points, which are located in the lower half of Manhattan. Marx’s Conflict Theory can be seen in the relationship between Cutting, who acts as the bourgeoisie and the immigrants and families in the area, who can be thought of as the oppressed middle class.