Last night, I watched that movie. I am doing a research paper on the gangs of New York in the mid- nineteenth century. To get a quick idea about what it was like, my brother-in-law suggested I watch it. What I did NOT expect was a horrifyingly uncivilized version of the now very chic state/city. People can just go around killing each other for no reason, without any punishment. It's crazy! Leonardo DiCaprio was very cute in it though (=
I did enjoy the storyline, though. However, for my paper, I'm not going to be writing about the movie. I have to tell of the scary bloodshed, racism, immigration, and such. Why did I choose this topic...
If you are interested in blood, gore, with a bit of romance and sex, I highly recommend this movie.
It is based on the book, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld by Herbert Asbury.
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