Gangs of New York

Write a 2-3 page double-spaced analytical essay about the movie Gangs of New York (2002) (Available on Netflix). Be sure to carefully situate the movie in proper historical and cultural context, and use the following questions to inform your essay:What is historically accurate about the movie (think big picture)?What is wrong with the film, historically speaking?What use might this film have to students and historians of the Civil War era? Why?What did you like/dislike about the film?This is not a summary paper. This is a reaction paper. Feel free to briefly explain the plot of the movie if it provides context to your argument, but a paper that strictly gives a “Spark Notes” version of the movie will be thrown away with no points earned.There is no need to cite anything in this paper. It is mainly opinion based and there is no need to consult outside resources. Please use Garamond or Times New Roman size 12 font. Completion of this paper does NOT guarantee you 10 points! Your paper must be well thought out and sincere in order to get full credit.

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