Scorsese's Gangs of New York: Why Myth Matters

@article{Gilfoyle2003ScorsesesGO,
  title={Scorsese's Gangs of New York: Why Myth Matters},
  author={Timothy J. Gilfoyle},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={620 - 630}
}
  • T. Gilfoyle
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • History
  • Journal of Urban History
MARTIN SCORSESE, dir.; HARVEY WEINSTEIN, ALBERTO GRIMALDI, and MARTIN SCORSESE, prods., Gangs of New York. New York: Miramax Films, 2002, rated R, 2 hours, 44 minutes. MARTIN SCORSESE, et al., Gangs of New York: Making the Movie. New York: Miramax Books, 2002, pp. 228, illustrations, $24.95 paper. HERBERT ASBURY, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld. New York: Knopf, 1928, pp. xvii, 400; reprint, New York: Old Town Books, 1989; reprint, New York: Paragon House, 1990… 

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