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Watch: 30-Minute Documentary 'History Man' About Martin Scorese And Making 'Gangs Of New York'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 22, 2014 at 2:53PM

We're between Martin Scorsese movies at the moment, with "The Wolf Of Wall Street" in the rearview and "Silence" still a ways off, so you might be wondering what you can do in the meantime. Well, you could catch up with the director's list of 39 Foreign Films To See Before You Die, or you could revisit one of his more underrated movies, "Gangs Of New York."
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Gangs Of New York Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio

We're between Martin Scorsese movies at the moment, with "The Wolf Of Wall Street" in the rearview and "Silence" still a ways off, so you might be wondering what you can do in the meantime. Well, you could catch up with the director's list of 39 Foreign Films To See Before You Die, or you could revisit one of his more underrated movies, "Gangs Of New York."

The sprawling (the original cut ran three-and-a-half hours), flawed, but undeniably entertaining movie found Scorsese using the story of the Five Points and Bill The Butcher to tell a grander story about the American immigrant experience. The 2003 BBC4 documentary "History Man" is a 30-minute look at the movie that goes deep, not just into the making of the film, but exploring Scorsese's personal connection to the material and his thematic vision for the final film. It's a must watch for Scorsese heads.

Check it out below and while we're here, what ever happened to that "Gangs Of New York" TV series that was in development? [35MM]

This article is related to: Martin Scorsese, Gangs Of New York


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