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How does Scorsese portray New York in Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York and Mean Streets

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Hi Guys i'm new to forums, but have started using them as they're a good source for information. I'm doing a college project on Scorsese and I would like some of your opinions on how Scorsese portrays New York in all ways.

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Well, the way he portrays New York in Taxi Driver and Mean Streets is a crime infested scum bucket. Gangs of New York on the other hand is a period piece about the Irish immigrating to the U.S. during the Civil War. The way New York is portrayed in that film is the same as any U.S. History high school book, full of racial gangs. Since Gangs of New York takes place in 1855, it's quite different then New York in 1969.