1863 Manhattan brought to life in miniatures, to retell the story of the Draft Riots for "Copper" (video)


12 Responses to “1863 Manhattan brought to life in miniatures, to retell the story of the Draft Riots for "Copper" (video)”

  1. BarBarSeven says:

    Gangs of New York… Just saying.

    • EH says:

      Gangs of New York (the movie) put me on Google Maps and Wikipedia for hours to figure out and learn what deal was with the now-historical Five Points. I could use more.

      • BarBarSeven says:

        Oh, I don’t disagree.  I didn’t actually like the movie that much, but I do think it’s yet another example of Martin Scorsese perfecting something in the world of visual storytelling & getting stylistically ripped off yet again.

        Every boxing film after Raging Bull ripped it’s style from Raging Bull.  Ditto with every criminal drama set in 19th century NYC; a nod to Gangs of New York must be made.  Doubt Coppers would have ever gotten to production otherwise.

  2. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    What I am wondering is how the New York Times newspaper got 2 Gatling guns to protect itself from the rioters.


      Not meaning to sound like a gun nut here. Just pointing out how Citizens United and Scalia’s interpretation of the Second Amendment could lead to some weird outcomes. I am involved in what may be a major event at the local Koch office, I’d much rather face the cops than Koch grenadiers.

  3. kmoser says:

    Wow, that was nicely done. Good use of miniatures.

  4. The credits recognize Lori Nix as one of the set designers. I was introduced to her through a previous Boing Boing post by Mark Frauenfelder. Always wonderful work from her.

  5. Atilla McGee says:

    But couldn’t they get an actual American to narrate, ratha than a Brit putting on a half-assed  Ameddican accent?

  6. giantasterisk says:

     The clip stops just before Wallace and Grommit pop out of that trash can.

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