What follows is a sharp little encounter at James Island, South Carolina. It also speaks well of race relations in that time. Although it was widely believed at the time that blacks would not make good soldiers and would not submit to discipline under fire, the 54th figured in one of the bloodiest actions of the war, an uphill attack across muddy terrain against a Confederate fort in Charleston, S. Thomas, timid and bookish, must gain mental toughness. I found no evidence the unit was deprived of shoes by the quartermaster although the general theme of neglect feels genuine.
A runaway slave like Trip would have been a rare exception. A double dose of cliché came with Trip and Thomas coming to respect each other and the antagonistic white unit learning to respect the 54 th. These men are proud to be soldiers, proud to wear the uniform and also too proud to accept the racism they see all around them, as when a decision is made to pay black troops less than white. The prelude to the attack on Ft. The attack was almost suicidal, particularly given the battlefield strategies of the day, which involved disciplining troops to keep on marching into withering fire.
Parents need to know that Glory is a 1989 movie about the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first all-African-American volunteer company to fight in the Civil War. . They all quit and go home. I vaguely remember her saying something about one of the movies being a slight bit, well, gruesomely horrifying. Matthew Broderick delivers a noteworthy performance in the role of Col. When offered the command, Shaw accepts, and convinces his best friend, Major Cabot Forbes Cary Elwes , to join him.
In fact, Andrew had to send recruiters throughout the North. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. They want to know why they should be paid less money for the same work. This was the movie that put Denzel Washington on the map as one of the greatest american actors. Special features include: a virtual civil war battlefield, interactive map, The Voice Of Glory feature, The True Story Continues documentary, the making of Glory, director's commentary, and deleted scenes. Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. They have completely worn-out their old shoes, and their feet are in a ghastly, disastrous state.
Whites will only respect black soldiers if they are blooded. The Chicago Sun-Times, January 12, 1990 Howe, Desson. So, in the end, Shaw and the 54th found the glory they were seeking. Soldiers are shown firing rifles and fighting and killing with bayonets. Shaw did have a premonition of death.
Shaw realizes that supplies are being denied to his soldiers because of their race. On the other end of the spectrum is Jihmi Kennedy who had the only significant role of his aborted career. Finally, James Horner's score is a nearly perfect accompaniment to the visuals. Three that I can think of are: The Dead Poets Society, Dances With Wolves, and Glory. From the very beginning he is very serious and strict in his move towards training the regiment and highlights the importance of alertness, momentum and endurance. The main characters in the movie eventually died and the dramatic music starts playing and everybody is getting sad and so on.
From the camps to the costumes Glory captures the aura of battle. General George Strong informs Shaw of a major campaign to secure a foothold at Charleston Harbor. The depiction of volleys followed by a bayonet charge and then hand-to-hand was typical of Civil War combat. Ante up and kick in like men. Broderick became Robert Gould Shaw for this film, and eerily, he looks very very much like Shaw. Then, as now, the majority of the people ignored the naysaye.
Why should they be paid less for the same work? Tripp lifts the flag, rallying the soldiers to continue, but he too is soon shot dead. An amputation takes place in the background. For this paper I have chosen to review the Civil War based movie named Glory. Forbes and Shaw in the War of the Facial Hair Shaw will have to grow into his leadership role and is uncomfortably aware of this. The 54 th was paired with the 2 nd South Carolina Volunteers under Col.
Morgan Freeman took a pay cut to appear in the movie because he was determined to be a part of the enhancing of African-American history. Eventually, however, Shaw convinces the army to use the Massachusetts 54th in combat, and, after winning a skirmish, they become the vanguard for an attack on the seemingly impregnable Fort Wagner. Shaw accepts a promotion to colonel commanding the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first all-black regiments in the Union Army. The movie depicts how the black soldier went to war and found glory for their race. Ebert points out that a white man is cast as the lead role when the movie is essentially about a black experience.
During the battle, Thomas is wounded but saves Trip, finally earning the respect of the former slave. It is based on the true story about Texas Western's coach Don Haskins who was the first coach to start an all-black line up for his basketball team. My Dad who passed away when I was 14 was very interested in the arts for a businessman. The beach waves were crashing and seagulls flying around like a bunch of wanderers. Into the battle, the soldiers from both sides were dying everywhere. He hates all white people, Confederates most of all. Would the black man get treated with equality in the mil … itary and civilian life? As the corpses are buried in a mass grave, Shaw and Trip's bodies fall next to each other.