Though not primarily offering up anything new in the pantheon of race and sport related movies, Remember The Titans does have so much good going for it. I went through Boot Camp at a time when the military was just integrating and we had southern blacks and whites as well as a mix of races from other parts of the country in my platoon as well as all classes. Of course, in the 70s and racism is still endemic. I enjoyed the two white guys who just kind of matter of factly walked into practice--Sunshine and Louis--who just wanted to play football. The team must learn to love each other despite their skin color, and despite the prejudices of their own friends and family and community. It is a true story about two men who overcome their differences and help an entire town deal with frustration, anger, and mistrust.
I have personal knowledge of the events in that film. Denzel as Coach Boone was remarkable. Even though the movie has a few corny moments and the actors playing the roles as football players look old for high school, these faults are minimal and do not detract from the power of the film. However, the fact that Disney decided to take on the topic at all astounds me. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.
That this film urged me to seek out the story of Bertier is a testament to the power of film, regardless of any sort of sentimental prodding from the film makers. Scroll Down to Get Download Link. Other movies also done by riddlerA but not in 720p. Racial prejudice is the pariah of our society. Well, the bible could probably tell you that. Will Patton is more softspoken and more believable.
He did not take any crap, but I was afraid of losing the position below. This movie insults its audience. As is normally the case with films of this ilk, it quickly comes to pass that certain artistic licence has been taken with the truth. You can stand in Alexandria, look across the Potomac River, and see the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, etc. In 1971 the high schools are integrated and Coach Boone is chosen to become the head coach of the football team while Coach Yoast is demoted to assistant coach.
I probably appreciated it more than most because of my background I connected to the movie. I don't see how anyone can sit down and watch this masterpiece and not enjoy it. All told, the film soars high as an inspirational piece, not only for the mixed race community coming together plot's essential being, but in the crucial tale of one Gerry Bertier. This is just the way Coach Boone made it work. We didn't initiate fights, we tried hard to avoid them, but sometimes they were forced upon us by angry groups of students who roamed the halls and you sure as hell better look out if you didn't cringe to the side and let them pass.
Denzel Washington, as the coach, gave another of his consistently outstanding performances. Prejudice is counterproductive and ugly. El año es visto a través de los ojos del equipo de fútbol donde el hombre contratado para entrenar a entrenador de la escuela hizo Negro sobre negro entrenador muy exitoso. A very young Hayden Panettiere even gets in on the acting greatness in a magnificent role. This movie sort of pretends to rise above it. But my college was cut short when the Korean War began and I was in the service.
Instead we scheduled one black college and several state universities in the mid-west. Washington is masterful as Coach Boone the pivotal role in the film , but even he is matched by the performances of the surrounding cast. The passion displayed on the screen could get Sven Goran Eriksson in the mood. Now all that said, I still enjoyed the film. The epilogue could bring tears to your eyes, as it is so beautifully put.
Rememmber the Titans is a wonderful film, compelling, compassionate, funny and often moving. The problem, of course, is that Hollywood dreck like this becomes gospel to those who have no knowledge of the actual events. If you do know the game, they are too short to be exciting, as you never actually can follow a game in the movie. I think that this movie is incredibly effective and an excellent football movie. With the best athletes from three schools combined into one, there was no beating T. The players were very memorable for me. It didn't take very long for us to become as one unit.
They are both good men who love their players. They are pretty naive, but they are charming. Their are particular inaccuracies in order to make this into more of a film, but I wouldn't call it predictable. Hammond was reduced to a junior high, and its students were sent to Williams. Anyway here is my request - If you can then do it. Williams High School, a now hot bed integrated school, becomes a beacon of unification via their mixed race football team. Helped along by the tenacity and shrewdness of Coach Boone, as well as a friendship with new player Julius Campbell Wood Harris , Bertier and all his teammates face the choice of either coming together or having the whole program fall apart.
Rather than accept moral responsibility to make a film based on real life events reflect the truth, they purposefully pervert it to satisfy their biased fantasy and obliterate the historical record. The football matches are well shot, but not very interesting. Even better was the fact that it is a true story makes it even sweeter. The guy who played Yoast was also good because I had to learn to overcome the prejudices that never knows what he did. With two important family roles nicely portrayed by Hayden Panettiere and Nicole Ari Parker.