The staging and choreography are mediocre at best. Unfortunately, as most Hollywood films go not all of the storyline is correct; apparently Col. You're not in your seat watching the film--you feel like you're there! That latter actor, incidentally, wanted so badly to be a part of the film that he offered to work for free! In a military hospital, the screams of the wounded are graphic, including one soldier heard begging doctors not to cut him anymore. This is surprising because one would tend to believe they would never look for other masters or commanders. That is what proved to the white regiments looking on that the black soldiers were worthy of battle. Their fighting was to stand up.
Maltin, 411 There are many elements that contribute to the success of a film. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw Matthew Broderick finds himself overwhelmed with the responsibility of getting the men up to the task but at times finds himself doubting his abilities. Why should they be paid less for the same work? Not only do the African-Americans have to deal with their struggle, the main character Robert Gould Shaw played by Broderick must overcome pressures from the well-to-do circles he runs in and those that question his motives. The production values to 'Glory' were extremely well done in all areas. Although the American Civil War is often referred to as the war to free the slaves, it had never occurred to Jarre - or, apparently, to very many others - that blacks themselves fought in the war. A soldier found guilty of attempted desertion is shown being whipped on the back; when he removes his shirt, his back is covered in the scars of previous whippings from when he was a slave.
Shaw is doggedly determined to prove himself, and other than one or two overlong speeches, Broderick does a marvelous job despite a ridiculous Boston accent portraying this heroic figure. The book expands on how the 54th Massachusetts developed as battle-ready soldiers. Broderick, Freeman, and Washington, along with a stellar cast play it faultlessly. He is a victim of prejudice, but still carries his own as a man. The battle scenes are spectacular, with the final assault on Fort Wagner one of the most heart-pounding action scenes in any war movie. In their first battle at , the 54th successfully defeats a Confederate attack that had routed other units. He plays Shaw just right, not too understated and not too over the top.
Glory brings the issues of the time - slavery, freedom and sacrifice - down to human scale. It does something very few movies movies do. Hamildon mixes his longing for glory under the hat of ultimate patriotism to the empire, whereas Dunne wants only to lead a life of respect and sees happiness for those who owns countless shelves of inanimate belongings. The dates and the places that were stated or used throughout the movie were accurate. The movie demonstrates the racial inequity that can be found in our judicial system through the impressive acting by Denzel Washington and the direction of Norman Jewison. Who didn't feel uplifted when the 54th cuts down the Confederate cavalry charge which foolishly thought it would be no problem to break the lines of an inexperienced -and black- regiment? Attempting to encourage his men, Shaw is killed.
It is up to the troops themselves to convince him they can fight - and along the way they also gently provide him with some insights into race and into human nature, a century before the flowering of the civil rights movement. At first, it seems like Shaw is a bit hesitant but he soon agrees. It won many other awards from, among others, the , the , the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the , and the. The movie is based on the true story of Daniel Ruttiger, but was also known as Rudy among his family and friends. Later on , join other African-American soldiers an utter all-star-cast : Morgan Freeman , Denzel Washington and a tough Sergeant Major Mulcahy John Finn. Black soldiers found in a Union uniform will be as well as their white officers. Kills me every time, those eyes of his, staring at Col.
The Blu-ray disc version of the film was released on June 2, 2009. The score by the wunderkind James Horner is Majesty in every literary definition of the word. He can carry a movie like few others can. Broderick though a bit young-looking gives a wonderful performance. Cary Elwes The Princess Bride, Kiss the Girls is his second in command. . Although he has grown up and still retained his abolitionist opinions, he still has doubts about the capability of black troops.
Shaw himself is only in his twenties, but is forced to become the leader of some 700 men, most of them older than him, and train them to be good fighters. This is a very emotional film to watch. I've watched the widescreen version first and the fullscreen version twice reason later. They didn't just die for their country or their rights, but for their own personal honors and faiths as human beings who are deserved of dignity. Edward Zwick created a masterpiece, which, in any other year, would have swept most of the major awards.
They did not have this right for a long time, so it was a glorious moment when they were finally allowed to have this honor. The actors are in one word, brilliant. From the subtle ache of a single horn to the swelling of the Harlem Boys' Choir and their keening voices that beg us to remember forever. Shaw volunteers the 54th to lead the attack. He watches out for the others.
New York Film Critics Circle. The edition of the film was released in the United States on January 20, 1998. In the movie, Glory there are so many memorable moments, you could write a book about them. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Perhaps one answer is that the significance of the 54th was the way in which it changed white perceptions of black soldiers changed them slowly enough, to be sure, that the Vietnam War was the first in American history in which troops were not largely segregated. From the sound track by James Horner and the singing of the Harlem Boys Choir to the acting of Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and the rest of the cast, this movie was most excellent and outstanding. The climax of the movie is fairly accurately represented.