Commentary On The Movie Glory

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I chose the movie “Glory” because it is still my all-time favorite Civil War movie. I enjoy the movie because of the heroic story of the unit and the performances by Denzell Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick. The movie does a good job of addressing the discrimination faced by the 54th Massachusetts as well as their heroic performance at Battery Wagner in July 1863. The movie “Glory” tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became a black regiment fighting for the North in the Civil War. The Regiment was made up of black soldiers – most were Northern freemen; some were escaped slaves. The leader was General Robert Gould Shaw, the son of Boston abolitionists. The men of the 54th Regiment proved themselves worthy of the freedom for which they fought, and the respect of their fellow white soldiers. Like all historical…show more content…
The message I believe it was trying to portray is men, white or black share the same goals, fear, determination and pride. This film I’m sure was made for maximum profits just because of the actors that appeared in it, but this movie was remarkably accurate. When watching a film about history being 100% accurate may not make the movie as enjoyable to viewers, so I believe a lie here or there wouldn’t hurt. Movies are made for entertainment, so if someone wants accuracy then they should watch a documentary. But this movie did a good job staying true to history and the events of its time. This is a great film and won Academy Award for Best Cinematography and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. I would recommend this film to everyone simply because you can feel what the soldiers are feeling. "Glory" isn't about big, noisy battles. It's about the transcendence of the human spirit in the face of bigotry, bad treatment, and almost certain
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