Racism, prejudice, compassion and love is what you get when you break down Remember the Titans. The movie deals with a high school football team that's been integrated and the team has to learn to deal with each other. This is true not just for the players but the coaches as well. They have to overcome huge obstacles dealing with racism and prejudice within the team, school and town.
In Remember the Titans we witness Coach Boone fighting for civil rights, signifying the image of an outsider integrating into a foreign white team as their coach. Director Boaz Yakin, uses techniques to strengthen Coach Boone’s character where the initial hate and disrespect towards him succours the development of a meaningful arc. The disrespect and aggression is employed when a brick is thrown through his house window, threatening him with the derogatory coloured comments calling him “Coach Coon”. The pressure of quitting was not felt and heroically he encompasses the journey with Yakin emphasising Boones evocative discipline and determination forcing integration amongst the segregated football team. This technique is employed when we witness Coach Boone stepping up, pushing equality for the players in a determined strike to stop racial abuse for good. His actions initiate the forced building of friendship and acceptance when he forces both races to get to know and accept each other at the camp. Yakin heightens the themes of overcoming racism when Boone rallies the troops together to support their team mate during a sad time. Instinctively, the implicit segregation is evoked further bringing unity to the team, Coach Boone emerges as a ‘hero’ to both the coloured and white community.
Remember The Titans is a great football movie, and an even better civil rights movie. The movie shows how TC Williams handled desegregation and how the football team brought the community together. When the white players and black players came together for the first time, they did not get along. Coach Herman Boone took the team to a camp, and the players started to get along. When the players went back to school, they experienced the racism all over again. Eventually, the team helped the school and community get over the desegregation.
As the movie progressed and Coach Boone’s vision came together, Coach Yoast slowly but surely began to show more support. Coach Boone’s consistent preaching, that he did not view the team as black and white players, but instead, simply as football players who must form cohesion and take actions not for self, but for team, eventually rubbed off on Coach Yoast. This is where the culture in the coaching staff began to form. Trust also began to build and the three coaches, now more cohesive themselves were able to accomplish much more in order to coach their players much more constructively. By the time the Titans had made it to the championship, all three coaches had put their differences aside, bought in to the vision and culture, and were able to coach their players to victory.
Remember the Titans is a fantastic representation of the true story of how Coach Boone’s and Coach Yoast’s team had reached the top. It is very accurate to the history as well. It also represents racism and stereotypes very well as it shows your race doesn’t matter. First of all the movie makes me feel as I am sharing my feeling with the characters in the movie. Secondly it focuses strongly and mainly on racism and stereotypes comparatively to Hairspray. Lastly it is more enjoyable to watch as a movie.
The movie Remember the Titans is about a school football team in Virginia that had integrated black people into a white school to make a interracial football team. A main theme in the movie was the discrimination of the black boys on the football
Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin, is an inspirational feature film that retells the true story of a high school football team that overcame racism to win the football championship. Set in Virginia during the forced integration of high school districts in the American south, the film explores the idea of racism, friendship and communication in sports through the use of camera shots and angles, props, body language and juxtaposition. Yakin suggests that racist attitudes are the product of ignorance, but can be overcome by communication and friendship through the representation of Gary’s girlfriend, Emma’s change of attitude toward Julius. Yakin’s representation of Coach Boone
The struggle for civil equality is an ongoing war that shatters and has destroyed countless lives since the beginning of history. Differences such as religion, ethnicity, race, gender, disabilities and sexualities are ways we so easily class somebody into a subordinate group and unfortunately still hinder our efforts to rid the internal and external battles against one another for good. Our society has come along way with acceptance with an even longer road ahead of us, but in order to appreciate our current progress in contemporary America, we must be able to understand our history and the multiple identifying the problematic concepts adopted by people who believe we should make people with differences feel inferior. This class, Minority Studies lectured by Professor Bill Johnson, taught me that superiority, stereotyping and the fear of the unknown are the biggest gateways to the multiple types of discrimination one can inflict. Within this class we were able to watch thought provoking clips such as Tim Wise speaking on “White Privilege” and just recently being able to view Remember the Titans, an adaptation of the true story of the 1971 African American high school coach that integrated his football team to an unstoppable unit with acceptance of differences and football championships
Remember the Titans is an exciting film about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. It personifies the power of respect, care and desire to win prevailing over racial prejudice. It showcases how individuals from diversified color, background and culture rose from the occasion and became lifelong friends. The players, Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell, and the coaches, Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, are truly inspiring figures in the film.
In the film ‘Remember the Titans’ directed by Boaz Yakin, the main characters of the Titans are introduced as a group to us in a scene shot in the gymnasium. This scene is when the team first meets the other prospective team members and develop their relationships with each other. Yakin uses this scene to show the tension and intimidation between the two separate teams, especially focusing in on the two coaches (Boone and Yoast) while giving the audience an idea of where their relationship stands. He uses four techniques to create this; blocking, sound effects, camera angles and dialogue do this.
The film “Remember the Titans” is an important film because it focuses on the integration that took place in Alexandria, Virginia at T.C Williams High School. Before 1971, schools in Alexandria were not enforced to integrate. For the first time, a court ruled that three high schools, two Caucasian and one African American must integrate. At the beginning of the film, Sheryl Yoast, the assistant football coach’s daughter narrates that “Up until 1971, there was no race mixing.” In Virginia, while the movie develops, schools continued to be segregated for Caucasians. This disarray was pictured up until the unity through football was occurring. Football is a sport that requires teamwork and determination. If a team can’t get along because
Remember the Titans is directed by Boaz Yakin and stars Denzel Washington as Coach Herman Boone, Will Patton as Bill Yoast, Ryan Hurst as Gerry Bertier, and Wood Harris as Julius Campbell. The movie takes place in 1971, at T.C Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. The high school had recently integrated, where both Americans and African Americans conjoin to the same school. The main social issue in the movie was racism, because the Americans didn’t want to be a part of the same school as the African Americans, but they play on the same football team. They also didn’t want to be coached by Herman Boone, because he was a different race from them and Coach Yoast coached most of the white players. Remember the Titans teaches us we can put our differences aside and work together as a team to achieve a goal.
In the film “Remember the Titans” head coach H. Boone exhibits many perspectives of an effective leader of change. He embraces natural tactics of being Real, Relevant, and Relatable as a way of implementing change amongst these divided young men.
Remember The Titans was a movie that was set in a very hostile time in our country. We were in the middle of what I like to call a civil war. Although there were no battles or gunfights our country was torn in half. There was an issue dealing with race in the United States. The movie, Remember the Titans is based on actual events that occurred in the year 1971. Mainly on the integration of a school called TC Williams High School. When the school was integrated the old football coach, Coach Yoast, was let go and a black coach Herman Boone was hired on. The main plot of this movie is regarding the coaching change in the school and the 1971 football season the TC Williams Titans have.
Remember the Titans, is based on a true story about an African-American coach, Herman Boone, who became the head coach at a newly integrated high school. The movie is surrounding a racially diverse football team at T. C. Williams High School in the town of Alexandria Virginia. The movie Remember the Titans focus on a football team that overcomes racial tension and diversity and eventually adapts to their new environment and unite in society to become a winning football team.