Black and White Black slavery was one of the most talked about topics back in the mid 1700’s and mid 1800’s; but it was time to move on from this era as an all-black regiment began to join forces with white, high-ranked officers. This movie Glory perfectly portrays how black people, who were once slaves, work with white officers, who would be considered as their masters – once again. Black people were always considered to be in a lower class than white people, but because they are now in one unit, on the same boat, it will be necessary for the two races to forget about colours to achieve a shared goal. Starring two of the few main characters, Matthew Broderick (as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw) and Denzel Washington (as Private Trip), it demonstrates how the relationship between these two characters - along with many other soldiers - start to bond as the plotline progresses. In the beginning of the movie, Shaw was clearly shown to be a character who is afraid of death as he cowardly drops down, covers his head, and pretends to be one of the many dead soldiers while all the others are left out there fighting for their very own life and country; but he was found alive by a gravedigger (Morgan Freeman) who happens to be one the volunteer infantries later on when Colonel Shaw becomes the officer in command of an all-black regiment – the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. At first, Colonel Shaw was a very strict officer to the men, as he didn’t care about them just like any of the other officers since he thought that they were simply black people used as manual labor force. Colonel Shaw does not find the way he treats the black soldiers unfair until Major Forbes questions him as to “why [he treats] the men this way [?]” Trip, on the other hand, is a very conflicting character with not only Colonel Shaw, but also many other soldiers. The night after Private Thomas Searles was hit by Sergeant Mulcahy, Trip already expresses his hate towards Shaw when he says, “[Shaw’s] a weak white boy, and beatin’ on a nigger make him feel stronger” to his roommates. Both Shaw and Trip were selfish in their own ways until they realized that they are on the same boat. Trip went deserting one night, and was caught; but Shaw and the higher-ranking officers did not know what his objective was until Sergeant Rawlins told Shaw that “[he] ran off to find him some shoes” after he had been whipped, as a punishment, in front of the other soldiers. Later on, he then sees that these men are no longer slaves but true soldiers who want to fight, and he gives them the respect that they deserve and earn. As a result of this, Shaw decides to go to the quartermaster’s office to request six hundred pair of shoes; although he says that “[he doesn’t] have any,” Shaw knows that he is just not giving them out to the soldiers simply because they are black. Because “[they] are a coloured regiment, [they] will be paid $10 a month,” this caused the soldiers to rather not take the money until they are paid an equal amount as the white soldiers; and since Shaw saw all this happen, he announces to everyone that “if you men will take no pay, then none of us will.” Although “casualties in the leading…
Movie review for Dances with Wolves
The movie Dances with Wolves is about the struggles between the Indians who lived on the land and the white man who is set on taking over the West. Kevin Costner plays a Union Army lieutenant, John Dunbar, who after attempting to kill himself was made a hero. He then chooses to go west and be stationed at the abandoned Fort Sedgwick. He eventually has a run in with a holy man of a native Sioux Indian tribe.
After a few brief, not so positive, encounters he…
24 September 2013
How God helped America
The Light and the Glory is about the United States Constitution that has been the longest lasting government in all history. In 1620 the Pilgrims sailed from Holland and set out for America. 10 years later they were followed by the Puritans. The Puritans and the Pilgrims experienced bad incounters which forced their belief on God. There was only a tiny bit to eat and all they had for shelter was log cabin…
seem all right to some, but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance, I myself don't like it."
-Robert Gould Shaw
The film "Glory" directed by Edward Zwick and produced by Freddie Fields in 1989, gave us insight on the slave aspect of the Civil War. It was filmed mostly in Georgia, but also in Massachusetts.
In early February of 1863, abolitionist Governor John A. Andrew of…
miller is very active in the making of these movies. He also directed the making of a comic book movie himself called The spirit. All the movies he is involved with involve a green screen making his unique style very apparent to the viewer right from the start of the movie to the end.
A green screen movie is a movie that is composed of entirely chroma key shots and the all put together to create a movie. A chroma key shot is when a shot is filmed in front of a large background that is usually green…
‘prove’ men to be of the faster, stronger and ultimately
superior gender. However, women are seemingly making a comeback as their rate of improvement,
progression and development start to steal the spotlight. Will women finally get to steal the glory the men
have been luxuriating in ever since
Domains and Ranges of men and women’s data regarding the Olympic records
Domain: x≥ 1
Domain: x≥ 1
Range: 10.3≥ y
Range: 11.9 ≥ y
The Domain of my linear function for both the men and…
Movie Review: Gone With The Wind
The movie gone with the wind was a very good movie however there were some historical inaccuracies. Such as, Gerald O'Hara announces the surrender of General Lee in the movie. He tells everyone the war has ended, but what actually happened was, the surrender of Lee's Army did not affect Georgia. The troops in Georgia didn't surrender until a month later. The Civil War actually ended with the surrender of General Kirby Smith at Galveston, Texas in 1865.
Some of the…
Through the aid of film one is able to delve deeper into a particular moment in time. Without the use of cinematographic techniques the nuances of a certain instance, such as the relationship between individuals or the emphasis of a certain item, are lost. In Edward Zwick’s film Glory, produced in 1989, Zwick is able to portray the dynamics between characters through the use of numerous cinematic techniques. For example in one of the finial scenes of the movie during Colonel…
8 December 2014
1. In the movie Captain Robert Shaw is promoted to Colonel to lead the 54th Massachusetts regiment. He is white officer, as are the other commanding officers that train and instruct the regiment. Robert Shaw is promoted to Colonel to lead the 54th Massachusetts regiment. He is white officer, as are all the other commanding officers that train and instruct the regiment. This is the first you see the hierarchical differences emerge…
Dr. Lionel Crews
Scholars Program Movie Class
4 December 2014
Primer is a science fiction movie that deals with the popular themes of technology and time travel. The movie begins with a scene of four men working together with technology in a garage. These men work in a large technology firm during the day and try to make extra money on the side at night to produce products of their own. From the first scene, it is obvious that there is a divide among the friends and that there…
Business for the Glory of God
By: Wayne Grudem
October 10, 2011
Business for the Glory of God
Wayne Grudem wrote the book ‘Business for the Glory of God,’ this book is based on biblical teachings. The book discusses issues such as ownership, productivity, employment, commercial transactions, profit, money, inequality of possessions, competition, borrowing and lending, attitudes of heart and effect on world poverty from a biblical standpoint, each are “fundamentally…