History Film / Glory

19th Feb '17 2:14:09 PM SubjectFive
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** Likewise,after the 54th receives its first shipment of rifles in basic training, Private Jupiter Sharts shows off to the cheering admiration of his fellow soldiers. In response, Col. Shaw gives the private a stern wake-up call about how being a good squirrel hunter and being in combat are leagues apart--by making Sharts reload while he fires a revolver directly behind the man. Sharts panics almost instantly and can't reload. Fast forward to the Battle of James Island; Private Shartz is shown calmly but quickly reloading in an active combat zone while being charged down by a yelling confederate soldier with a bayonet. He finishes reloading just in time to deliver a killshot at point-blank range.
9th Dec '16 9:24:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The looting and burning of the town of Darien, Georgia. Shaw is forced to make a choice between burning the town or refusing to execute the illegal order (which would result in Shaw's being court martial-ed and his soldiers being placed directly under Colonel Montgomery's command). Having previously witnessed Montgomery's lack of restraint and apathy towards the welfare of the men in his "contraband regiment", Shaw chooses the former option.

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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The looting and burning of the town of Darien, Georgia. Shaw is forced to make a choice between burning the town or refusing to execute the illegal order (which would result in Shaw's being court martial-ed and his soldiers being placed directly under Colonel Montgomery's command). Having previously witnessed Montgomery's lack of restraint and apathy towards the welfare of the men in his "contraband regiment", Shaw reluctantly chooses the former option.
21st Oct '16 9:41:54 AM JamesAustin
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''Glory'' is a 1989 war drama film, directed by Edward Zwick and featuring an ensemble cast including Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/DenzelWashington, Cary Elwes, Creator/MorganFreeman, and Creator/AndreBraugher.

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''Glory'' is a 1989 war drama film, directed by Edward Zwick Creator/EdwardZwick and featuring an ensemble cast including Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/DenzelWashington, Cary Elwes, Creator/MorganFreeman, and Creator/AndreBraugher.
18th Jul '16 4:57:31 PM bt8257
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* YourHeadAsplode: The officer in front of Shaw in the Battle of Antietam, after he takes a direct hit from artillery.

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* YourHeadAsplode: YourHeadASplode: The officer in front of Shaw in the Battle of Antietam, after he takes a direct hit from artillery.
18th Jul '16 4:56:56 PM bt8257
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* TookALevelInJerkAss: How Colonel Shaw seems to treat Thomas, one of his friends from before the war. Major Forbes even [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on this at times.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: TookALevelInJerkass: How Colonel Shaw seems to treat Thomas, one of his friends from before the war. Major Forbes even [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out]] on this at times.
29th Jun '16 3:04:19 PM Wyldchyld
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* WarIsGlorious: Played straight, as [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin the title suggests]], but not portrayed as incompatible with WarIsHell.

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* WarIsGlorious: Played straight, as [[WhatItSaysOnTheTin the title suggests]], but not portrayed as incompatible with WarIsHell.
26th May '16 10:02:57 AM Nylsa
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* GeniusBonus: Viewers familiar with the period immediately before the Civil War will know what to expect when it is mentioned that Colonel Montgomery is from Kansas. Kansas Territory had been the site of a decade-long series of armed clashes between pro-slavery and abolitionist settlers known as "Bleeding Kansas", largely considered a prelude to the Civil War.
26th Apr '16 9:06:29 PM Ohio9
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Although the 54th proves themselves in combat and earns the respect of other units, the film ends with them being repulsed in a failed assault on a Confederate Fortress, with the unit suffering heavy casaulties, including the death of Colonel Shaw and several other main characters]]
26th Apr '16 9:05:20 PM Ohio9
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Although the 54th proves themselves in combat and earns the respect of other units, the film ends with them being repulsed in a failed assault on a Confederate Fortress, with the unit suffering heavy casaulties, including the death of Colonel Shaw and several other main characters]]
24th Apr '16 9:09:08 PM Graywand2
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* StereotypeFlip: Several characters defy the stereotypes of the day. Thomas Searles, a Black man from Boston, might be the most formally educated man in the regiment. You have the white officers, notably Shaw, who are almost totally free of racial bias (not all of them are like this). Even the old black sergeant Major, played by Creator/MorganFreeman, surprises a white Union officer when he demonstrates that he actually can, in fact, sign his own name (at that point in history, most Blacks didn't even know the alphabet, as the movie shows).

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* StereotypeFlip: Several characters defy the stereotypes of the day. Thomas Searles, a Black man from Boston, might be the most formally educated man in the regiment. You have the white officers, notably Shaw, who are almost totally free of racial bias (not all of them are like this). Even the old black sergeant Major, played by Creator/MorganFreeman, surprises a white Union officer when he demonstrates that he actually can, in fact, sign his own name (at that point in history, most Blacks Southern blacks didn't even know the alphabet, as the movie shows).
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