History Film / Glory

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).
5th Apr '16 12:02:59 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* HopeSpot: One occurs during the battle to take Fort Wagner [[spoiler:after Colonel Shaw is killed.]] The surviving soldiers attempt to rally themselves, and perform fairly admirably, taking a portion of the wall...[[spoiler:only to then meet even more stiff resistance once they went into the fort.]]

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* HopeSpot: One occurs during the battle to take Fort Wagner [[spoiler:after Colonel Shaw is killed.]] The surviving soldiers attempt to rally themselves, and perform fairly admirably, taking a portion of the wall...[[spoiler:only to then meet even more stiff stiffer resistance once they went into the fort.]]
11th Mar '16 4:05:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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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''''' ''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.
8th Mar '16 10:12:36 PM Maxx_Crowley
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* BadBoss: Montgomery kills one of his soldiers after harassing a white lady. Note that he cared little over the same soldier doing the same to a black woman. Yet he ''also'' blames the white woman for "starting it".

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* BadBoss: Montgomery kills wounds one of his soldiers after harassing a white lady. Note that he cared little over the same soldier doing the same to a black woman. Yet he ''also'' blames the white woman for "starting it".
6th Feb '16 10:31:37 PM Malchus
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** Shaw becoming more distant from Thomas. Even though he gets called out for it, officers should not be too overly familiar and chummy with subordinates since it tends to undermine discipline and may have said officer seen as one who plays favorites. Worse, the subordinate in question may be resented for being the TeachersPet.
5th Feb '16 8:12:54 PM Mdumas43073
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->''We ran away slaves, we came back fighting men!''

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->''We ->''"We ran away slaves, we came back fighting men!''men!"''
5th Feb '16 8:10:08 PM Mdumas43073
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It is based on the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, as told from the point of view of its commanding officer, Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick), during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. The 54th was one of the first formal units of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African-American men (apart from the officers).

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It is based on the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, Army during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, as told from the point of view of its commanding officer, Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick), during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.(Broderick). The 54th was one of the first formal units of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African-American men (apart from the officers).
5th Feb '16 8:09:17 PM Mdumas43073
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It was based on the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army as told from the point of view of its commanding officer, Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick), during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. The 54th was one of the first formal units of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African-American men (apart from the officers).

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It was is based on the true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army Army, as told from the point of view of its commanding officer, Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick), during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. The 54th was one of the first formal units of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African-American men (apart from the officers).
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