Remember the Titans is a movie based in Virginia during the 1960’s and 1970’s when the South was really into racism. Through the movie a football team goes through the tough choice of having to play with different races. It took a lot of time to get use to play with both black and white members of the team but through time and effort they all start getting use to each other
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Comparatively,by uniting as a community and finding strength in others, we can rebuild our lives despite tragedy and the adversities that may come along.This idea is insightfully expressed by McGinty- Nichol in the film, We are Marshall,where the community of Huntington gathers,praising for the Marshall university football program to continue on despite having no players after the tragic death of the ‘thundering herd’.The diegetic sound of the community shouting together in response to Nate raising his fist “We are Marshall !”Is a meaningful cultural representation as the culture of the community evolves around football and chanting for the team as football is all they have.Additionally,the high-key lighting of the sunlight streaming upon the students as they look up to Nate competently represents that there is hope for the community and used to represent how innocent the people of Huntington were prior to the catastrophe that occurred.Moreover,a high angle point of view shot of Nate’s perspective as he looks down at the people interestingly displays the extensive amount who has come to support the team and are ready to start again.Therefore, people coming for the team reflects the integrity of the town socially which one can relate to as throughout time communities have come to support causes that they believe such as fundraising events.Accordingly,as an audience, we are moved by the meaningful chanting for Marshall University as in our times when we chant for a certain
In the movie Remember the Titans, Coach Boone states, that his players need to be unified together as a team, instead of being separated because of the color of their skin. He does this by using allusion, diction, and a rhetorical question.
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Denzel Washington who played Coach Boone leads the Titans to a successful football season by showing leadership and dedication towards his football players. The movie is about the path and mind of the football players as they are forced to play on an integrated football team. In Oliver Gruner essay, You’re Only as Good as Your Last Game: Remember the Titans Remembers Civil Rights suggests that the “film depicts the struggle for civil rights in the South as an ongoing process, one which is not isolated to a signal narrow historical epoch. Furthermore, this struggle is shown to require the active involvement of both African American and white characters, and thus avoids the singular tales of “white redemption” that are said to have been common to the “civil rights cinema” of the 1980s and 1990s (Leiter, 33)”. But with the help of Coach Boone and the other assistant coaches, the football players realize that hard work and dedication will help change their moral and values in life. Remember the Titans uses sports gerund to illustrate the change of integration and how the football players overcame racism and
However, by the end of the film, we see characters gradually changing their behavior as they gain knowledge of others different than them. Two situations that describe this is the interactions between Coach Yoast and Coach Boone, as well as Julius Campbell and Gerry Bertier. To further explain, at the start of the film Coach Yoast is extremely undermining of Boones authority when he first starts as the new head football coach. Both are exceptionally talented in their field, however Yoast feels his white players are superior to the black players, whereas Boone is devoted to putting aside the injustices regarding the different races, to lead the team to victory and teach valuable lessons to his players. The two butt heads due to racial prejudice when it comes to coaching styles and how to coach the team to victory. However after camp and as the film progresses, you see Yoast beginning to warm up to Boone and begin to realize he knows what he is doing and is capable of doing it. The two coaches eventually but aside their differences and begin working well together as coaches. Some people though in the town, still are not in favor of Boone. For example the chairman of the school board, who informs Yoast just before the semi-finals for state, that he will do whatever it takes for T.C. Williams to take a loss, allowing Yoast to be inducted into the Hall
Director Boaz Yakin is undeviating from this them of change that he portrays through both character development and dialogue. Arguably, coach Boone, starring as the central character in the movie he is unwavering in his position as a roughneck who is strong in his convictions. This is seen by the audience in his numerous collusions with defensive line coach Bill Yoast and players. Both verbally and physically abusive in practices or on the sideline, he commands perfection in exchange for unity in the form of extra practices at longer durations. Usually due to the players continuous self-segregating behavior in living and dining. Yet, his counterpart, coach Yoast is progressive but hesitant in his acceptance of Boone. Considering that he is the all-American coach with preexisting prejudices he has the ability to compromise. As seen in his change from blatant discriminatory rejection to sensible compliance in reference to Boones offer of assistance in coaching the Titans. However, in every instance it is the players that truly make the team a team. From Gerry Bertier, a white team
Violent abuse of the African American race sparked the Civil Rights movement. The movement defined the struggle that people of not only color, but all different walks of life. The integration in schools caused both races to form a realization that they aren’t different through a common interest like football. In Remember the Titans discrimination happens a lot with black students being told to go back home to Africa and during this time of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s and 70’s; this sparked controversy between the adults in this story and were concerned about the future of their kids with these new black families were forced to move into these white neighborhoods during this time. Remember the Titans does indeed depict different forms of hate crimes and racism such as, members of the community racially profiling, people who aren’t extremists, but contribute to the idea of racist beliefs and acts,and people attacking African American families due to forced
Though Remember the Titans contains a heartfelt and genuine message, the movie sacrifices historical accuracy to portray it. Training at Gettysburg, as depicted in the film, was rife with racial tensions and conflicts. Players regularly got into brawls, unofficially segregated lunch tables, and refused to communicate with players of another race. Julius and Gerry 's fight is a prominent example, escalating to the full-on brawl between the team. However, despite the intensity of the player 's prejudice portrayed in the movie, real life tells a different story. According to the original 1971 Titans, there was conflict prevalent during training camp. However, most of the disputes arose from the competitive spirit of the camp- not racial issues
Henri Tajfel (1979) anticipated that the “groups which people belonged to were an important source of pride and self-esteem. Groups give us a sense of social identity: a sense of belonging to the social world.” (McLeod, Social Identity Theory, 2008) Remember the Titans (2000) is an American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. It is a true story which started with the integration of black and white students at T.C. Williams High School in Virginia. However further problems emerge as with tensions high, the well known and loved head coach at the school, Bill Yoast, is replaced by a new black coach, Herman Boone. These true events play out in 1971 when school sports are an important value for the community,
Coach Yoast was demoted by the school board when T.C. Williams was inaugurated. As a result, the Hall of Fame coach started looking at other opportunities. However, his values kept him at T.C. Williams. Yoast shows compassion and loyalty as his key values and is driven by doing the right thing. This is a key difference between a leader and a manager or coach, synthesizes down to management being concerned about efficiency and effectiveness; on the other hand, leadership establishes and motivates people to act (Ashby,2016). The true extent to Yoast’s undeniable leadership rooted in values is when he intentionally loses the Hall of Fame. Coach Yoast is presented with an ultimatum by the voting committee of the Hall of Fame, the white organization wants the Titans to lose the football game and warn Yoast about the events that are about to unfurl. In the Northern Virginia Regional Championship Game, Yoast takes a stronghold against the injustice by confronting the referee and states that he doesn’t care if he also gets dragged through the mud because his values and integrity are greater than his desire for recognition. As a result, Yoast motivates his defense through inspirational communication and as a result the other team is unable to move down the football field for the remainder of the
Remember the Titans is based on a true story, the film is about American sports. In 1971, at the T.C. Williams high school, under the racial integration policy, a black football coach – Herman Boone, is hired to coaching an all white institution’s football team and he replaces the current white coach Yoast to be the new head coach. Yoast felt he was offended by ask him work with a black coach. Boone offered an assistant coaching position to Yoast. At the beginning, Yoast refused Boone’s offer, but reconsidered after the white players said they will leave with him if he does not coaching them. In order to help his players achieve their goals, Yoast changed his mind and accepted the position of assistant coach.
Coach Herman Boone’s leadership styles manifest themselves based on his upbringing which provides a tough exterior. Based on a tough and rough childhood, he has become a civil right activist. The experience and tough background he went through impacts so much on his leadership styles. In his first meeting with coaching staff at Titan, he had the idea and notion that he was not wanted. Throughout the meeting he remained polite and calm despite being pushed back .He portrayed a leadership style of being diplomatic and respectful with a clear agenda which was winning. On becoming head coach he adopts an authoritative approach and seizes control in order to set a tone for the team and staff to follow. He makes it clear that his leadership is a dictatorship and he is the
Throughout her letter, Kyle frequently employs repetition as means of stressing the responsibility the NFL and football had in America. She also describes the repercussions of the NFL neglecting its responsibilities and how America has suffered as a result. According the Kyle, the importance of the NFL in society was to keep the country unified as it brought “different backgrounds, talents, political beliefs and histories as one big team with one big goal..”. As a means of describing this unity that the NFL created, Kyle frequently utilizes the phrases “we”,“together” ,and “team” , to enforce the idea that the NFL wasn’t a discriminatory institution, by any means, and was one of the few places where all members of the country could come together. Through this, Kyle establishes that