Analysis Of Remember The Titans Film Analysis

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On September 29, 2000, A. O. Scott, a journalist for The New York Times, wrote a film review of the movie, “Remember the Titans”. His article, “How the Goal Line Came to Replace the Color Line,” presents a short but detailed analysis of the sport centered movie. “How the Goal Line Came to Replace the Color Line” is an article that is meant for everyone, regardless of race. In fact, Scott implores that viewers of all races will be infused with pride after viewing “Remember the Titans” because it makes viewers reminiscent of great times in history when racial boundaries have been broken. Because of this, I feel that Scott did a great job at making his targeted audience want to watch the film. One of Scott’s main focuses in the article is that …show more content…
I agree that while the film does have some cliché and moments, it portrays those moments unapologetically, and that is what makes this film so compelling to watch! It has events that we have seen before, like the horrific racism in the 19th century and the integration used to try and correct it. However, it portrays those realities in full detail without the sugarcoating that most films when covering the topic of racism. I also support Scott’s analytical statement that implies that due to the candor of the director, Boaz Yakin, and screenplay writer, Allen Howard, the story of the actual events that took place with the T.C. Williams High School Titans of 1971 was …show more content…
He notes that Bertier initially held a hatred toward his black teammates and refused to play, but after the bonding of preseason football camp, Bertier was a changed man. He began to build a brotherhood with his teammates that his friends and family back home just did not seem to understand at first. Eventually, Bertier’s girlfriend and mother understood that racism was wrong as well because of his friendship with Julius. The attitude of the T. C. Williams High School Titans influenced the attitudes of many in the community of Alexandria,

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