Analysis Of The Movie ' The Titans ' Essay

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A football field may be an exciting place where touchdowns are scored and games are won and plays are made, however from the eyes of a football player the field goes much deeper than that. As a former football player I can tell you that on that field, we are not a team, we are a family. Some of us hate each other and some of us are best friends, but when the game stands tall we are brothers. The movie that most accurately displays this brotherly bond regarding football players is Remember the Titans. When two schools integrated racially there was a great deal of conflict between the black and white students especially on the football team. This masterpiece of cinema shows how when two races put aside their differences anything is possible. With its fascinating story, great acting and special effects, and the themes of brotherhood and unity despite race, Remember the Titans proved to its audience to be the paramount film of all time. The true story begins in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971, and the Virginia school board had ordered the integration of a black school and a white school. There was a major conflict among the parents, teachers, and students due to the south still being a racist place, although the story focuses mainly on the football team. Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), a black coach from North Carolina, had been hired to replace the current coach, Bill Yoast (Will Patton). The families of the white football players and the players themselves are infuriated that…

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