Movie Analysis : ' Remember The Titans ' Essay
Georgian Court University Remember the Titans is a film based on a true story about the integration of an all Black school into an all White school in the 1970’s in Alexandria, Virginia. When the school board decides to make an African American man head coach of the football team, tensions rise between the White students and the Black students, as well as the members of the community. There are many examples of cultural differences seen in this film that are still relatable to our world today.
Prejudice is a concept seen consistently in Remember the Titans. Prejudice is a attitude or judgment conceived about an individual or group without any prior knowledge about that group or direct cause for judgment. This is seen almost immediately in the beginning of the film when the football players return to Coach Yoast’s office after there is rioting in the streets and a player named Gerry says he “doesn’t want to play with any of those Black animals” (Yakin, 2000). Gerry is already under the assumption that he doesn’t like the new football players because they are African American, yet he knows nothing about him. This theme of shrewdness develops rather quickly in the film.
Prejudice amongst the White people of Alexandria toward the Black people becomes a constant in Remember the Titans. In the very beginning of the movie, there is a neighbor watching the Boone’s move in and the male specifically says, “Look here…