Remember The Titans ' Enhance Our Understanding Of The World?
The 2000 film ‘Remember the Titans’ directed by Boaz Yakin, has many themes that enhance our understanding of the world. Some of the themes used in this film to demonstrate this argument are racism, change and overcoming challenges in life. Most of us go through these situations in life proving how ‘Remember the Titans’ improves our understanding.
Racism is one of the most recurring themes in ‘Remember the Titans’ since this film is based in 1971 as racism was widely seen then. An example of racism is when Louie sits down at lunch with Julius and his friends. When they see Louie sit with them all their facial expressions are shocked and confused. Louie though, is not bothered with the situation. “Why don’t you go over there and eat with your own people?” referring to the white Americans sitting away from the African Americans, but Louie simply says “I don’t got no people.” The director uses a mid-shot in this scene and also is continually switching to Louie and Julius as they speak, purposely not putting them in the same shot, as showing us they are still not equal to one another.
Another example for racism is the scene when Gerry is leaving to go to the Berg with Julius. Gerry’s mother does not approve of his and Julius’ friendship which is clearly shown in this scene. “Mama just give him a chance.” “I don’t want to give him a chance.” Is what Gerry’s mother says to him, from the stern tone…