Gerry and Julius were the leaders of their football teams before they integrated. Remember the Titans is a movie based on true events that almost anyone can relate to. He believed in perfection, pushing his athletes to the limit, and being in control. The film is based on the true story of a 1971 high school football team in Virginia during their first year of desegregation. There was uproar among the white players and their parents because their white head coach was being replaced.
The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Access links that explore African-American history and view video clips to hear the real Herman Boone discussing the environment of 1971 when the film is set. Remember the Titans theme analysis Overcoming Racism In the movie, it took the team a lot to overcome their racial differences. Demanding excellence A good leader demands excellence from his team. Briefly describe why they disliked each other so much. This paper will visit several leadership theories and methods from respected sources and compare and contras some situations to current situations experienced.
In a group or a team each individual is relying on one another to perform to a certain level of expectation in order for their team or group to succeed. What was most difficult for the players to accept in the changes the team had to face? Today, you see many schools that have mixed race and where the black and whites bond together as a football team, one example being Holy Cross. Many people overcame a change during this movie. He is willing to give away his hall of fame. The actions of the coaches and the team broke down the barriers that were built up by aggression, disrespect, and segregation. The long time head coach of the team, played by Will Patton, is demoted to assistant coach for the new African American head coach played by Denzel Washington.
Read on for a brief summary of the film and an introduction to major characters. He is further helped by Rev, who tutors and encouraged Louie through song. We must learn to strengthen our weaknesses and obey the rules and regulations of this fraternity. Teamwork and friendship were other themes in the movie, or story as you will. Done through a focus on Connections with the environment , society , reality and family.
Coach Boone: Yes you can. This Learning Guide written by James Frieden and Mary RedClay and was last updated on October 14, 2012. As team leader Gerry had to look inside himself to change his perspective on life and people very early in the movie, as he had to set an example for the rest of his teammates. The coach tells the young men of the battle that was fought on that ground. The Titans become a model of integration for a city in troubled times. African Americans and whites surrounded the shop where the young teenager was killed to protest his death.
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports fil m produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin, and t he film is based on a true story. Everyone in the town thought it would always be that way, until one day news got around town that with the desegregation of the school the football staff would also be affected. They were both so narrow-minded and stubborn which resulted in neither seeing the other side of things. The struggle with education can be clearly seen in the case of Louie Lastik. This clip has some inspirational quotes demonstrating how far the team has come since the start of the film: 'You demanded more from us, you demanded perfection. The players attended a training camp where white and black players do not mix.
These obstacles vary from racism to dealing with death. Before desegregation, people thought it was right and normal for others of different races to be separate, and when someone. All of these events ignite hate, mistrust, and derision for the players and the coaches and results in a confusing environment for teenagers. A good discussion will include the following concepts: It took respect for others, the ability to communicate, the moral courage to change when necessary, and a commitment by the coaches not just to win football games but also to help the players mature. In the small town of Alexandria, Virginia, racial relations were very shaky. We all appear to agree that while the character of.
With this kind of pressure now added to the mix, the team heads into their season. Gerry and Julius developed an amazing friendship built on trust and respect. Remember the Titans is not just another football movie. What is the significance of this exchange between the Bertier character and the character of his mother. In the scene where they begin to leave for the camp they all get on a bus, but you see all the whites on one, and all the blacks on another. These include education, public pressure, and disability.
In the beginning Gerry and Julius would not acknowledge one another, they were like enemies. Unfortunately, the two clash and fights break out. Herman Boone, a black man, is picked to be the head coach of the team which causes uproar with members of the white community. This particular form of prejudices is the most prominent and makes up the foundation of this film. Discussion Questions: After the film has been watched, engage the class in a discussion about the movie. Theme 2: Overcoming Adversity While overcoming racism represents overcoming a form of adversity, there are several other instances of adversity. As desegregations was happening throughout the city of Alexandria racial tensions grew amongst the community.
But his toughness is fair: he treats all his players equally whether they're black or white. Don't make the same mistakes others have. I think that the townspeople acted like every other group of Caucasian people of the time period. Dismayed at the prospect of the students losing their chances at scholarships, Yoast changes his mind and takes up the position of defensive coordinator. These obstacles contribute to a person either finding their identity or adapting to their environment.