I like the way he shows Boone forcing the blacks and whites to get to know one another. Nearby George Washington Junior High School did have some fights and a rock-throwing incident. Williams High itself had been integrated back in 1965. Coach Boone: I don't scratch my head 'til it itches, and I don't dance until I hear some music, I will not be intimidated. If the number isn't changed on offense and the quarterback passes you the ball, a flag is called for passing to an ineligible receiver, regardless of what position you are playing. As a nationally ranked defensive player, Gerry Betier was Alexandria's first high school All-American football player. Coach Yoast: You want to carry your sinful pride to your grave, that's your business, but when your sins endanger on my little girl, it becomes mine.
Day is portrayed as the School Board Chairman. The movie I chose was Remember the Titans. Without this I do not think that the team would have ever come together because they had been raised to hate each other their whole life. Williams Titans really go to camp at Gettysburg College? This did not happen in real life. The way I see it, if these boys can fight a war together, they can play football together. It was later determined that the accident had been caused by a mechanical failure in the motor mount of the Camaro's engine '71 Titans Website.
Once back in the real world, however, some of the old habits return and some rifts between players are reopened. Coach Boone: What is fatigue? They had to stand up for their new knowledge to people that they love and trust. Kate Bosworth has a very small part as Gerry's girlfriend. The movie is about a football team and the Caucasian head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach. Often, his speeches were not about the importance of winning, but about the importance of playing your best.
Did Coach Boone put him out of work, too? All right now, I don't want them to gain another yard. This isn't to say that Coach Boone never gave motivational speeches to his team. His relationship to Will Patton's Coach Yoast was one of the most interesting in the film. Remember the Titans goes so over board with melodrama that Coach Boone even gives a lengthy, melodramatic speech comparing his white and black players to civil war soldiers in battle. One example is the silhouette with Boone the background. The movie begins with an African American head football coach Herman Boone Denzel Washington being hired to replace a white football coach Bill Yoast Will Patton who has decided to move on to other coaching opportunities.
They dominated almost every game that they played, shutting out their opponents in nine of their thirteen games and outscoring them by a margin of 338-38. Is this your team or is this your daddy's team? It helps them to realize how insignificant their problems really are and in this scene the players are standing side by side and not in groups based on colour. Were the Titans often the underdogs, as the film implies? She was created to demonstrate some of the negative traits and beliefs instilled in the youth of that time. There, he took the time to speak to the players about the history of the two races and how we must all get along and stand up for a cause. You crippling them; You crippling them for life.
Be sure to visit the Gerry Bertier Foundation web site at to learn more about Gerry and to discover how you can contribute to spinal cord injury research. The real Coach Bill Yoast left and actor Will Patton right in the film. He told of the blood shed on those grounds that turned the whole area red. Day was the first African-American to serve on Alexandria School Board, and was on the Board in the year George Washington and Hammond High Schools were reorganized, to achieve integration in the schools, the actual School Board Chairman at the time, was Norman Schrott. Sheryl ends up watching game films with Boone instead. The real Gerry Bertier in the decade following the accident.
Racism in the film is overcome by the efforts and open minds of a few that lead the way for the rest of the team and community. The coach tells the young men of the battle that was fought on that ground. There is clear conflict between the two races. He noticed that coach Boon was being. Now, he's a pretty good runner. Why don't you look at your wall and I'll look at mine.
Remember the Titans should have focused more on him and let the uniting of the team play out in the back ground as a result of his efforts and determination. Only 4 of the players are shown running down the street, so obviously many of the white players were not there. Coach Yoast also tells the ref that he'll personally see to it that the ref never works again. We just got transferred here from Huntington Beach, California. Williams High School saw the integration of black and white students when it opened in the fall of 1965, not in 1971. During the two-week training camp in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the black and white team-mates come together and learn to get along.
But what about the blacks? The most critical were wide-angled shots as there were used to shoe both segregation and to show unity in the team. During our investigation into the Remember the Titans true story, we confirmed that Titan quarterback Ronnie Bass did come from California, but portraying him as a long-haired hippie is a bit of an exaggeration. I admired the way the screenplay, by , doesn't make Boone noble and Yoast a racist, but shows them both as ambitious and skilled professionals. An interpersonal conflict is a disagreement between two individuals or subgroups of an organization involving significant resentment and discontent. Bertier: You know, I've been reading on activities for people in wheelchairs and such. In the middle of the time being spent at football camp, Coach Boone wakes the players up at 3 A. And times when Yoast tries to comfort black players who Boone has chewed out, and Boone accuses him of coddling blacks as he would never coddle his fellow whites.