War, History


Director: Edward Zwick CastMatthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Carey Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher, Jihmi Kennedy, John Finn, Donovan Leitch Jr., JD Cullum, Raymond St. Jacques

Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Denzel Washington); Best Cinematography; Best Sound

Also Nominated For: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration; Best Film Editing

I First Saw In: 2015

Synopsis: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer regiment, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Did You Know? At a runtime of 10 minutes, Glory has one of the longest credit rolls in history.

And now a Word from the Guise:
I’m very confused why this film didn’t get a Best Picture nomination but Field of Dreams did; I couldn’t even finish that tripe. Like most war movies, Glory is an account of the gruesome reality of war. Many films glorify it, others condemn it. Glory, however, does neither. Instead, it glorifies the one thing in this world worth fighting for: our freedom. It also serves as a bitter reminder that even those who fight by your side might not be entirely void of prejudice.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233

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