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Title:
Glory
Author:
Fields, Freddie.
Uniform Title:
Glory (Motion picture)
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Col. Robert Gould Shaw is the 25-year-old white son of Boston abolitionists who volunteers to command the first all-black 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops. Pvt. Trip is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the regiment. After months of tough training and eventual small battle experience, they are lead to glory in their final assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina. Their heroic bravery turned bitter defeat into a symbolic victory that brought recognition to black soldiers and turned the tide of the war. A gripping film about the participation of African American soldiers in Civil War combat.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.

Container artwork varies.

Special features: Blu-ray exclusive: Virutal Civil War battlefield interactive map; "The voices of Glory" featurette; "The true story continues" documentary; "The making of Glory" featurette; director's commentary; deleted scenes. BD-Live enabled.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9781424827626
UPC:
043396160941

043396162891
Format :
Blu-Ray

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Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved have been ignored by history due to racism. Those heroes were the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, headed by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), the son of an influential abolitionist (played by an uncredited Jane Alexander). Despite the fact that the Civil War is ostensibly being fought on their behalf, the black soldiers are denied virtually every privilege and amenity that is matter of course for their white counterparts; as in armies past and future, they are given the most menial and demeaning of tasks. Still, none of the soldiers quit the regiment when given the chance. The unofficial leaders of the group are gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and fugitive slave Trip (Denzel Washington), respectively representing the brains and heart of the organization. The 54th acquit themselves valiantly at Fort Wagner, SC, charging a fortification manned by some 1,000 Confederates. Glory was based on Lincoln Kirstein's Lay This Laurel and Peter Burchard's One Gallant Rush; the latter book was founded on the letters of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the real-life character played by Matthew Broderick. The film won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for co-star Denzel Washington, and additional statuettes for Best Cinematography (Freddie Francis) and Sound Recording. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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