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Glory (Special Edition) (1989)

2 Ratings: 5.0
Action & Adventure, African American Cinema, and Military & War movie directed by Edward Zwick

One of the very best films about the Civil War, this instant classic from 1989 is also one of the few films to depict the participation of African American soldiers in Civil War combat. Based in part on the booksLay This Laurelby Lincoln Kirstein andOne … see full wiki

Director: Edward Zwick
Genre: War, Action, African American Cinema, Adventure
2 reviews about Glory (Special Edition) (1989)
review by . March 12, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Until I first saw this film about fifteen years ago, I was unaware of the Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry regiment which led the attack on what proved to be an impregnable Fort Wagner (near Charleston) on July 10 and 11, 1863. The all-black, all-volunteer 54th was led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. He was among the 351 killed during the attack, all but 12 of them wearing a blue uniform. Previously, there was a widespread belief among many whites that blacks would never be able to accept military …
review by . February 23, 2001
"Glory" the name says it all. Talent rages across the screen from the terrifying beginning, to its compelling inerts, then its patriotic ending. A film worth buying, and a film worth savoring.
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