Glory Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Glory the Movie

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A rich, historical spectacle chronicling the 54th Massachusetts, the first black volunteer infantry unit in the Civil War. The film manages to artfully focus on both the 54th and their white commander, Robert Gould Shaw. Based on Shaw's letters, the film uses thousands of accurately costumed "living historians" (re-enactors) as extras in this panoramic production. A haunting, bittersweet musical score pervades what finally becomes an anti-war statement. Stunning performances throughout, with exceptional work from Freeman and Washington.

Distribution

Proud to Be...A Black Video Collection, 1235-E East Blvd., Ste. 209, Charlotte, NC 28203, Phone: (704)523-2227

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 122 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Civil War, Big Battles, Great Death Scenes, Anti-War War Movies, African America
Screenplay
Kevin Jarre, Marshall Herskovitz
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, John David (J.D.) Cullum, Bob Gunton, Jane Alexander, Raymond St. Jacques, Cliff DeYoung, Alan North, Jay O. Sanders, Richard Riehle, Ethan Phillips, RonReaco Lee, Peter Michael Goetz
Cinematography
Freddie Francis
Director
Edward Zwick
Music
James Horner
Producer
Pieter Jan Brugge, Freddie Fields, Tri-Star Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1989: Cinematog., Sound, Support. Actor (Washington); Golden Globes 1990: Support. Actor (Washington).

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