Monday, January 16, 2006

Feels Like Hoosiers, Looks Like Remember the Titans: Great Movie!

Went to see Glory Road today, and was very encouraged. For those who have not heard of it, it is the story of Texas Western, which beat the University of Kentucky for the NCAA basketball championship in 1966, and were the first team to start 5 black players in the championship game. I think that they did some things really well in terms of race - there is a very raw locker room scene where black and white players get really honest and express what they feel; they show the cost of being a culture-crosser on each side of the color line. I also think that they treated Adolph Rupp and the University of Kentucky very fairly and did not make them appear overly racist. Of course the movie has a happy ending, which is what I really want when I go to the theatre to check out for a while. And the basketball footage was very well done. I really hope that lots of people go out to see this movie; if you liked Remember the Titans, you will like this one as well.

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