When Col. Robert Gould Shaw took command of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, he likely had no idea how much the men under his command would contribute to the war and to the history of the United States. GLORY tells the story of the forming of this regiment and the struggles they faced as one of the few African American regiments at that point in the Civil War.
All you need is ganas… the desire to succeed. I’d also argue that a math teacher willing to stand up to a defeated educational system, gangs, and heart attacks don’t hurt either. This time we take our seats and add up whether this movie Stands the test of time and still Delivers the goods.
We start by talking about pizza. We end by talking about pizza. In-between that, we talked about the movie Mystic Pizza… but we were thinking of the pizza the whole time. Thick, cheesy pizza…
It was either going to be called “Dangerous Tourists” or “Accidental Liaisons.” Either way, it seemed to work. This week we travel from the mundane day-to-day of a grief-stricken travel writer all the way to the vicious manipulations of the French court in the 18th century. Did we fall in love with these quirky movies or did heads roll?