Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans
-For generations, Virginia schools have been under segregation, right within sight of the Washington Monument within the nation's capital. One black and one white high school are closed and the students are sent to T.C. Williams High School to integrate. This is the year that a coach who was hired to train the black football team is now head coach to train the white team as well. So he sends them all to a football camp to get them to work together as a team. Based on actual events in 1971,

-Denzel Washington: Coach Herman Boone
-Will Patton: Coach Bill Yoast
-Wood Harris: Julius Capmbell
-Ryan Hurst: Gerry Bertier
-Donald Faison: Petey Jones
-Craig Kirkwood: Jerry 'Rev' Harris
-Ethan Suplee: Louie Lastik
-Kip Pardue: Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass
-Hayden Panettiere: Sheryl Yoast
-Nicole Ari Parker: Carol Boone
-Kate Bowsworth: Emma Hoyt
-Earl Poitier: Blue Stanton
-Ryan Gosling: Alan Bosley
-Burges Jenkins: Ray Budds
-Neal Ghant: Frankie Glascoe

Did You Know?
-In the film, Denzel Washington's character takes them to a Civil War cemetery to talk about race relations. Before this movie, he had acted in a Civil War movie, Glory, playing a soldier in the 54th Massachusetts, the first all black regiment in the American Army
-In the movie, Dr. Day was shown as the school board chairman. Back in the day, Dr. Day was the first black to serve on the Alexandria School Board. He was on the board the year George Washington and Hammond High were merged to achieve integration. The actual school board chairman was Norman Schrott
-The school used for T.C. Williams High School is Druid Hills High School, in DeKalb County, Georgia

My favorite part of a movie sometimes!

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
-Marvin Gaye, Tammy Tarrell
-Love this song!!

Spirit in the Sky
-Norman Greenbaum
-Love this song too!

Spill the Win
-Eric Burdon

"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
House of the Rising Sun
-Frijid Pink

-Shocking Blue

Fire and Rain
-James Taylor
-Love this song

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
-Creedence Clearwater Revival
-Love this song too!

Up Around the Bend
-Creedence Clearwater Revival

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
-The Hollies

Peace Train
-Cat Stevens

Express Yourself
-Charles Wright and the Watts

Act Naturally
-Buck Owens

A Hard Rain's-A-Gonna Fall
-Leon Russell

I Want to take You Higher
-Ike & Tina Turner

-The Temptations

You've Got to Earn It
-The Temptations

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