Sunday, January 23, 2011
Part I: Genre and Audience
The movie Remember the Titans falls under the sports genre. The features determining this genre are that this film is based around football. This work might be connected to a similar sports film Coach Carter. Coach Carter is about a coach who coaches a winning basketball team in Richmond. Similar to Coach Carter, Coach Boon encounters problems in racial divides between players. This movie was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. It was created to address the racial divide between people of color (particularly blacks) and whites. This movie was also based on true story of football players Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell. We can tell that the creators wanted to produce a movie that was based on racial segregation and football. The theme of the film is that sports allow humanity to break racial segregation in working together as a team. The target audience is the world, for this film addresses racial segregation, which is a major problem in society. This film addresses the topic of racial segregation well, by describing the relationship between a football team who live in a society of racial segregation.