Glory is one of my all-time favorite movies ever made. It boasts an amazing cast to include Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, and Denzel Washington, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Trip. The story itself has been derived from the personal journals of Col. Robert Gould Shaw (played by Broderick in the film) and the historical records from the Civil War. Director Edward Zwick tells the inspiring story of the 54th Massachusetts infantry, which engaged in key Civil War battles as they exemplified the best of the United States as mighty men of valor and color.
The following scene is both powerful and stirring as two soldiers give their words of encouragement and gratitude for fighting alongside each other within the 54th Massachusetts infantry. Zwick’s movie is a masterpiece, and this scene is a perfect example of performances and direction blending seemlessly.