Examples of moral courage in films

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by saintpants!, Sep 13, 2009.

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  1. Hi all,

    trying to do a presentation on fighting power and need an example of moral courage in historical warfare and modern (video clips) if you have any ideas let us know

    plus an example of jesus showing v&s would be good too

    cheers in advance!
  2. Glory

    Story of the formation of the first black volunteer company in the US civil war.
  3. Look up 12 O'clock high or the final scene in Attack.
  4. The Cruel Sea: "There are men in the water there..."
  5. The Tuskegee Airmen,
    this is about the first black airmen in the usaf.
  6. Aces High

    WW1 fighter pilots dealing with the stress caused by the incredible rate of attrition.
  7. Das Boot.
    Where the Kapitan tries to get permission to leave the Chief Engineer ashore because he's concerned about his sanity even though he desparately needs him on board. And when the junior engineering rating goes off on one in abject terror and the Kapitan goes for his pistol and almost shoots him for cowardice because he's worried that the terror will spread to the whole crew.
    And when they sneak into a Spanish port, the feelings of the crew regarding the fat (interned) German Navy men who are quite happy to sit the war out in luxury.

    Schindlers list might have a few examples for you too...
  8. Try the scene in 'Platoon' where Chris (Charlie Sheen) stops men in his unit raping young girls.
  9. Cross Of Iron . The " good Germans " are a bit overdone but it's good to see the villain hates the Nazis too
  10. Paths of Glory. Kirk Douglas as a French battalion commander defending his men at court martial, then the scene when he faces up to the brigade commander.

    Other memorable scenes are:

    Against his better judgement, KD being persuaded that the attack on the "Anthill" is feasible

    The patrol (one of the soldiers has been detailed off by the sergeant to settle a family dispute)

    The night in the cells before the executions
  11. thanks all! ill have a look through them see what i can get! need clips around 30-40 secs.

    if anyone knows roughly where these examples are in the movies it will be easier than trawling through hundred of clips in youtube!!

    thanks again
  12. band of brothers - when they are ordered to cross that river and do another recce / prisoner seizing the following night. so Capt Winters tells them to just pretend they've done it, as he doesn't want to risk their lives pointlessly. sort of thing that would have got him court-martialled if it came out.
  13. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    That being in the final days of the war in Europe. It was a very powerful statement and I got the feeling that the sentiment didn't stop at Winters but went fight back up the chain to the man below the person who had ordered the repeat mission.

    But I could be wrong. Maybe it was wishful thinking.