YMMV: Glory

Glory The Film

  • Award Snub: Nominate for 5 Oscars, yet oddly enough, Best Picture wasn't one of them.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Shaw tears his paycheck in half, demonstrating unmistakably whose side he's on.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Just about the entirety of James Horner's score. Highlights include "A Call to Arms", "The Whipping", "Preparations for Battle" and of course "Charging Fort Wagner".
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: In his review of Glory, Civil War historian James R. McPherson suggested that the scene where Shaw is practicing his sword technique to slice up watermelons symbolized a desire by the filmmakers to destroy negative stereotypes of African-Americans. Director Edward Zwick, however, said that they just used watermelons in that scene because pumpkins were out of season at the time of filming.
  • Retroactive Recognition: That's Neelix tending Col. Shaw's wounds after the Battle of Antienam in the beginning.
  • Special Effects Failure: As Shaw is falling after he has been shot dead, viewers can make out the squib line tied to one of his legs. Also less apparent is the appearance of a tourist's head in the background of the scene where Rawlins declares a "Year of Jubilee". Both of these are pointed by director Edward Zwick during the course of his DVD Commentary.

Glory The Comics

Joe Keatinge's Glory

  • Chaotic Neutral: Nanaja, with a dash of Ax-Crazy. She only fights on Glory's side because she hates her father more.
  • Ugly Cute: Henry, who is a giant demon-thing, but also lovely and nice and likes taking pictures with old cameras.