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YMMV: Glory
  • 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.
  • Fridge Horror: When Trip is whipped in front of the regiment, his back is shown to already be a mass of whipping scars. Trip mentions earlier in the movie that he ran away from his plantation at the age of 12: this likely means that all of these scars were inflicted on him as a child.
  • 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.

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