Best war movie trivia of 2006

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300 picture

Trivia: Some weapons used by 300 are actually weapons from previous war epics like "Alexander" and "Troy." They were used in this film to cut costs.

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Letters From Iwo Jima picture

Trivia: This film was filmed back-to-back with Flags of Our Fathers, a movie from the American perspective of the battle of Iwo Jima.

Joel Amos Gordon
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Flags of Our Fathers picture

Trivia: This movie was filmed back-to-back with Letters from Iwo Jima, a fictional account of the battle of Iwo Jima that looks at it from the Japanese soldier's perspective.

Joel Amos Gordon
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Flyboys picture

Trivia: Blaine is given a small bear which he carries as a good luck charm. This is a reference to the 1927 movie Wings, the first ever film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, in which a pilot also carries a small bear as a good luck charm.

Jedd Jong
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Rescue Dawn picture

Trivia: The movie is based on a true story. Dieter Dengler was born in Germany just before WWII, and eventually left for the US. He told this story in the book "Little Dieter Needs to Fly" and a 1997 film (Werner Herzog) with the same same.

Airborne60
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