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It avoids self-righteous, self-serving politics and pays pure and simple tribute to human endeavour. Amazingly, the film he co-produced with its lead actor, Baker, manages to remain neutral about Britainâs much-maligned imperial heritage. âThereâs nobody else who can tell us who we are, where we belong,â he said. This is more than black and white; Southern Africa could have been anyone's; the English made it just over Zulu and Dutch, had Rorke's Drift been different, Africa would be, maybe for the better - then again maybe not. « Older Far beyond "every good boy does fine" | What to read when pressed for time. "Don't you throw those bloody spears at me! This in itself was noteworthy. On the face of it, the events at Rorkeâs Drift mirrored the white supremacistsâ view of the world. I briefly fell in with this group of dudes in high school. 10. I rather liked the interview with the Zulu politician and leader who played Cetshwayo - the interviewer keeps on bringing it back to 'but isn't it awfully racist?' But this was typical of the times. He leads them in song to praise the fallen dead. Best of enemies: Lt Bromhead (Michael Caine) clashes with a Zulu warrior in the 1964 epic, âDamn funny,â is the young British lieutenantâs quizzical remark as he looks towards the empty horizon, âlike a train in the distanceâ.â.â.â, Then up goes an anguished cry as the enemyÂ suddenly materialises in a vast mass on theÂ surrounding hilltops â âBlimey â¦ Zulus â¦ Thousands of âem â¦!â, Introducing Michael Caine: The actor, now in his 80s, led an all British cast. No wonder this was a film the South African government made sure its black population would never get to see for themselves. One of the many memorable battle scenes as the hopelessly outnumbered British take on wave after wave of Zulu warriors. "Because we're here, lad. Meanwhile, in the UK, Zulu opened to considerable acclaim, though its historical imperfections did not go unnoticed. Nobody else. Romance can make us blind to all the signs that we're in a bad relationship. Just us. October 23, 2014 7:17 PM Subscribe. I loved it. One private soldier, Henry Hook, is depicted as a malingerer and a drunk who finally comes good and does his duty â a dramatic device invented for the screenplay. But Zulu itself stuck resolutely to its historical integrity, one of the last blockbusters of its kind to dare to exclude American stars from what was essentially a British story. That Rogan is ahead of the pack isnât surprising. Just us." A bigger discrepancy is the absence of gore. Following on from the posting of the main part of the Zulu army painted up so far (I managed to find a few more in another box that I had missed) its time I posted the British painted so far. âIt is war without the nasty bits,â wrote one military specialist. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. McMaster is running Tuesday in a primary runoff. Itâs all about stories. The Zulusâ final haunting song saluting âfellow bravesâ did notÂ happen, any more than a stirring rendition of Men Of Harlech sounded out in wonderful Welsh baritones from the barricades. 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The lyrics I do know go like this: Takin' a jet ride to paradise, to see my baby, stars so bright, jammin' to the beat, Bermuda time" I hear it often in early 2000's. Stanley Baker commands a group of British soldiers. Yet the absence of gore, far from diminishing Zulu, adds to its greatness. Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that we think others are worth more than us. Lt Bromhead (Caine) tends to an injured Lt Chard (Stanley Baker) in another memorable scene. Men donât like it because the person they married is gone. Fear means not knowing how to approach something of interest. Over two and a half years â weâre almost up to three â but this was done and calculated only as of two and a half, and itâs only gone up since then â weâre â¦ ... but weâre not even competing against each other because weâre â¦ For 99.99 percent of the people in the world, no one will hear their stories, but theyâre just as important as everyone elseâs. I donât think weâre going to need it because it looks like weâre plateauing and maybe even, in many cases, coming down. Just us." andrew miller 21 November 2020 Reply. Bodies lie intact despite the bone-crunching, stomach-churning effect of bullets and bayonets. This festive season is no exception. No one teaches us that the key to sustaining love and happiness isnât taking. The Zulus finally withdraw, but not before delivering a haunting song in tribute to the courage of the Britons. It soars above racial stereotypes. The newest title from FPR Books is Real Characters: A Tip of the Hat to Nonconformity by David Lyle Jeffrey. He said he was the only one to wear his pith helmet properly to shade his eyes, though it obscured his face. They were tough and outsiders and that's how I saw myself. Yes, there were riots, yes there were riots all over the place they were hiding it from the American public and they had to admit it and now we're in the 2020 election cycle here â¦ Re Philip-random's link: I am confusing the Reverend Witt with Padre Smith, who was the one who distributed ammunition during the battle. Please find it for me. I love this movie as well, and enjoy the "prequel". Published: 19:57 EST, 1 January 2014 | Updated: 00:34 EST, 2 January 2014. Indifference is the desire to avoid. I remember being very impressed with the line dancing native girls. The British commandos whose exploits inspired The Guns Of Navarone (1961) somehow needed the help of Gregory Peck, while Steve McQueen and James Garner were incongruous inmates of a British prisoner-of-war camp in The Great Escape (1963). Just us. I love the film because it allows a white, British, upper-middle class man like me to be a hero, for once in a movie (after 1940, and not written by Shakespeare...). I want to find the song of which I dont know all the lyrics or artist. The producers were also forbidden from paying wages to the 500 local black men and women they used as extras for the Zulu army â a stricture they got round by giving them the herd of cattle used on set. Zulu has the power to grip our attention because it is timeless in theme, look and style â which makes it even more of a surprise that it is half a century old and this month celebrates its 50th birthday. Nobody else. Just us. There are three soldiers who fought at Rorke's Drift in our village cemetary - two were buried in pauper's graves. End of the film. Action: The all-British cast was led by the magnificent home-grown talents of Stanley Baker (pictured) and Jack Hawkins. Today it is still as fresh as it was for that premiere audience, its wide-screen images of the majestic South African landscape as stunning as ever, its action-packed fight scenes compelling, its human drama absorbing. What's amazing about the Zulu's militarily at that time was that Shaka came up with the organization and the tactics entirely on his own, without any knowledge of military science from elsewhere in the world. Rate this quote: (0.00 / 0 votes) 90 Views. I saw Zulu on its first run when I was nine on a giant screen in the afternoon with my pals. Which sounds an awful lot like the Roman Pilum, doesn't it? I suspect a modern version would torture itself (and its viewers) with political correctness and overload it (and us) with battlefield bloodletting and special effects, all in 3D, in-your-faceÂ technology and ear-splittingÂ multi-channel sound. Colour Sgt. I think itâs amazing that I can do this job. Pls help. This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members. On We Are Who We Are Season 1 Episode 2, Caitlin left the compound and dressed up in baggy clothing, but Fraser continued his pursuit of her. Thus, the Labour-supporting actor Baker and Left-leaning fellow producer Endfield were not deterred from filming there â though they chafed at the racist rules they found imposed on them when they arrived. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, 'It's statistically impossible that I lost': White House releases 46 minute 'address' by Trump complaining about losing the election and pleading with Supreme Court to OVERTURN Biden's victory, Do NOT travel for Christmas: CDC tells all Americans to cancel holiday plans as hospitalizations reach a record 100,226, deaths hit their highest point since April and Biden warns another 250,000 will die by January, San Francisco bans tobacco smoking and vaping inside all apartment buildings in the city - but pot use is ALLOWED, Arizona's Republican Gov. You know about that. 6. âWhy us?â. 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Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835â1885) I am not sure how it escaped me. Play it now. Though the outside world voiced disapproval of apartheid, it had not yet made South Africa the pariah state it would soon become, boycotted and out-of-bounds. This is a delightful book of humorous stories and hard-won wisdom. Heâs the only one speaking a different language than everyone else just following the rules. An Open Letter to Shitty Husbands, Vol. The regiment fighting at Rorkeâs Drift is described as the South Wales Borders, whereas military historians know it was the 2ndÂ Warwickshire, which did not become a Welsh regiment until two years after the battle. Filming was on location in a deeply racist South Africa, where apartheid was ruthlessly enforced by a whites-only minority government. The idea that one day he would be his countryâs leader and the worldâs inspiration was unthinkable. On this day 132 years ago the two of the most memorable actions of the Zulu war took place The Battle of Isandlwana and the Battle of Rorke's Drift. The moment that, for me, elevates it into a different dimension is when a young British soldier stares open-mouthed at the huge enemyÂ army encircling Rorkeâs Drift. Because we're here, lad. Joe Biden held a series of high level jobs in the U.S. government. He didn't want players who had bright blue eyes because they couldn't see well in the sun. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, â¦ So I think itâs something weâre very well-suited â¦ Someone mocks them, and a Boer who escaped to give warning pulls the guy up sharply to talk about what bad asses the Zulus are, and how cleverly they fight. I canât help thinking that a modern re-make of Zulu would overflow with anti-colonial barbs and damaging denunciations of British savagery â not least because the Zulu War of 1879 was, in truth, one of the darker chapters of our imperial history, an unedifying episode of land-grabbing for the sake of it and military intervention for no good reason. The real Hookâs ageing daughter left the premiere in disgust when she saw her model soldier fatherâs reputation trashed. Iâll stick with the classic we know and love â half a century old but still going strong.Zulu is on Channel 4 tomorrow at 1.15pm. Here is the original interview as it ran in aquaCORPS Journal #5 BENT JAN93 Making The Grade: Interview With Commercial Mixed gas Pioneer Lad Handelman Growing up in Mt. 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