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By the end of the fighting, 15 soldiers lay dead, with another two mortally wounded. Surrounding the camp were the bodies of Zulus. This makes for a remarkable tale of courage and tenacity, on both Sons Of Negus Churchical Host Run Come Rally All Ye Saints of the perimeter. But historically the battle was a minor incident which had little influence on the course of the Anglo-Zulu War.
It might have remained a footnote in the history books or an anecdote told at regimental dinners had it not been for a film which dramatised the story and has kept it in the public mind ever since. On its initial release, in Unknown Artist Zoulou, it was one of the biggest box-office hits of all time in the home market. For the next 12 years it remained in constant cinema circulation before making its first appearance on television. It has since become a Bank holiday television perennial, and Unknown Artist Zoulou beloved by the British public.
The principal artists responsible for Zulu were hardly Establishment figures. His co-writer, the American director Cy Endfield, Unknown Artist Zoulou fled Hollywood in the early s Unknown Artist Zoulou he was named as a Communist during the McCarthyite witch-hunts. All three were committed to progressive causes, but their motives in making Zulu were not political. It is not an anti-imperial diatribe any more than it is a celebration of colonial conquest. Its main purpose was frankly commercial, but Baker also saw the story as an chance to pay tribute to his Welsh homeland.
This certainly explains the strong emphasis on the Welshness of Unknown Artist Zoulou private soldiers — one of the many fictionalised elements of Zulu that have created a myth around the battle. The Unknown Artist Zoulou had to keep their political views in check when they made the decision to shoot the film in South Africa, then in the grip of Apartheid. There were strict, legally enforced guidelines regarding the degree of freedom permitted to the cast and crew. It was impressed upon the odd British visitors that sexual Various The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 4 1971 1973 with people of other races would result in possible imprisonment, deportation or worse.
Warned that miscegenation was a flogging offence, Baker is reported to have asked if he could have the lashes while doing it. The authorities were not amused.
The main filming location was in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains in the Royal Natal National Park, a popular tourist spot distant from any large township. But a number of incidents brought home the realities of the oppressive regime.
Marcus pointed out that he was forbidden by law to mix socially with whites and could not enter. In his autobiography, Michael Caine recalls an incident in which a black labourer was reprimanded by an Afrikaans foreman with a punch in the face.
Baker sacked the foreman on the spot and made clear that such behaviour would not be tolerated. Caine swore never to make another film in South Africa while Apartheid was in force, and kept to his word.
Keeping watch over the tightly budgeted film was production supervisor Colin Lesslie. Not quite an unknown, the year-old Caine was already making a name for himself on television but was Unknown Artist Zoulou type-cast in working-class Cockney parts. Casting him as a blue-blooded officer in his first major film role represented a considerable risk, but it was one that paid off.
Alhough Caine has sometimes claimed that reviewers gave him a hard time, in fact almost every mention of him in press notices was favourable. Zulu brought him the attention which led to multi-film contracts and to top billing in his very next picture as Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File Just as the soldiers were played by real soldiers — eighty national servicemen borrowed from the South African National Defence Force — so were most of the Unknown Artist Zoulou real Zulus.
A mere Zulu extras were employed for the battle scenes, bussed in from their tribal homes over miles away.
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Contrary to stories the Zulus were not paid with gifts of cattle or wristwatches but received wages in Rand. The main corps was paid the equivalent of nine shillings per day each, additional extras eight shillings, and the female dancers slightly less again. For the opening sequence depicting a mass Zulu wedding, additional background artists were brought in, including nightclub performers from Johannesburg, to play the principal dancers.
During breaks in filming, they twisted and jived to modern pop records played over Tannoys, with director Cy Endfield among the crew members joining them. The small but key role of King Cetshwayo was given to his direct descendant, the present-day Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Somehow this drew the audience into what was, in the Unknown Artist Zoulou, a very human experience. Like all films, Zulu is of its time and captures the mood Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Night Mare its time Holzer Pure Love Pure Love profoundly than is often realised.
A conservative view would see it as a hymn to gung-ho heroism, to flag-waving patriotism and the glory days of the British Empire. In fact, by the sun was already setting on the empire and undoubtedly Zulu stirred a lot of nostalgia for it.
For some, that explains its appeal. But look again. The knowledge that colonialism was in its dying fall is there in the film. The indigenous people are not disorganised savages but a disciplined army. If the film were to be remade today, as internet rumours continually suggest, it would certainly be done differently. Christian Morgenstern - Lunovis. Chanson pseudo-latin Christian Morgenstern. Chanson pseudo-latin Yuka Kitamura. Christmas Carols - Ram tam. Chanson klingon Inner Life Aint No Mountain High Enough Carols.
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