WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Zulu Dawn Lt. Melvill: “We come here by the orders of the Great Queen Victoria, Queen of all Africa.”
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Pte John Williams, survivor of Isandlwana
Character Assignation EmptyToday at 8:52 am by Frank Allewell

» Walter higginsons statement
Character Assignation EmptyYesterday at 7:31 pm by Frank Allewell

» Ian Knight Questions and answers
Character Assignation EmptyMon Aug 02, 2021 8:45 am by Julian Whybra

» Gunner 1448 William Bibby, Royal Artillery, 6th Bde. M Battery
Character Assignation EmptyFri Jul 30, 2021 6:13 pm by SteveL

» Robert Gordon Wolrige-Gordon 2nd Lieutenant 94th
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 1:55 pm by 90th

» Deputy Inspector-General George Bell Murray
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:50 am by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 29, 2021 12:28 am by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Richard Hawes MacCarthy, 2nd/4th Regiment
Character Assignation EmptyWed Jul 28, 2021 10:44 pm by ADMIN

» 24th Regiment Pioneers
Character Assignation EmptyTue Jul 27, 2021 6:20 pm by ADMIN

» Henry Berry
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 7:35 pm by gardner1879

» Devon Connection.
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:34 pm by 1879graves

» Sir Lionel McMahon 58th Regiment.
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:55 pm by 1879graves

» B Company 1/24th Regimental Records
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 4:08 pm by gardner1879

» Return from Zululand Private LETHBRIDGE and Corporal BERRY
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 25, 2021 5:00 am by Celticphred

» Alexander Gordon Cumming Skene.
Character Assignation EmptySat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 pm by 1879graves

» Could it have been an even bigger disaster?
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 22, 2021 8:46 am by Frank Allewell

» New Book with Zulu War Connection
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jul 19, 2021 6:06 am by 90th

» ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 18, 2021 2:30 pm by aussie inkosi

» The Zulu dead at Isandlwana
Character Assignation EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 5:05 pm by SRB1965

» J Brazier 1/24 foot 1877 - 78 bar
Character Assignation EmptyFri Jul 16, 2021 6:47 am by 90th

» New Members Welcome.
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 15, 2021 8:53 am by Drummer Boy 14

» Zululand population 1879?
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm by Altamont

» Melvill and Coghill Victoria Cross query
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:33 pm by SRB1965

» Yet another Hill of the Sphinx thread
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jul 12, 2021 6:59 am by 90th

» Zulu War Chess Set
Character Assignation EmptyFri Jul 09, 2021 10:49 am by Darto

» Joshua Harrod - Which Battles
Character Assignation EmptyThu Jul 08, 2021 5:30 pm by 1879graves

» Zulu War to Boer war. Those who served in both.
Character Assignation EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:35 pm by Rory Reynolds

» Lance Sergeant Armstrong Victoria Mounted Rifles
Character Assignation EmptyWed Jul 07, 2021 6:24 pm by Rory Reynolds

» You tube Video "Fredrick Hitch"
Character Assignation EmptyTue Jul 06, 2021 11:53 am by aussie inkosi

» Prince Imperial visited
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jul 05, 2021 1:47 am by 90th

» Isandlwana Casualty - John William Jones Davies
Character Assignation EmptySun Jul 04, 2021 10:50 am by ADMIN

» Colonel W. P. Collingwood
Character Assignation EmptyWed Jun 23, 2021 10:50 pm by John Young

» (Lieut: R. F. Westmacott. 77th. Foot.)
Character Assignation EmptyTue Jun 22, 2021 10:35 pm by ADMIN

» HARRY WILLIAM DAVIS,
Character Assignation EmptyMon Jun 21, 2021 6:49 am by aussie inkosi

» 90th foot sgt T. Collins 214
Character Assignation EmptySun Jun 20, 2021 2:23 am by 90th

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Walking the battlefield of Kambula
Top posters
90th
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
littlehand
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
ADMIN
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
1879graves
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
rusteze
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
John
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
90th
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Bobby Thomson
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
WeekendWarrior
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Danny1960
Character Assignation Bar_leftCharacter Assignation BarCharacter Assignation Bar_right 
Most active topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Adding to the Library
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
taylor Durnford Isandlwana martini smith Franklin Russell spalding horse Mounted john Forbes zulu payne james harford Police Woolfryes melvill 24th George Natal Prince henry drift carbineers
 

 Character Assignation

Go down 
+2
Saul David 1879
Dave
6 posters
AuthorMessage
Dave

Dave

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2009-09-21

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 9:34 pm

Doe’s anyone know, why Hook was portrayed as he was in the film Zulu. We now know he was completely opposite to that. So what led the directors to believe he was a drunk barrack room lawyer? They must have researched the VC Holders film before going to production or did they just take it upon themselves to carryout a character assignation of Henry Hook. The family of Hook was none to happy. But what was done to rectify the insult.
Back to top Go down
Saul David 1879



Posts : 527
Join date : 2009-02-28

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Hi Dave. Here's a link you might find interesting. Ref: A campaign to restore reputation.

Read more: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

S.D
Back to top Go down
Dave

Dave

Posts : 1604
Join date : 2009-09-21

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Thank's S.D.

But I’m really trying to find out where the directors got their information on hook, which led them to portray him the way they did. You would have thought they would have checked military records and carried out a basic background check, they must have realised than relatives of hook were alive. They should have, out of courtesy contacted living relatives before going public with the film.

Dave.
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7077
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 10:02 pm

"But I’m really trying to find out where the directors got their information on hook"

Dave you will have to be a bit of digging to find that information. I will have a run over the web to see if I can come up with something.
Back to top Go down
Saul David 1879



Posts : 527
Join date : 2009-02-28

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Good luck to both of you. Idea
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Chelmsfordthescapegoat

Posts : 2581
Join date : 2009-04-24

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyWed May 19, 2010 10:10 pm

"Most of the characters in the film were based on real participants of the battle, but their behaviour is mostly fictional—something that has provoked disapproval: in an interview on the DVD, the descendants of Private Hook object to his negative portrayal in the film. Indeed, Hook's elderly daughters walked out of the film's 1964 London premiere, angry at the way their father had been depicted."
Back to top Go down
90th

90th

Posts : 10316
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 65
Location : Melbourne, Australia

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: character assignation   Character Assignation EmptyThu May 20, 2010 6:06 am

hi Dave .
I think you will find the makers of Zulu portrayed Hook as they did for " Artistic Licence " someone had to play a
lovable rogue and so it fell to " Hooky " ( James Booth ). Just unlucky I guess . As for looking at military records
I dont think it would or could have been done back in the 1960"s as the zulu war was hardly a stand out affair to
anyone back then, and more than likely there wasnt anyway of accessing or possibly even finding the records for
individuals and if so sorting them out would be an expensive time consuming task. Not like today where you press a
few buttons and you can access anything in the blink of an eye . Idea .
cheers 90th.
Back to top Go down
Mr Greaves

Mr Greaves

Posts : 747
Join date : 2009-10-18

Character Assignation Empty
PostSubject: Re: Character Assignation   Character Assignation EmptyFri May 21, 2010 12:45 am

Sometimes it’s not good to mix fact and fiction. It up-set the Zulu War enthusiasts at their Breakfast.
Back to top Go down
 
Character Assignation
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: