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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Khartoum"(1966)
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Posted on 09/15/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT by ReformationFan
TOPICS: History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1966; charltonheston; islamophobic; khartoum; mfasa; mohammedan; richardjohnson; sirlaurenceolivier; sudan
Today's feature could never be produced by Hollywood today. It would be considered "Islamophobic". General Charles "Chinese" Gordon(Charlton Heston) battles the Mahdi(Sir Laurence Olivier) during the seige of Khartoum in the 1880s.
posted on 09/15/2013 2:09:18 PM PDT
by what's up
Excellent movie. A classic.
"Zulu" is another classic of the genre.
Today's feature could never be produced by Hollywood today.
Sure it could...but General Gordon would be an over-the-top villain, with the Mahdi (and all his followers) the very definition of nobility.
posted on 09/15/2013 2:13:35 PM PDT
by Kip Russell
(Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
To: Former Proud Canadian
posted on 09/15/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT
It’s been a couple of years since I saw “Khartoum,” but I definitely remember the Moslem hordes shouting “Allahu Akbar’” so this practice isn’t anything new.
posted on 09/15/2013 2:49:47 PM PDT
The coolest part is where the Nordenfeldt quick-firing gun on the riverboat is mowing down muzzies like tenpins.
posted on 09/15/2013 3:22:08 PM PDT
("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
Good movie but the shoe polish makeup on Laurence Olivier was pretty bad.
posted on 09/15/2013 3:47:55 PM PDT
(Biden '13. Impeach now.)
One of my favorite movies! I got it on DVD!
Favorite is still EL CID.
posted on 09/15/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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