Special Sub-Topic: Shaka Zulu
|Who was Shaka's mother?|
Nandi. Nandi was played by Dudu Mkhize. Sitayi was the old witch woman who gave Shaka his name, played by Nomosa Xaba. Fiona Fullerton played Lt. Francis Farwell's wife, Elizabeth. And the word 'Amazulu' means 'people of the heavens'.
|Who was Shaka's father?|
Senzagakona. Senzagakona was portrayed by Conrad Maqwaza. Christopher Lee played Lord Bathurst, and Jama was portrayed by Sam Williams. Getshwayo was a king in the 1979 movie 'Zulu Dawn,' portrayed by the same man who played Dingiswayo in this one.
|At the begining of this movie, Lt. Francis Farwell was asked to head a voyage to meet Shaka. For what reason, other than adventure and duty, did he agree?|
|After shipwrecking just off the coast of Natal, Farwell and the remainder of his crew first encounter the Zulus. Whom did the Zulus first take to meet Shaka?|
Pete. Pete was the only one in Farwell's party who knew the Zulu language, so he was the first one taken. John Carson played Lord Kimberly, and Kenneth Griffith played Zacharias Abraham.
|When Shaka was first introduced to reading and writing, what did he think it was used for?|
witchcraft and casting spells. Later on in the movie, he signed an alliance proposal, writing his own name. Courtesy of Pete, the Zulu-speaking teacher.
|Many traumatic events took place during Shaka's childhood, all of which can be attributed to the man he later became. Near the end of the movie, Shaka strikes his mother. What emotion does he say that both he and his mother are incapable of feeling?|
love. Shaka: 'Love -- we are incapable of that emotion, Mother. All we ever felt was vengeance and hate. Hate! Hate! And I am the product of your hatred, just as he will be the product of my hatred!' Nandi: 'No, Shaka. He is the future -- through him your name will live on forever!'
|Who played Shaka Zulu?|
Henry Cele. Henry Cele was a pro soccer player before he started acting. He also starred opposite Val Kilmer in the movie 'The Ghost and the Darkness.' Gugu Nxumalo played Mkabayi, and Gordon Jackson played Professor Bramston. Roland Mgweou played Shaka's trusted friend Ngomane.
|Who portayed Phompta, the woman who bore Shaka's son?|
none of the above. Phompta was actually played by Tu Nokwe, a very successful performer and performance arts instructor. Tu is also the founder and creator of the 'Amajinka,' a performance arts training program for underprivileged youths. Seven members of the 'Amajinka' went on to star in Mbongeni Ngema's broadway hit 'Sarafina.'
|Shaka is stabbed while taking part in a ritual dance. After his recovery, he mistakenly believes he was given eternal youth. Which one of Lt. Farwell's careless actions leads Shaka to believe this lie?|
the application of maccasa oil on Shaka's hair.
|Whom did Shaka help in the forest, who later became a friend and future ally?|
Dingiswayo. Dingiswayo was portrayed by Simon Sabela, and Bhuza was played by Bingo Bently.
|What is the correct order of the following Zulu movies?|
'Zulu', 'Zulu Dawn', 'Shaka Zulu', 'Shaka Zulu: The Citadel'. The events of 'Zulu' (1964) actually happen after the 1979 movie 'Zulu Dawn'. Then, in 1984, the movie 'Shaka Zulu' came out as a TV mini-series. It wasn't released as a theatrical movie until 1987. 'Shaka Zulu: The Citadel' I have yet to see, but I have read that the scheduled release date was sometime in 2001, starring Henry Cele as Shaka again.
|Which of the following actors played in all three 'Zulu' movies prior to the movie 'Shaka Zulu: The Citadel'?|
Simon Sabela. Simon Sabela starred in 'Zulu' as a Zulu dance leader -- he also portrayed King Getshwayo in the movie 'Zulu Dawn', and Dingiswayo in 'Shaka Zulu.' Kwazulu is the Zulu homeland in Natal, South Africa.
|Who directed 'Shaka Zulu'?|
William C. Faure. Roy Dotrice portrayed Charles Gregory. Graham Armitage played Wilkins, and also played alongside Simon Sabela in 'Zulu Dawn' as Captain Shepstone. Trevor Howard starred as Lord Charles Of Somerset, and he died one year after this movie was released on VHS in 1987. William C. Faure died in 1994.
|Movie quote: 'It appears Somerset was right -- it all comes down to blowing their heads off!' Who said this?|
Dr. Henry Finn. Lt. Francis Farwell was portrayed by Edward Fox. Dr. Henry Finn was portrayed by Robert Powell, who also played the title role in the 1977 movie 'Jesus Of Nazareth.'
|What was this movie's tagline?|
'The Most Savage Warrior Of All Time'. A truly undeserving name for such a great historical figure.
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