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For Screen and Country – Zulu Dawn (1979)

Written by on July 22, 2019

For the month of July, Brendan and Jason explore movies that are somehow connected to the ones they’ve previously covered on the BFI Top 100. And now… for something completely similar…

This week, the guys discuss Zulu Dawn, the prequel to Zulu (#31 on the BFI Top 100) and the film that tells a much more tragic story. They discuss the level of politics in both films, the presence of way too many characters to form any kind of bond with or care about, the miscasting of Burt Lancaster, some gorgeous cinematography (at times) and a lot more. Plus: we play everyone’s favourite gameshow!

Next week: And Now For Something Completely Similar continues with the 2008 mini-series adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (the 1995 version is #62 on the list)


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