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  Gunga Din - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gunga Din (1892) is one of the most famous poems by Rudyard Kipling.
The Gunga Din Highway is also a novel by Frank Chin, the polemical Chinese-American playwright and fiction writer who deals with themes of "authentic" Asian-American identity.
Gunga Din remains the favorite film of novelist and screenwriter William Goldman; his first novel, The Temple of Gold, is named after the location of the film's climax.
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 GUNGA DIN - DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
A moment where poor native bearer Gunga Din (Sam Jaffe) secretly practices marching in puerile emulation of his oppressors is frankly disgusting for no politically correct reason, but rather for a passel of humanist reasons.
Gunga Din is no more or less abhorrent in its prejudices than is Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (same movie, fewer heroes) or Radio (pretty much any Cuba Gooding Jr.
Gunga Din's ultimate sacrifice, then, is apparently due in equal parts to his pickaninny servility and a fraternity prank, marking Gunga Din as a forerunner to both the modern epic action/adventure and the American Pies of the world.
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 Gunga Din
Gunga Din, the Indian water carrier of a British regiment is a quietly courageous man. Throughout the Indian Mutiny of 1857 Gunga Din loyally serves the British regiment, risking life and limb to bring the men water.
Despite the fact that Gunga Din is working alongside the European powers, he is still considered to be native, naïve, childlike, all the terms the colonising powers associate with the culture being colonised.
Kipling's Gunga Din is a beautiful poem illustrating not only the ferocities associated with colonising any country but also portraying the courage and bravery of one man, and the acclaim and recognition that results from this, despite the attitude of the soldiers to his Indian heritage.
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GUNGA DIN is one of the classics of the genre with everything one has come to expect from these movies – an exotic location, a hunt for treasure, undying friendship, a murderous death cult, attractive leading men, fights for days and dry one-liners.
Din manages to rally the troops, including Ballantine, who is forced to re-enlist, and MacChesney, to aid the captured Cutter and free India of these ruthless murderers.
This is a comedy for the most part, so it's no surprise that they all live another day to tell the tale of Gunga Din, a slave who proved his courage and so loved the army that he gave his life to the cause.
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 The Jujube Spotlight - Gunga Din
The name of Gunga Din seeped into my consciousness when I was young, but somehow I always associated it with Genghis Khan and was confused how it fit into history.
Assisted by their faithful water carrier, Gunga Din (Sam Jaffe, a white guy in brown makeup), the trio must foil the heathen scoundrels, alert the British army, and generally chalk one up for jolly olde England and the brand of manhood they represent.
"Gunga Din" is bookended by two exciting battle sequences (with horses, dynamite, bagpipes, and the like) and fleshed out in between by several scenes of drollery and camaraderie.
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 Gunga Din (1939) at Reel Classics: a review
GUNGA DIN was filmed in the California desert at Lone Pine and according to Fairbanks, the movie's technical directors said that the setting there was much like India's Northwest Frontier where the actual story takes place.
Din, who kills a Thug and but then gets stabbed, knows that it is up to him to warn the troops of the trap that the Thugs have set up.
Gunga Din is laid to rest and we see, for the final time, the water boy in soldier's uniform, smiling proudly and giving us a farewell salute.
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 Gunga Din   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Gunga Din pales in comparison to these films; what’s more surprising is that the film is remembered fondly at all.
So deeply enamored is Din of the three dashing imperial officers he serves that he actually mimics their haughty British posture at every turn, until the chance to turn against his countrymen and expose their duplicity inspires him to act.
Gunga Din; if it were possible to ignore the hopelessly irksome treatments of its dark-skinned people, it could well be an enjoyable romp.
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 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Gunga Din
This occurs when Din busts Cutter out of the brig to lead him to the storied temple, which is currently being used as a place of worship/base of operations for a bloodthirsty, Kali-worshipping cult of Thuggees bent on killing off every last British officer on Indian soil.
Perhaps Stevens was on to something in the way he gradually sneaks Din into the picture; thus, giving the director time to so enthrall the audience with spectacle that they'd even buy a wheelchair-bound FDR in the title role.
It may be that "stupid" variant of courage that drags them into their predicament, but, in the film's most unforgettable scene, it's Din's exhibition of the quality in its purest, most selfless state that drives the film to its deeply resonant climax.
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 Gunga Din (1939)
In an incredible acto of bravery, Gunga Din, wounded from battle, crawls to a temple dome and blows his bugle to warn the soldiers.
Gunga Din appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Gunga Din is a must-see for film buffs with an interest in classic action flicks.
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 DVD Savant Review: Gunga Din
Gunga Din is the name of the regimental water boy, of course, played by the entirely strange Sam Jaffe.
Din is the prime example of the child-like 'native' that lives for the doglike joy of pleasing his anglo superiors.
Gunga Din came under fire from the Indian Raj in 1939, over its depiction of a historical India populated only by soldiers fighting for the British, or devilishly nasty rebels conducting wholesale slaughter to drive out the tea-drinking infidels.
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 Gunga Din Movie: Gunga Din DVD is available from Bestprices.com
However, the unfortunate, "white man's burden" treatment accorded to Gunga Din must be seen in the context of the film's more benighted time.
GUNGA DIN was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
In an incredible act of bravery, Gunga Din, wounded from battle, crawls to a temple dome and blows his bugle to warn the soldiers.
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 Gunga Din Review - The Ultimate Cary Grant Pages
Although it sounds grim, the movie is actually very funny at times, and also moving as Gunga Din, who wants nothing more than to become a British soldier, and has been ridiculed by all, bravely sacrifices his life to save our heroes and the British troops from certain death.
With a poet in the credit lines, it is hardly surprising that "Gunga Din" (at the Music Hall) should turn about to be as jaunty as a Barrack Room Ballad, as splendid as a Durbar, as exciting and at times as preposterous as a Pearl White serial.
As Sam Jaffe plays him, Gunga Din is not only a better man than any in the cast; he should be a serious contender for the best performance of the year.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Gunga Din at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
GUNGA DIN represents a zenith, an amalgam of a score of ideas and talents coming together to produce what Hollywood did superlatively in the late 1930s: The Action Adventure Film of Empire (with comic undertones).
However, GUNGA DIN is a movie produced in 1939, the greatest year of the classic Hollywood Raj, and so that view is hyped with melodrama, seasoned with comedy, energized by extraordinary action and tempered by an admirable humanism.
Din blows a ragged "Dismiss" of the Regiment -- to the consternation of the Colonel and Senior Sergeant McChesney.
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 Gunga Din   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Gunga Din is an excellent example of 1930's cinema that exemplified the best that the studio system could produce.
Gunga Din was made back when the actors themselves had to draw the audience into a movie without relying on fantastic special effects to carry a scene.
Gunga Din has a name only because he is the epitome of slavishness: he literally apes his masters' drills, and gladly kills his fellow natives to protect the "white emancipators"!
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 New York State Writers Institute - Gunga Din Film Notes
In 1929, a newly matured Hollywood film industry turned again to "Gunga Din," and the first of a series of attempts to bring the story to the screen began with Irving Thalberg at MGM organizing the project, which came to nothing.
Still, much of GUNGA DIN retains Hecht and MacArthur’s masculine humor and physical comedy, while the alternately funny and tragic ‘band of brothers’ sensibility is vintage Howard Hawks.
Director Stevens recognized GUNGA DIN as the wonderfully preposterous adolescent fantasy it was, and called the film "The Rover Boys in India." The Hollywood Raj was never more faithfully served by its handsome, brave, fun-loving men-at-arms.
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 Cactus Umpires: Sundry Items   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The term "Gunga Din" comes from the poem of the same name by Rudyard Kipling.
Gunga Din was a plain old local man who brought water to the British troops while they were fighting in India.
The Metro Phoenix Gunga Dins are our local umpires who volunteer their time during a national tournament to come out and carry water and gatorade and wet or dry towels to the tournament umpires every half inning if needed.
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 ... Gunga Din   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Gunga Din was written by Rudyard Kipling in memoriam for his favourite bhisti, regimental water-carrier, Gunga Din.
On Location with Gunga Din (11 mins.) demonstrates that Stevens' 16mm colour home movies have actually survived with a greater fidelity than much of Gunga Din has.
Gunga Din's ultimate sacrifice, then, is apparently due in equal parts to his pickaninny servility and a fraternity prank, marking Gunga Din as a forerunner to both the modern epic action/adventure and the American Pie s of the world.
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 SI.com - Writers - Dr. Z's Mailbag: From Gunga Din to Ray Lewis,  talk 'o football and folly - Friday November 19, ...
Din brings him a dinner fork, but when Grant asks for something bigger, Din brings an elephant.
Toward the end of Gunga Din, Cary Grant and the other two sergeants, as well as Din, are holding the guru, who is a thuggee, a leader of an Indian sect, hostage -- or it could be said, vice-versa -- on the rampart of the tower, which is pure gold.
In my early years of employment at Sports Illustrated, I tried to slip a Gunga Din quote into one of my stories -- "Who is this ugly little savage to snarl so boldly at the British lion?" Naturally, it got chopped immediately, and for a while I was subjected to very strange looks.
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 [minstrels] Gunga Din -- Rudyard Kipling
Din!" With the bullets kickin' dust-spots on the green.
This is, of course, mostly due to the perfect cadence of the last line - it's an irresistibly quotable phrase once you've heard it, for reasons that have nothing to do with the rest of the poem.
From: Martin Alexander Hi Martin, Thanks for Gunga Din, who is more famous in Hong Kong for the eponymous restaurant than for the poem which rests unread in the dim light on the wall.
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 DVD review of Gunga Din - DVD Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
"Gunga Din" was made by RKO, but at Warner Brothers, Errol Flynn was taking over in the swashbuckling department where Doug Fairbanks, Sr., had left off, and RKO probably figured the time was ripe for a swashbuckler of their own.
Despite Din's infrequent appearances on screen, Jaffe makes the character his own, and we remember him just as much as we do the three principal leads.
"Gunga Din" is filled with such silly hokum, it's hard not to like it.
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 Gunga Din News
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In anticipation of the Academy Awards, let me conjure up the odd casting that occurs in the 1939 epic "Gunga Din," starring Cary Grant.
Many works by Rudyard Kipling ("Wee Willie Winkie" and "Jungle Book" among them) were reaching the big screen in the mid- to late 1930s when "Gunga Din," the most prestigious and popular of the lot, went into...
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 Academy's Stevens Retrospective to Feature "Gunga Din" | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
"Gunga Din" will screen on Monday, October 18, 2004, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills as part of the George Stevens Centennial Retrospective, an eight-week screening series presented by the Academy in celebration of the late Oscar-winning director's career.
Oscar®-winning director George Stevens is shown here on location in Lone Pine, California, where he was filming the 1939 war film "Gunga Din." Stevens was using his own camera to capture behind-the-scenes footage on the film's set.
The 1939 war film "Gunga Din," which was directed by George Stevens, starred Cary Grant (left), Victor McLaglen (center) and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
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 ipedia.com: Rudyard Kipling Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Kipling's poetry of the time included "Gunga Din" (1892) and "The White Man's Burden" (1899); in the non-fiction realm he also became involved in the debate over the British response to the rise in German naval power, publishing a series of articles collectively entitled A Fleet in Being.
They point to his portrayals of Indian characters, which generally supported the colonialist view that the Indians were incapable of surviving without the help of Europeans, claiming that these portrayals are racist.
Examples of this are the character of Gunga Din, described as a "squidgy-nosed old idol" and referring to colonized people in general as "half-devil and half-child" in the poem "The White Man's Burden."
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Gunga Din dies while saving the life of the British soldier who is telling the tale.
It is a soldier’s reminiscence to fellow soldiers, about an Indian man, fictionally named Gunga Din, whose job it was to carry water to British troops serving in India.
Among them, "Gunga Din" was always a favorite, and some of its shrases, notably the last line, are still current today.
www.uni.edu /gai/India/India_Lesson_Plans/Gunga_Din.htm   (935 words)

 Gunga Din (1939) - Review - Piddleville
Somewhat related to this, and curiously, is the character of Gunga Din, played by Sam Jaffe in a strange yet marvelous performance.
Although the film is called Gunga Din, through most of the film you can't help wondering where he is. He does have his moment at the end, however.
These aspects of humour and fun are, I think, the main things Spielberg takes from a film like Gunga Din (and Errol Flynn movies) and what made his Indiana Jones films such a success.
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 Rudyard Kipling - Gunga Din - Free Books 5000.com
Gunga Din (1892) - From "Barrack-Room Ballads," a collection of poems celebrating British army life and the soldier.
This poem praises Gunga Din, the Hindu water-carrier for a British Indian regiment.
OK, you can read every word In Gunga Din, but unless you get the CD, look at what you WON'T be able to do.
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