Limitless Cinema in Broken English

October 3, 2009

VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:32 am
My poll 64 ended with three votes. Thanks to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

I LOVE THESE MALAYSIAN FILMS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW (2007, Amir Muhammad)
It got 2 votes, or 66 %.

2.BEFORE WE FALL IN LOVE AGAIN (2006, James Lee)
+THE BIRD HOUSE (2006, Khoo Eng Yow)
+COMPANY OF MUSHROOMS (2005, Tan Chui Mui)
+HISTERIA (2008, James Lee)
+THE LAST COMMUNIST (2006, Amir Muhammad)
+LOVE CONQUERS ALL (2006, Tan Chui Mui)
+RAIN DOGS (2006, Ho Yuhang)
+SELL OUT! (2008, Yeo Joon Han)
+THIRD PARTY (2003, Khoo Eng Yow)
+WESTBOUND (2007, Kubhaer T. Jethwani)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 33 %.

12.ARTICLE 19 (2001, Eddie Lau)
+DANCING BELLS (2007, Deepak Kumaran Menon)
+DAYS OF THE TURQUOISE SKY (2008, Woo Ming Jin)
+DEMOLITION FROG (2001, Linus Chung Yao Fui)
+THE DINNER GUEST (1997, Bryant Low)
+FLOWER IN THE POCKET (2007, Liew Seng Tat)
+MAKYONG – PAGEANT OF THE ANCIENTS (2000, Bernard Chauly + Ho Yuhang)
+SPINNING GASING (2000, Teck Tan)
+TOTAA (2008, Akashdeep Sing)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–You can read Daniel Kasman’s review of AT THE END OF DAYBREAK (2009, Ho Yuhang) here:
http://www.theauteurs.com/notebook/posts/1022

–A photo from RAIN DOGS
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3490/3974113989_262cabde27_b.jpg

–A photo from SELL OUT!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/3974885130_ddab409af4_b.jpg


–I just watched CHOCOLATE (2009, Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysia, A+), which is only 3-minute long. You can watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HPt4Is5V50

–You can watch other short Malaysian films here:
http://15malaysia.com/films/
(I knew about it from Wise Kwai’s blog http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/ )

–MALAYSIAN FILM WISH LIST

1.ASTROLOGER PAK BELALANG (1959, P. Ramlee)
The whole film is available in Youtube with English subtitles. I just need to have time to watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Fk27mlJ34

2.HANG JEBAT (1961, Hussain Haniff)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ1-GC8Lq1s

3.SRI MERSING (1961, Salleh Ghani)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpo97P-MsNI

4.THE UNFILIAL SON (SI TANGGANG) (1961, Jamil Sulong)
The whole film is available in Youtube with English subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0tH9f4B0E

5.EVIL PORTENT (LANCHANG KUNING) (1962, M. Amin)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF8ny-uwb-I

6.OLDER BROTHER (ABANG) (1981, Rahim Razali)
This film has English subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zDScXWHcdc

7.EVENING SKY (LANGIT PETANG) (1982, Shahrom Md. Dom)
I like the song in this clip from the film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4kpJT4hF_k

8.MECHANIC (1983, Othman Hafsham)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxoIFk0_aSs

9.THE HEART IS NOT A CRYSTAL (1990, Raja Ahmad Alauddin)
The whole film is available in Youtube with English subtitles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liSHpu8_v28

10.WOMAN, WIFE & WHORE (1991, U-Wei Shaari)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr3SCVE699c

11.LOVE FROM SALMAH (1995, Mahadi J. Murat)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXqG33-xws8

12.EROS (2008, Wardy Azman)
This is a gay short film, but it has no English subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEvI9j5iItE

I knew about some of the films above from the article of Baharudin A. Latif in the book FILM IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: VIEWS FROM THE REGION.

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1 Comment »

  1. This is my reply to Wise Kwai in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2009/10/village-people-radio-show-is-winner.html

    I’m very sad that I didn’t have time to go to see MALAYSIAN GODS and CALL IF YOU NEED ME (James Lee) in BKKIFF 2009. I just saw SEPET, and think Yasmin Ahmad is very interesting. Her films are well-made mainstream films, not as slow-moving as other films by new Malaysian directors. I hope Thai mainstream films, especially the ones made by GTH studio, can make films as entertaining and touching as Yasmin Ahmad.

    I hope there will be a few great Malaysian films for us to see in the World Film Festival of Bangkok 2009 in November.

    Comment by celinejulie — October 3, 2009 @ 11:01 am


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