Title

Historical Poetics, Malaysian Cinema, and the Japanese Occupation

Abstract

Little has ben written, especially in English, about the history of Malaysian cinema. Ratherthan a fully-developed study of Malaysian film, this article is really more of an introduction to the project I amundertaking, which is a study of Malaysian cinema from the "Golden Age" (the 1950s and 1960s), includingespecially the films of P. Ramlee, but also such genres as the crime film, fantasy film, andpontianak (vampire) film, to today's Malaysian cinema, with its own genres, outstanding filmmakers (Aziz Osman and U-WeiHaji Shaari, for example), and performers (most obviously, Sofia Jane)

Department(s)

Media, Journalism, and Film

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.15353/kinema.vi.822

Publication Date

1996

Recommended Citation

White, Timothy. "Historical poetics, Malaysian cinema, and the Japanese occupation." Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media (1996).

Journal Title

Kinema

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