Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Malay movies

120 Malay Movies by Author by Amir Muhammad -- Matahari Books -- RM 60.00 (HB)

120 Malay Movies is a romp through the films that were made in Singapore and then in Kuala Lumpur from 1948 to 1972. (120 represents about a third of all Malay-language films during that period, and this book features most of the famous titles as well as some overlooked gems.) Malaysian writer and filmmaker Amir Muhammad watched them in chronological order and responds to the stories in his own contemporary context. How was the world depicted in those films different from the one we live in today? This book is a serio-comic interrogation into how the iconic fantasies of the past might have unexpected reverberations in the present.

This  edition will not be sold at the major chains. It will be available only  through indendents or  through direct purchace.

Other new Malaysian books/DVDs

1. Menuju PAS Baru -- Mujahid Yusuf -- RM20.00 (PB)
2. Sweeping Dirt Under the Carpet -- Komas -- RM20.00 (PB)
3. Parables, Prophets and Pillocks -- Cecil Rajendra - RM45.00 (HB)
4. Selepas Tsunami -- Anna Har -- RM10.00 (DVD)
5. Freedom Film Fest 2009 -- Komas -- RM20.00 (DVD)