Southeast Asia on Screen

Southeast Asia on Screen

From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998)

  • Author: Khoo, Gaik Cheng; Barker, Thomas; Ainslie, Mary
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • Serie: Asian Visual Cultures
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789048541904
  • Place of publication:  Amsterdam , Netherlands
  • Year of digital publication: 2020
  • Month: August
  • Pages: 272
  • Language: English
After the end of World War II when many Southeast Asian nations gained national independence, and up until the Asian Financial Crisis, film industries here had distinctive and colourful histories shaped by unique national and domestic conditions. Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998) addresses the similar themes, histories, trends, technologies and sociopolitical events that have moulded the art and industry of film in this region, identifying the unique characteristics that continue to shape cinema, spectatorship and Southeast Asian filmmaking in the present and the future. Bringing together scholars across the region, chapters explore the conditions that have given rise to today’s burgeoning Southeast Asian cinemas as well as the gaps that manifest as temporal belatedn
  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    • Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998)
      • Gaik Cheng Khoo
  • Section 1: Independence and Post-World War II Filmmaking: Nation-building, Modernity and Golden Eras
    • Introduction: Independence and Post-World War II Filmmaking: Nation-building, Modernity and Golden Eras
      • Mary J. Ainslie
    • 1. A Nation Imagined Differently
      • The Critical Impulse of 1950s Indonesian Cinema
      • Dag Yngvesson and Adrian Alarilla
    • 2. The 1950s Filipino Komiks-to-Film Adaptation during the Studio Era
      • Joyce L. Arriola
    • 3. Pearl Tears on the Silver Screen
      • War Movies and Expanding Burmese Militarism in the Early Independence Years
      • Jane M. Ferguson
    • 4. Gender, Nation and Spatial Mobility in On Top of the Wave, on Top of the Wind
      • Qui-Ha Hoang Nguyen
    • 5. Spectacularity of Nationalism
      • War, Propaganda and Military in Indonesian Cinema during the New Order Era
      • Budi Irawanto
  • Section 2: Key Directors
    • Introduction: Key Directors
      • Gaik Cheng Khoo
    • 6. Two Auteurs in the Indonesian Cinema of the 1970s and 1980s: Sjuman Djaya and Teguh Karya
      • David Hanan and Gaston Soehadi
    • 7. Hussain Haniff and the Place of the Auteur in Popular Malay Cinema
      • Jonathan Driskell
    • 8. Ratana Pestonji and Santi Vina
      • Exploring the ‘Master’ of Thai Cinema during Thailand’s ‘American Era’
      • Mary J. Ainslie
    • 9. Locating Mike de Leon in Philippine Cinema
      • Patrick F. Campos
  • Section 3: Popular Pleasures
    • Introduction: Popular Pleasures
      • Thomas Barker
    • 10. Nora Aunor vs Ferdinand Marcos
      • Popular Youth Films of 1970s Philippine Cinema
      • Chrishandra Sebastiampillai
    • 11. Transnational Exploitation Cinema in Southeast Asia
      • The Cases of Indonesia and the Philippines
      • Thomas Barker and Ekky Imanjaya
    • 12. Mapping Regional Ambivalence and Anxieties in They Call Her … Cleopatra Wong
      • Sophia Siddique
    • 13. The Boonchu Comedy Series
      • Pre-1990s Thai Localism and Modernity
      • Sasinee Khuankaew
  • About the Authors
  • Index
  • List of Illustrations
    • Illustration 10.1 Aunor performing onstage for The Nora Aunor Show (1968-1971)
    • Illustration 11.1 Cynthia Rothrock fronts the poster for Membela Harga Diri/Rage and Honor II (Guy Norris and Ackyl Anwari, 1992)
    • Illustration 12.1 Publicity material for They Call Her… Cleopatra Wong (Bobby A. Suarez, 1978)



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