Revival of the epic film & the Malaysian audience / Wan Aida Wan Yahaya

Wan Yahaya, Wan Aida (2006) Revival of the epic film & the Malaysian audience / Wan Aida Wan Yahaya. Jurnal Skrin Malaysia, 3. pp. 189-210. ISSN 1823-1020

Abstract

The turn of the new century has seen a massive turn in the film industry. Films are evolving with various up to date technology, and old films are being given a new breathe due to the surge in digital effects. Films.such as STAR WARS and BATMAN have returned with a vengeance as a result of all this technology. However, not only are old films brought back to life, but the global film industry has witnessed the return of the epic film. In Hollywood with epic films such as TROY and KING ARTHUR, in Thailand with the presentation of SURIYOTHAI (2001), in Indonesia with TJOET NJA DHIEN (1988) and without leaving out our own PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG (2004), after a 16 year absence of the Malaysian epic genre. With the above in mind, the purpose of this study is to identify the possibility and the potential of future Malay epics being produced and well received by the Malaysian audience.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Wan Yahaya, Wan AidaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Audiences
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Motion pictures > Motion picture industry > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Motion pictures > Epic films
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Skrin Malaysia
Journal: UiTM Journal > Jurnal Skrin Malaysia
ISSN: 1823-1020
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 189-210
Item ID: 11606
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epic film, Malaysian audience
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11606

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