Winning Hearts and Minds : representations of the Malay in the films of British Malaya / Hassan Abd Muthalib

Abd Muthalib, Hassan (2008) Winning Hearts and Minds : representations of the Malay in the films of British Malaya / Hassan Abd Muthalib. Jurnal Skrin Malaysia, 5. pp. 181-197. ISSN 1823-1020

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Abstract

Traditional entertainment for the Malays in the Malay Archipelago first came in the form of the Malay shadow play. It was nothing more than light entertainment meant for the ordinary Malay to recuperate after a hard day's work in the fields. More light entertainment, this time with song and dance, then appeared with Malay opera and Malay theatre. When Malays stepped into film (beginning in Singapore in 1933), the same fare and presentation was literally transferred onto the screen. Song and dance became one of the pleasures that the Malay looked forward to in films and soon it became a sine qua non for every film.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Abd Muthalib, HassanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS History of Asia > Southeast Asia > Malaysia. Malay Peninsula. Straits Settlements > Malays (Asian people)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Motion pictures > Motion picture industry > Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Artistic and Creative Technology
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Skrin Malaysia
ISSN: 1823-1020
Volume: 5
Page Range: pp. 181-197
Item ID: 11622
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay in films, British Malaya films
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 08:17
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11622

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