Confluence of costume and make up in defining communisim via independent documentary / Mohd Nor Shahizan Ali ...[et al.]

Shahizan Ali, Mohd Nor and Mohamed Salim, Neesa Ameera and Mohd Khalis, Faryna (2021) Confluence of costume and make up in defining communisim via independent documentary / Mohd Nor Shahizan Ali ...[et al.]. Voice of Academia (VOA), 17 (1). pp. 232-242. ISSN 2682-7840

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Abstract

The usage of costume and make-up to convey the message of an independent documentary is seen as an added value for audiences to digest the producers’ idea. Using an independent documentary ‘The Last Communist (2006)’(TLC) work of Amir Muhammad, this study discusses the ‘reading’ of costume and make-up based on the cultural, ideology and technological narrative message. The costume and make-up are highly posed and are set in descriptive meaning to make them relevant across the globe. They represent actual places or tragedy, and they document witness, which symbolically represents moods such as ‘contentment’ and ‘freedom’. This study implied a focus group discussion with eight informants (final year undergraduate students comprising three boys and five girls studying at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) whom have watched ‘The Last Communist (2006)’. The topic of discussion is focused only on the costume and make-up. It is debatable that costume and make-up reading cannot be described adequately in formal terms only. Rather, they are considered to be visual representations of metaphorical thoughts or concepts and the changing of time and mass. The implication will then be the ability to add more natural presentation and make the independent documentary more appealing. This study suggests the selection of costume and make-up by a producer that represents cultural and technological elements and how they have affected the reading of the post-independence group, thereby making this independent documentary as a byproduct quietly injecting the historiography and the struggle of the communists

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Item Type: Article
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Shahizan Ali, Mohd Nor
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Mohamed Salim, Neesa Ameera
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Mohd Khalis, Faryna
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > Customs relative to public and social life
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 2682-7840
Volume: 17
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 232-242
Keywords: Costume and Make-up, Independent Documentary, Post-Independence Group, Reading
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/47420
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