Thoughts on Films – Episode 7: Gone With The QueenJanuary 25, 2014
We’re back with a new episode and…a new guest! We welcome Ezzah Mahmud, the first ever lady to be featured as a guest on the show. Fikri, Muz and Ezzah discuss about the multiple narrative film, ‘Kolumpo’, and the cities of love. They also explore the much ignored but not forgotten Malaysian film scene, its culture and impact to Malaysians. Of course, along the way they ramble about other films which have nothing to do with Malaysia (or even films at all, for that matter). All this and more on the only film podcast show in Bahasa Malaysia that is not entirely testosterone laden and still very much in touch with the feminine side (we think)!
- The film that’s a love letter to Kuala Lumpur
- Stories within a story, an explanation of multiple-narrative film
- ‘KL Kita’, the ‘Kolumpo’ soundtrack song sang by Yuna featuring Qi Razali
- By the way, Sharifah Amani and Bront Palarae also starred in ‘Psiko Pencuri Hati’
- Paris, Aku Cinta Padamu!
- The Cities of Love series which started with Paris then New York follow by Shanghai, Berlin, Taipei, Mexico City, Rotterdam, New Orleans, Mumbai, Jerusalem, Sydney and Tokyo. As usual, KL will never be part of something cool like this…or will it?
- Give James Wong, the associate producer of Kolumpo and founder of Otto Films Sdn. Bhd., a follow on Twitter!
- A little something on Skim Wajib Tayang
- ‘Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film : Border Crossings and National Cultures’ by William Van Der Heide. And yes, the link is for the whole book
- An article featured in Utusan newspaper discussing about the identity crisis in current Malay films
- Nasir Jani, Rahim Razali and friends
- Some nice readings on film realism…
- …and on ‘KL Gangster’ and its sequel
- Why film posters are important
- Some info about Fikri’s boss, Professor Abdul Razak Mohaideen
- Ezzah’s first cinema experience, Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ and her mother’s favorite movie star
- Lasse Hallstorm’s ‘Chocolat’
- Astro First saves local films, according to David Teoh
- The magic of watching films in cinema
- We all agree that ‘In The Mood For Love’ is one of the most beautiful films ever made
- The legendary Video Home System (VHS)
- The late Yasmin Ahmad’s obituary that came out in The Guardian
- Dain Said’s Bunohan featured in Rotterdam Film Festival
- Diffan Norman, whose ‘Kekasih’ will feature in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
- Our interview with Bradley Liew
- And if we think of ‘Tarzan’, we’ll always want to sing along to the song below. We bet you do too…