Film in Singapore
When we talk about Malay films during the days of black and white movies, P. Ramlee never fails to come to mind. One of the accomplished songwriters who learnt from him is Yusnor Ef. Film historian and critic, Yusnor will host these sessions in July to honour P Ramlee.
Black & White Affair of Malay Cinema: Then & Now
Saturday, 10 July, 9.45 am – 12.30 pm
Meeting Point: Information Counter, Level 1, National Library Building
Jalan Ampas Studios was where the production of Malay films in Singapore started. Now vacant, the place used to bustle with life and boasted a celebrated line-up of directors and stars, one of whom was P. Ramlee. What stories does the place hold now?
After such vast modernisation in Singapore, are the places found in P. Ramlee’s movies still standing today? Join us on a discovery trail of these places in black and white. Mr Yusnor Ef lends his expertise and knowledge based on his years of learning from P. Ramlee and many more on education and research. Learn more about the actor, singer, scriptwriter and director from Yusnor as he shares his personal memories of P. Ramlee.
As we will be outdoors part of the programme, please be in comfortable attire and walking shoes.
Places are limited, so please register at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg, ‘Singapore’.
Black & White Affair of Malay Cinema: Language & Dialogue
Saturday, 10 July, 2.00 – 3.30 pm
The POD, Level 16, National Library Building
Marked as the icon in Malay entertainment, P. Ramlee’s works extended to the music industry and literary scene. Among some, his movies taught lessons of love, marriage, friendship and survival against the backdrop of community living in the kampungs. Still popular among modern Malay viewers, his movies were enjoyed by non-Malays.
Join us as we review and understand dialogues and language in some of Ramlee’s films from Mr Yusnor Ef as he brings insights into many of P. Ramlee’s films and the play of poetry, songs, dialogue and humour in the films.
To join us, please register at http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg, ‘Singapore’.