Celluloid Singapore : Cinema, Performance and the National Paperback / softback
by Edna Lim
Part of the Traditions in World Cinema series
Celluloid Singapore is a ground-breaking study of the three major periods in Singapore's fragmented cinema history, namely the golden age of the 1950s and 60s, the post-studio 1970s, and the revival from the 1990s onwards.
Set against the context of Singapore's own trajectory of development, the book poses two central questions: how can the films of each period be considered 'Singapore' films, and how is this cinema specifically national?
The book argues that the films of these three periods collectively constitute a national cinema through different performances of Singapore, offering a critical framework for understanding this cinema and its history in relation to the development of the country and the national.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 31/08/2019
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781474452250
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