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The Cinema of Small Nations$
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Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625369

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.001.0001

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Singapore

Singapore

Chapter:
(p.127) 7. Singapore
Source:
The Cinema of Small Nations
Author(s):

Mette Hjort

Duncan Petrie

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0008

This chapter focuses on the revitalization of Singapore cinema over a period of approximately two decades. Three tendencies are seen as characteristic of this period, namely cultural nationalism, technocratic nationalism, and ambivalent nationalism. Specific films are shown to have been shaped by and thus to illustrate these tendencies. Films produced by Raintree Pictures within the context of a regional film paradigm are seen as especially revealing, as are independent productions by such filmmakers as Erik Khoo and Royston Tan.

Keywords:   Singapore cinema, cultural nationalism, technocratic nationalism, ambivalent nationalism, Raintree Pictures, Erik Khoo, Royston Tan

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