Oct 31, 2008

7 Stops

I remember telling my story to Malaysian actress, Maya Karin (damn beautiful broad she is) about a journey of guy on a highway and where he met a beautiful perfect woman of anyone’s dream. She loved the story. Well, in my head, this perfect woman would be God. Inspired by Saleh Ben Joned’s khalwat dengan Tuhan and Syeikh Hamzah Fansuri that God is in his pocket, I wrote my story and named it 7 Perhentian.

Kahwin jugak kau akhirnya ye!

“What is with the number 7?”
Adman Salleh, a prominent Malaysian director asked me and I said: “Well, it’s the significant number in any religion.”


Then, the film was made and has Saniboey Mohd Ismail as the “penulis skrip” and was directed by the most prolific director, an Associate Professor I must say, Abdul Razak Mohaideen. The producers even got former Malaysian Beauty Queen, Erra Fazira and the hensem, Farid Kamil to star in the film.


Korang tahu tak berapa banyak filem Razak dah bikin? Banyak giler okay!

Damn. I was a film script writer. Can you believe that I had “what the fuck…” going in my head for months! Frankly, I wasn’t that happy as I should be as the gist of the story was butchered to accommodate the world of commercial films in Malaysia. Nevertheless, the title I had as “penulis skrip” was okay. At least, you know, I can say, I wrote a film.

Last week, I wrote again. Not a film no more, but for the 4th consecutive year, I wrote the host and presenters’ script for Anugerah Skrin 2008 (ASK2008) that’s going to be held on Nov 7th, 2008.

I remember writing the the ASK2006 script where I went all out telling about the history of TV and even quoted Edward R Murrow, just to have it made fun of by the three of the most prominent actresses in Malaysia, one of them, of course was Madam Erra Fazira.


Dah lah tak kenal, lepas tu buat lawak pulak. Ada ke patut?

This time around, the ASK2008 script won’t be quoting Murrow because I believe, I have to write some sort on the level of the mindset and mentality of the local Malaysian artists. Don’t blame them, they have gone so far already, they have strived and sooner or later they will know Murrow, an American journalist and television and radio figure who has done series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada and even historians consider him among journalism's greatest figures.

I know…I know, I should have just quoted David Teoh or something.

Produser filem Melayu paling prolifik di Malaysia. Karyanya agung-agung belaka.


• Hey, this is my first entry and I shall be writing in Malay + English, Manglish, Singlish…as long as I think it would make you understand.

7 comments:

shin said...

Dear Cikgu,

Alhamdulillah, after sooooo many years, i get the chance to read your sharp n spicy write ups. i miss reading sentiasa manja EVERYDAY, especially your section. thank you for being such a great cikgu.

Yours truly,
Pain-in-the-ass Girl
Penang

Anonymous said...

David Teoh pentingkan kuantiti dari kualiti dan populariti. Cuba buat macam Hitchcock dan M. Night bila sering keluar untuk cameo dalam filem sendiri. Tapi bawak watak bodoh, serupa takyah.

Alida Abidin

SANIBOEY said...

Hidup dalam dunia kapitalisme sama saja senarionya seperti filem Coppola, siri The Godfather.

ry-far said...

wow..i didnt know u are the script write for the movie..hehe..impressive!

SANIBOEY said...

Well, I did but I guess, if you heard the "niat" and maksud tersirat dan tersuratnya, ia lebih bermakna.

theNabil said...

I just learned about Edward R Murrow in Creative Studies class on Yellow Journalism.

Haha, i guess there are differences between "Public Figure" and "Barbie". :p

DonCorleone said...

The Nabil - Am so glad that you learned Murrow's Yellow Journalism. Try to get the 7 Rule of Edward R Murrow lepas ni ye. Very interesting that one for apply very more for TV, not newsprint.

Oct 31, 2008

7 Stops

I remember telling my story to Malaysian actress, Maya Karin (damn beautiful broad she is) about a journey of guy on a highway and where he met a beautiful perfect woman of anyone’s dream. She loved the story. Well, in my head, this perfect woman would be God. Inspired by Saleh Ben Joned’s khalwat dengan Tuhan and Syeikh Hamzah Fansuri that God is in his pocket, I wrote my story and named it 7 Perhentian.

Kahwin jugak kau akhirnya ye!

“What is with the number 7?”
Adman Salleh, a prominent Malaysian director asked me and I said: “Well, it’s the significant number in any religion.”


Then, the film was made and has Saniboey Mohd Ismail as the “penulis skrip” and was directed by the most prolific director, an Associate Professor I must say, Abdul Razak Mohaideen. The producers even got former Malaysian Beauty Queen, Erra Fazira and the hensem, Farid Kamil to star in the film.


Korang tahu tak berapa banyak filem Razak dah bikin? Banyak giler okay!

Damn. I was a film script writer. Can you believe that I had “what the fuck…” going in my head for months! Frankly, I wasn’t that happy as I should be as the gist of the story was butchered to accommodate the world of commercial films in Malaysia. Nevertheless, the title I had as “penulis skrip” was okay. At least, you know, I can say, I wrote a film.

Last week, I wrote again. Not a film no more, but for the 4th consecutive year, I wrote the host and presenters’ script for Anugerah Skrin 2008 (ASK2008) that’s going to be held on Nov 7th, 2008.

I remember writing the the ASK2006 script where I went all out telling about the history of TV and even quoted Edward R Murrow, just to have it made fun of by the three of the most prominent actresses in Malaysia, one of them, of course was Madam Erra Fazira.


Dah lah tak kenal, lepas tu buat lawak pulak. Ada ke patut?

This time around, the ASK2008 script won’t be quoting Murrow because I believe, I have to write some sort on the level of the mindset and mentality of the local Malaysian artists. Don’t blame them, they have gone so far already, they have strived and sooner or later they will know Murrow, an American journalist and television and radio figure who has done series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada and even historians consider him among journalism's greatest figures.

I know…I know, I should have just quoted David Teoh or something.

Produser filem Melayu paling prolifik di Malaysia. Karyanya agung-agung belaka.


• Hey, this is my first entry and I shall be writing in Malay + English, Manglish, Singlish…as long as I think it would make you understand.

7 comments:

shin said...

Dear Cikgu,

Alhamdulillah, after sooooo many years, i get the chance to read your sharp n spicy write ups. i miss reading sentiasa manja EVERYDAY, especially your section. thank you for being such a great cikgu.

Yours truly,
Pain-in-the-ass Girl
Penang

Anonymous said...

David Teoh pentingkan kuantiti dari kualiti dan populariti. Cuba buat macam Hitchcock dan M. Night bila sering keluar untuk cameo dalam filem sendiri. Tapi bawak watak bodoh, serupa takyah.

Alida Abidin

SANIBOEY said...

Hidup dalam dunia kapitalisme sama saja senarionya seperti filem Coppola, siri The Godfather.

ry-far said...

wow..i didnt know u are the script write for the movie..hehe..impressive!

SANIBOEY said...

Well, I did but I guess, if you heard the "niat" and maksud tersirat dan tersuratnya, ia lebih bermakna.

theNabil said...

I just learned about Edward R Murrow in Creative Studies class on Yellow Journalism.

Haha, i guess there are differences between "Public Figure" and "Barbie". :p

DonCorleone said...

The Nabil - Am so glad that you learned Murrow's Yellow Journalism. Try to get the 7 Rule of Edward R Murrow lepas ni ye. Very interesting that one for apply very more for TV, not newsprint.