Cosmopolitan Intimacies: Malay Film Music of the Independence Era

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NUS Press, 31.05.2018 - 416 Seiten
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The golden age of Malay film in the 1950s and 1960s was the product of a musical and cultural cosmopolitanism in the service of a nation-making process based on ideas of Malay ethnonationalism, initially fluid, increasingly homogenised over time. The commercial films of the period, and in particular their film music, from national cultural icons P. Ramlee and Zubir Said, remain important reference points for Malaysia and Singapore to this day. This is the first in-depth study of the film music of the period. It brings together ethnomusicological and cultural studies perspectives.

Written in an engaging manner, thoroughly illustrated and incorporating musical scores, the book will appeal to dedicated film fans, musicians, composers and film-makers interested in Southeast Asia and the Malay world. But equally, the conceptual framework will be of interest to a broad range of scholars of Southeast Asia, as it brings together ideas of cosmopolitanism and cultural intimacy to narrate a history of nation-making in the region. 

 

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Inhalt

Introduction
1
Decolonising Motifs
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Technologies of Classiness and Narratives of Class
135
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169
Disquieting Denouement
181
Indiepretations of Zubir Said and P Ramlee
227
National Museum
245
Malay Film Music of the Independence
271
Conclusion
273
Appendices
281
Glossary of NonEnglish Terms
320
Adil Johan
324
Filmography
339
Index
345
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Über den Autor (2018)

Adil Johan is a saxophonist, ethnomusicologist and research fellow at the Institute for Ethnic Studies (KITA) in the National University of Malaysia.

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