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Movie Magic

Singapore has a long tradition of movie making, although it has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Originally, a lot of movies were screened for the sizable immigrant population. Cantonese opera for Chinese immigrants that evolved to movies, Indian movies for Indian immigrants, Malay language movies. The first public screening was in 1902, followed by a 'golden period' when several cinemas opened. During the WWII Japanese occupation, they were mostly used for screening propaganda films; how the Japanese were striving for 'an Asia for Asians'. Today the dominant players in this business are the Shaw Brothers and Cathay Organization. 

Movie Magic

Singapore has a long tradition of movie making, although it has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Originally, a lot of movies were screened for the sizable immigrant population. Cantonese opera for Chinese immigrants that evolved to movies, Indian movies for Indian immigrants, Malay language movies. The first public screening was in 1902, followed by a 'golden period' when several cinemas opened. During the WWII Japanese occupation, they were mostly used for screening propaganda films; how the Japanese were striving for 'an Asia for Asians'. Today the dominant players in this business are the Shaw Brothers and Cathay Organization. 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2012, 00:46
One of my first paid jobs [age 11] was as a projectionist in the town's picture theatre...I built up a fine collection of picture posters, but they are all gone now.

Picture posters are a wonderful art-form.

Nice image, Ayush.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 Sep 2012, 02:24
wow those are cooool movie posters!! great shot of them too, dramatic lighting
This is a colorful presentation - I like your angle - the info is quite interesting too!
this is a great collection of movie posters Ayush... i like the angle that you used to frame them....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2012, 06:58
The oriental version of Bollywood I suppose Ayush
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 14 Sep 2012, 07:28
I thought that these were boys comics at first sight Ayush.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2012, 07:29
Most interesting, Ayush, and educational.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 14 Sep 2012, 08:04
Movie posters are always so good. Love these colourful posters. Great angle!!
Looks like a good mix of action and romance films!
A slice of entertainment history - wonderful Ayush!
  • Alan
  • Mukilteo, Washington.
  • 14 Sep 2012, 15:01
Very colourful. It was interesting to hear of the development of cinema there. Ours is very heavily influenced by Hollywood although Bollywood is having some influence in places.
looking into yesteryear, nice one
Fascinating insight Ayush - big fan of foreign cinema but don't think I've seen anything from Singapore as yet - will make a point of researching!
Good angle. Beautiful posters.

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