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Our entertainment industry is, next to 'pathetic', .. in the sense of mindset of certain people who's actually even inside the industry and the people who listen and watch the productions or the critics.
I dont understand why people here like to label certain music or movies or even the type of person in an entertainment business as either urban or rural. C'mon if you are not 'berjiwa seni' (artistic mind) please stop categorizing certain patented arts creation or ideas as urban or rural. For me, music is universal, so is movies, no matter what language, what genre or whatever issues.. it is universal. I guess they judge that base on the group of people who support the artiste/production.
For instants, the rnb singer like Sheila Majid - they call her music as urban - so only urban people listen to the music - ekkk ( the sound of wrong-answer-in-quiz-tv-game-show ), I have friends in rural areas love her music. I'm a fan of her since 1984 - and for me her music is fresh and entertaining ( she is now pregnant second child with Acis - WOWWiiee Congratulations! for a 4o+ year old woman ). I used to not missed any of her album, any of her concerts and any of her public appearance - but i'm not a fanatic fans - I'm just one her fans who loves her music - And that doesnt make me not like to listen the pops, rocks, hiphop and even traditional songs ( even i grew up in urban areas ) - Labelling a rock music is a 'drugged' music and traditional music as 'kampung' ( "village 'ing") .. is not nice. I personally loves the catchy tunes in our traditional songs and 'head-banging' Rock Music,the oldies, 'archipelago"s or 'world music's like zainal abidin's and m.nasir's music is very interesting. In other words, its up to the individual choice.
As Music is universal regardless the language, so is Movies, no matter..if the msgs is well delivered to the right audiences than theres no such thing as rural or urban or intelectual or stupid movies - movies are judge on the storyline, the cast, the cinematoraphy and the script..mainly, and the movie should be just quality or not, worth watching, no such labelling as slapstick, lawak bodoh et cetera. so what..if it is slapstick? or lawak bodoh? - not everybody thinks the same. This is due to the TV3 program Sensasi that invited Afdlin Shauki and Prof Razak, trying to label their movies as kampung and urban and it is a sad issue, Prof Razak make money with his movie more than afdlin due to his 'kampung' movie and afdlin movie has more 'intelectual quality". For me, if i watch Prof movie - i expect his 'kind' of movie and so is Afdlin's, you dont go to prof movie and expect afdlin kinda work vice versa, also if u watch Yasmeen's movie, don't expect it is like Shuhaimi Baba kinda work and vice versa - who's one is greater than who - you must know what to expect from this directors, then we can open up.. and then theres issues on who's movie goin abroad - of course we should choose the balance of the 4 points and they are qualified altho they are not makin money in this country.. ish...actually theres more to argue about our movies.. for me we have to stop labelling and watch movies that u like to watch, who else to support them - accept us.. I used to not like to watch malaysian movies , but now when theres varieties - Issues! - well i guess it is good to colour up the industry.. but positive one please.. no need hollywood as example, thailand n indonesia's production has it.
..and i will not 'banned' any artiste just because she/he has any personal problems or attitude, as long as the production has quality ... the basis is the right work attitude produce a great result.. locally or abroad
and i'm now in love with Adibah Noor - big size, big heart, beautiful voice... all the best for the
AJL21 final Dib! ;-)
Me and shiela 28th Dec 1985, at my cousin's wedding in Ipoh. Shiela. latest picts