First published in 2000 and now comprehensively updated, "Latent Images: Film in Singapore" is a pioneering reference work on Singapore cinema. Using new illustrations, the authors catalogue the country's film landscape from the early days of local film production through the end of 2007, and present new discoveries on the city's film history that throw fresh light on its earliest feature productions. The book's discussion of Singapore film production between 2000 and 2007 covers more than 50 new feature films, and also looks at Singapore cinema in its regional and wider contexts. The book also provides discussions of short film production and its impact on the development of filmmaking in the country, on censorship and film classification, and interviews with industry professionals and filmmakers. Expanded appendices provide quick reference to bio-filmographies of important Singapore filmmakers, statistics from the Singapore International Film Festival, and a full list of films produced in Singapore between 1927 and 2007.
Clearly written and organized for quick and easy reference, the volume is an essential reference work for anyone interested in Asian cinema and popular culture in Southeast Asia.
Jan UHDE is Professor of Film Studies at the Department of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is the author of Vision and Persistence, a history of the Ontario Film Institute and founding editor of Kinema, a journal for film and audiovisual media. Yvonne NG UHDE is an Independent Researcher. She writes for the International Film Guide.