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Gendering Old and New Malay through Malaysian auteur filmmaker U-Wei Haji Saari's literary adaptations, The Arsonist (1995) and Swing My Swing High, My Darling (2004)

Khoo, Gaik Cheng


This paper discusses two adapted works of the Malay filmmaker U-Wei Haji Saari (b 1954): Kaki Bakar (The Arsonist, 1995), from William Faulkner's short story 'Barn Burning' and Buai Laju- Laju (Swing My Swing High, My Darling, 2004) from the novel by James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice. A close reading of these two films provides some insights into the filmmaker's thoughts on where Malay society is heading in terms of development, progress, social change and cultural values. The films...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/000000010791513157


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