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Title: 城市想像与成长寓言: 从梁智强的新加坡青春电影谈起 = URBAN IMAGINARIES AND ALLEGORY OF GROWTH : JACK NEO'S SINGAPORE YOUTH FILMS
Authors: 何颖舒
HE YING SHU
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: 何颖舒, HE YING SHU (2014). 城市想像与成长寓言: 从梁智强的新加坡青春电影谈起 = URBAN IMAGINARIES AND ALLEGORY OF GROWTH : JACK NEO'S SINGAPORE YOUTH FILMS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: During the 80s and 90s of the twentieth century, youth film began to appear among Chinese cinemas. It has formed a new wave especially in the past few years. However, the attention has always been concentrated on youth films produced by the sixth generation directors of PRC and the few most distinguished Taiwanese directors, namely Hou Hsiao- Hsien and Edward Yang. Youth films from other areas only gathered limited attention and lack genre studies. As part of the recent youth film wave, Singapore film directors have made an increased number of awardwinning youth films which are worth studying. Among them, Jack Neo, the most representative Singaporean director, is also famous for his youth films among Chinese cinemas. Therefore, to study his youth film could be a good place to start a genre study on Singapore youth films. This dissertation focuses on four youth films of Jack Neo's: I Not Stupid 2, We Not Naughty, Ah Boys to Men and Ah Boys to Men 2, examines how youth narratives in the films could construct urban imaginaries within the Singapore frame, and explores how motif of development could become an allegory of growth in the localized context.During the 80s and 90s of the twentieth century, youth film began to appear among Chinese cinemas. It has formed a new wave especially in the past few years. However, the attention has always been concentrated on youth films produced by the sixth generation directors of PRC and the few most distinguished Taiwanese directors, namely Hou Hsiao- Hsien and Edward Yang. Youth films from other areas only gathered limited attention and lack genre studies. As part of the recent youth film wave, Singapore film directors have made an increased number of awardwinning youth films which are worth studying. Among them, Jack Neo, the most representative Singaporean director, is also famous for his youth films among Chinese cinemas. Therefore, to study his youth film could be a good place to start a genre study on Singapore youth films. This dissertation focuses on four youth films of Jack Neo's: I Not Stupid 2, We Not Naughty, Ah Boys to Men and Ah Boys to Men 2, examines how youth narratives in the films could construct urban imaginaries within the Singapore frame, and explores how motif of development could become an allegory of growth in the localized context.
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