In line with sinema.sgâ€™s mantra in giving a greater voice to all Singapore filmmakers to showcase their works and giving Singapore film lovers an opportunity to get in-depth with filmmakers of yesterday and tomorrow, we are proud to present talking sinema â€“ a series of presentations by film people for film people.
What defines originality in a film? This question is often hardly contested when comparing a particular movie with the plethora of possible or alleged blueprints, scrupulously registered items on any critic’s evaluation chart. Likewise any filmmaker knows that uncomfortable, queasy feeling lurking behind their latest idea that the very thing has been done before, somewhere by someone for sure.
Think Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, and immediately an emotionally moving palette of colours comes to mind. In any lyrical cinematic masterpiece, besides the director’s brilliant vision, the art director’s eye for details, and the costume-designer’s exquisite craft, there is another often overlooked individual — the colourist.