Concentrated Nonsense (cinema edition)

Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things, Vol.1
September 15, 2007, 4:01 pm
Filed under: Updates

Since the last update, Tarantino has come and gone (and is apparently a big fan of Quark Henares’ Keka), Raya Martin’s Autohystoria took the Grand Prize in Cinemanila’s Digitak Lokal competition with John Torres’ Voices… receiving the Jury Prize, Lav Diaz’s Death in the Land of Encantos received a Special Mention in the Orizzonti Documentary section of the Venice Film Festival, and the local Urian awards given out (list of winners and comments on that follow), and I’ve been on all-too-brief trips to Singapore and Bangkok. Ah, so much to discuss!

But also so busy.

So in lieu of a proper update allow me to plug a book compiled and published by Malaysian writer and filmmaker Amir Muhammad (blog link on the left) that I had the pleasure of picking up: Malaysian Politians Say the Darndest Things. An brief interview with Amir about the book can be found here. And the book itself may be purchased online here.

To quote Malaysian Politicians… (a book of quotes whose introduction begins with a quote about quotes):

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.”
– Winston Churchill, as quoted by K. Das

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