Monday, August 31, 2009

beauty and two questions to house answered.

"The world is so beautiful...if only we can see that, share it and keep it that way."

I thought to myself as I sat next to a a wondrous roar of water rushing downstream to the sea.My girlfriend Lola, hugged me from the back saying she was cold...

The Yasmin Ahmad tribute is still on the way.It's taking longer than expected as it is not easy to decide what's best to put in or leave out and I do not just want to make an ad-hoc cut that i'll be half happy about.

That aside. I shall respond to two questions pertaining to house.

Why was the Yasmin scene silent?

The Yasmin scene was intended to show that whatever injustices or hurt occur in life, a little bit of kindness and love can bring about healing and we should all try to always give a little of ourselves and make it a better place for everyone because lets face it, we all have troubles and pains.

A trivia for you all is that when yasmin shot this scene, I actually just instructed her that the boy is sad...please comfort him as a passerby with a gift of kindness.
She jokingly said that if she do it her way, she'll hold up a cigarette to the boy and say "Life sucks doesn't it? Here...have a fag, you'll feel better."

But what she say in shot was actually...

Emak belum datang?
Kau sedih ke? Boleh saya teman sementara?
and then when she sat down she waved away saying 'eee...kerengga'

Her dialogue was removed because I felt that it was stronger.After a whole film of piling and noise, maybe I'll just give my audience birds and the kindness of a stranger. That aside, I thing it's also somewhat more poignant if yasmin's last words were not heard but felt.

Is there really such injustices?

The second question is about whether something like house could happen.Alot of ignorant people seem to be commenting that it couldn't.That if the government evict people, it's because the land wasn't theirs anyway.

My answer is yes it happens, sometimes in very big scale.The marginalization and exploitation of the poor has always been an issue since time began. And I am not against capitalism either, just that maybe we should all sometimes remember that we are all after all fellow human being, capable of hurt and pain; and with that knowledge perhaps we should all be more loving and kinder. Please watch the follow video which is an excerpt to a film that can be found here


afams-chan said...


But I like the first one when Yasmin Ahmad jokingly said that she wanted to do in her way...hehe..

Many of us know her as a film maker with a big heart and therefore some of us are eager to know what she have said to Rama at the end of the film. But when i look from the point of a stranger talking to a stranger, it is true that nowadays people are only thinking about themselves and becoming a human value ignorance. It is true that its very hard to see this kind of scenario nowadays.

By the way Linus, do let us know your next film. Keep up a good work. Make more films. Chaiyok!!

Kevin Chan said...

Hey Linus! Thanks for commenting on my blog and I really want to tell you that your film really managed to touch me deeply. It really was a good short and keep up the good work!

Interesting to note that you are a Nuffnang blogger too!

People like you make us Malaysians proud. (:

- AaRoz - said...

Hey Linus,

Great short film.. Really meaningful.. You really did portray the situation faced by poor-econo people nowadays.. The snobby rich kids bully others, thinking them superiors.. The ignorance of people towards them poor people..

Congrats.. hehe..

Seeing Yasmin in your film, that made me quite sad.. Sigh.. She was, and still is 1 of Malaysia's greatest producer..

May God bestow peace to her.. =]

And you, keep rocking'!! Good luck!! XD



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