LOCAL MOVIES ARE WAY FAR BEHIND THAN FOREIGN MOVIES
Nowadays, we can see in our entertainment industry that art pieces from other countries are much preferable. According to them, local movies are way far behind than foreign movies. In brief to this statement, movies that are made by Malaysian or produced by Malaysian is not quality enough to level with foreign movies and these movies are also less preferable compare to foreign movies. Movies from Hollywood and Bollywood are the highest preferable among our audiences. There are two main factors that affect our entertainment industry’s market which are producers and audiences. Most of the movies producers in our country are business maker, but not the film maker. “Business logic says you need to supply the market with the demand in order to be profitable”. To ensure that their movies are acceptable and people watch their film, producers tend to choose the same theme. Beside that, they also hire the top film stars to act in their movies. The fans will for sure spend their money to watch their favorite actors and actress even though the genre of the movie is same as the previous movie released. Basically, films produced by Malaysian are stereotype. Producers also tend to plagiarize masterpieces from other countries to make their art pieces look good in society’s eye.Since the producers are the business maker, so they are only willing to make low budget film as our market does no really support local film. Next, the audiences play major role in deciding the path of our entertainment industry. Malaysian can be classifying as narrow minded as they prefer to choose calmand relaxing movies rather than watching complicated and mind challenging movies. Malaysian does not prefer those movies as they hate to think and for them, watching movies is for relaxing, not appreciating someone hard works. It is the mind set that has been in Malaysian since ages to underestimated local produced. Whatever produced in Malaysia, by Malaysian, we tend to criticize it. Despite of all the above that causes our movies to look bad, there are still hope init. Recently, many india movies were produced by local directors. India movies use less budget and technology to make a great masterpiece. For instance, the Red Kebaya, byun known director, won international awards. India movies help in bringing the best in our young and talented director and actress. Though india movies are not recognized in our country, other country recognized them as great masterpieces. In addition, not all local directors are suck. They only follow viewer’s taste. Nowadays, local director try learning from other movie industry to improve their skill.Many of them try to apply directing method use in Hollywood but they just not good at ityet. Few of great local director are Yasmin Ahmad and Khabir Bhatia. I do agree that local movies are way far behind than foreign movies as many proof confirm it. Local cinemas nowadays are full with international movies. Despite that, there is still hope as there are many ways that we can to make things better. A joint venture with other film industry can help to make our film industry better. Collaboration with company from Hong Kong can improve the technology used in our film industry.
The ministry, meanwhile, should filter the entering of international movies into our country as it not only kills the industry, but also bringing bad effects to the society. Theyalso should lend budgets for local company so that they can produced great art as greatart cost plenty money. Ministry must approve local movie by giving them appreciation or award to encourage them to produced good materials. “According to Osman Ali, director of Anak Halal, one thing for sure, the nomination will definitely motivate me to keep producing better movies in the future.” He comments after receiving 11 nominations in 21st Malaysia Film Festival. In opinion, our ministry must force the cinemas to play local movies...
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