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Visualizing Islamic law and values in Semerah Padi (1956): P. Ramlee as cinematographic auteur

Mohd Zaki, Nurul Ezzati Aisyaa and Mustaffa, Che Su and Irmawati, Noer Doddy (2014) Visualizing Islamic law and values in Semerah Padi (1956): P. Ramlee as cinematographic auteur. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 341-347. ISSN 1877-0428

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In film studies, the Auteur Theory is mainly employed to explore film directors’ signature styles in creating their mastery artifacts.Individual style of a director in filmmaking is based on his/her preferences; genre, theme, mise-en-scéne, cinematography or even casts line-up.Grounded by American auteur scholar, Andrew Sarris's idea of ‘how’ in style and techniques a director conveys ‘what’ in film storytelling, this paper looks at P. Ramlee's cinematographic style in expressing Islamic notion in his 1956 film, Semerah Padi.Qualitative content analysis was conducted on the film in order to identify P. Ramlee's cinematographic tendencies and by taking up a semiotics approach; the researcher interpreted and discussed his distinctive style as an auteur statured filmmaker.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film studies; cinematography; auteur; P. Ramlee; Islamic films
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Che Su Mustaffa
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 02:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 06:25

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