Showing posts with label BUKU UNTUK FILEM: KAMI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BUKU UNTUK FILEM: KAMI. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Up to #3

MPH Local Non-Fiction Bestsellers for the Week Ending 26 October

1. Mahathir Mohamad: An Illustrated Biography
by E. Yu

2. CheDet.com Blog Merentasi Halangan (bilungual)
by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

3. Buku Untuk Filem: KAMI
by Fariza Azlina Isahak


4. March 8 The Day Malaysia Woke Up
by Kee Thuan Chye

5. Resipi Bonda
by Hajjah Teh Mohd Hassan

6. The Kampung Boy
by Lat

7. The Millionaire Formula
By Jeffrey Chiew & Tan Thiam Hock

8. Sendiri Mau Ingat
by Dr HM Tuah Iskandar

9. Tipping Points
by Oon Yeoh

10. Rahsia Buat Duit Dengan Internet
by Wan Mohd.Syazwan Wan Sukri

Friday, 24 October 2008

#5 for the second week

MPH Local Non-Fiction Bestsellers for the Week Ending 19 October

1. Mahathir Mohamad: An Illustrated Biography
Author : E. Yu

2. March 8 the Day Malaysia Woke Up
Author : Kee Thuan Chye

3. Resipi Bonda: Koleksi Masakan Tradisional Melayu
Author : Hajjah Teh Mohd Hassan

4. Life is an Open Secret: You, Me and We (18 Inspirational Stories from Ordinary Life Experiences)
Author : Zabrina A. Bakar

5. Buku Untuk Filem: KAMI
Author : Fariza Azlina Isahak


6. Joey Yap's Pure Feng Shui
Author : Joey Yap

7. Buat Duit Dengan Rumah
Author : Shamsudin Abd Kadir

8. The Malays: Their Problems and Future
Author : Syed Husin Ali

9. The Malaysian Indians: History, Problems and Future
Author : Tate, Desmond

10. Duit Banyak Bertambah Banyak
Author : Hazeline Ayoup, Norfaiezah Sawandi, et al

Saturday, 18 October 2008

#5 on the non-fiction (?) best-seller list

MPH Non-Fiction Bestseller List for the Week Ending 12 October

1. Mahathir Mohamad: An Illustrated Biography
Author : E. Yu

2. Chedet.com Blog Merentasi Halangan (Dwi Bahasa)
Author : Dr Mathathir Mohamad

3. March 8 the Day Malaysia Woke Up
Author : Kee Thuan Chye

4. Resipi Bonda: Koleksi Masakan Tradisional Melayu
Author : Hajjah Teh Mohd Hassan

5. KAMI: Buku Untuk Filem
Author : Fariza Azlina Isahak


6. The Malays: Their Problems and Future
Author : Syed Husin Ali

7. Dilema Melayu
Author : Mahathir Bin Mohamad

8. Lim Guan Eng: Dari Penjara Ke Tampuk Kuasa
Author : Wan Hamidi Hamid

9. Keganasan, Penipuan & Internet: Hegemoni Media Daulah Pecah
Author : Hishamuddin Rais

10. Rahsia Buat Duit dengan Internet: 10 Langkah Mudah Menjadi Usahawan Dot.Com
Author : Wan Mohd.Syazwan Wan Sukri; et al

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Buku Untuk Filem, why ah?

A journalist who turned up last night asked a few obvious questions ("What is this event? What is this book? What is in it?" - all while holding a copy of said book) but she also asked why I thought of publishing it.

Well...

Way back in the last century, I was a Law student. On impulse, I took a few Film Studies classes because the university allowed me to do so. Lo, my Film grades ended up higher than what I got for Law!

My three years at university were when I learned the most about film. And one of the hallmarks of that era was that I would buy screenplay books of films I liked. Of course, we are talking about the last century here, so the films were Reservoir Dogs, Fargo, Sex Lies and Videotape dan yang sewaktu dengannya. I would often buy them second-hand and eschew the ones with too many glossy colour pictures.

Although I am too lazy and non-discriminating to be a real cinephile, those books did help me to know the films better, and to see filmmaking as something I might conceivably do.

When I was based at Indonesia's Miles Films for half of 2004, I was also pleased to see that this company actively published the screenplays of its own films, such as Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? and Eliana, Eliana.

So although, yes, it's part of merchandising and will hardly change the world, Buku Untuk Filem is a series I started because it will help us to know some movies better. And that's surely one of the ways that we can make other, interesting movies later.

The next one after KAMI will be for the film ESTET, written and directed by Mamat Khalid; the book will be edited by Ajami Hashim. It should be out early next year, God willing.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Jemputan ke pelancaran buku

Buku Untuk Filem KAMI akan dilancarkan Sabtu ini (27 September).

Tempat: The Annexe, Central Market, KL.
* (dewan sama dengan pameran poster "Wayang Kita-Kita")

Masa: 8-10pm.

* Buku terbitan Matahari Books ini ialah edisi terhad yang mengandungi lakonlayar yang lengkap (termasuk babak-babak yang telah disingkir daripada filem) serta bahan bacaan bonus yang menelusuri pembikinan filem KAMI.

Pembikin filem serta beberapa pemeran utamanya akan hadir.

Kudapan disediakan :-)

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Postal pre-orders!

You can now pre-order Buku Untuk Filem KAMI.

The price is RM30 (free shipping anywhere in Malaysia).

Each book is numbered from 1 to 1,000. I am reserving the first five for the film's screenwriter, co-director, producer as well as the book's editor and designer. So #6 onwards will be on sale. (I myself aim to keep only #1,000).

Each pre-ordered book will be autographed by the screenwriter and co-director Fariza Azlina Isahak, and the book's editor Ahmad Kamal Abu Bakar. If you'd like a dedication, let us know what name to put there lah.

Pre-orders will run for 3 weeks, until 25 September. The pre-ordered books will be posted on 27 September. After that, the book will be sent to selected bookstores.

Kindly dump the money to Maybank account 014105120512 (Amir Muhammad) and email your confirmation as well as postal address to matahari.books@gmail.com .

Thanks mucho :-)

Sample pages

This book was laid out by the cute young things of Bright Lights at Midnight (who also did New Malaysian Essays 1).





Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Coming soon from Matahari Books

Buku Untuk Filem is a series of limited-edition (and numbered!) books to accompany selected Malaysian films. Each book will be released just as the film comes out.

The book will have the complete screenplay (with scenes that were dropped from the final film) as well as bonus stuff like essays and interviews. It is a large-format paperback (20.5 cm tall and 25.5 cm wide).

The main fun for me is to match each film with a book editor whom I think can do it justice.




Series Title: BUKU UNTUK FILEM
Title: KAMI
Screenwriter: Fariza Azlina Isahak
Book Editor: Ahmad Kamal Abu Bakar
Length: 156 pages
ISBN: 983-43596-3-8
Price: RM30

Print run is 1,000 copies. No reprints.

Images from the book will be posted soon. In the meantime, this is the trailer for the film, which comes out 1 October:



Rokenrol!