Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Special Issue is Out! "The Bad, The Worse, and The Worst: The Significance of Indonesian Cult, Exploitation, and B Movies"

Plaridel  Journal, Special Issue, Vol 11, Issue No. 2, 2014.
Guest Editor: Ekky Imanjaya
(PhD Candidate, University of East Anglia, UK;
faculty member, school of Film, Binus International, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia)

1.      A Note from the Editor : The Significance of Indonesian Cult, Exploitation,  and B-Movies
By Ekky Imanjaya (guest editor; PhD Candidate, University of East Anglia;  Lecturer, Bina Nusantara University)

2.      Exploiting Indonesia: From “Primitives” to “Outraged Fugitives”
By Thomas Barker (Assistant Professor of Film and Television,  the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

3.              The Raiding Dutchmen: Colonial stereotypes, identity and Islam in Indonesian B-movies

By Eric Sasono  (postgraduate student at Film Studies Department, King’s College, London)

4.      The Earth is Getting Hotter: Urban Inferno and Outsider Women’s Collectives in Bumi Makin Panas
By Dag Yngvesson (PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota)

5.       Challenging New Order’s Gender Ideology in Benyamin Sueb’s Betty Bencong Slebor: A Queer Reading
By Maimunah Munir (doctoral program student , South East Asian Studies, the University of Sydney,  Australia)

6.      Genre versus Local Specificity: Configuring Rangda and Durga in Balinese and Bengali Films
By Makbul Mubarak  (Lecturer, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara)—coming soon.

7.      Beneath Still Waters: Brian Yuzna and the Transnational Indonesian Terror Text
By Xavier Mendik  (Associate Head in the School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Brighton, Director of Cine-Excess International Film Festival


1.      When East Meets West: American and Chinese influences on early Indonesian Action cinema

The List of Filmography of Early Indonesian Action Movies (1926-1941)
compiled by by Bastian Meiresonne (Asian movies specialist, director of Garuda Power: The Spirit Within)

2.      On Lady Terminator
Interview with Barbara Anne Constable
By Andrew Leavold (Ph.D. candidate, Griffith University, director of “The Search for Weng Weng”)

3.      Beneath Still Waters: The Brian Yuzna Interview
By Xavier Mendik

4.      Scripting an Indonesian Monster: The John Penney Interview:

By Xavier Mendik