Saturday, May 31, 2008

Spot Quiz!

Somewhere in the middle of "Mukhsin", the adult Orked and Jason appear out of the blue. Orked was carrying a baby.

Next, you see them teaching the young Orked and her friend Mukhsin how to fly kites.

In your opinion, why did I put this surreal, wholly anachronistic scene in the film?

In fact, this strange scene was already there at script stage. I remember telling some of my Singaporean friends about my intention to write this scene, even while I was working on the script in Bali. Some of them expressed serious doubts as to whether it would work.

And yet, I included it anyway. Why?

There are no right or wrong answers, of course. I'm just interested in what you think.