The B-Movie – A Welcomed Mental Asylum

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2021 EDITORIAL
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I DON'T LOVE them; I don’t hate them. But I think they are indispensable. They are very much a necessary by-product of the film industry, the way any form of art spills out items generally considered inferior in quality. Yet, these items are not without value, be it in themselves or as vital inspiration for the mainstream of their genre.I am talking of course about B-movies.Now, I have noticed that the more knackered I am, the more I wish to...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: