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If you look at Jack Neo's bio on Wikipedia, it states that the Best Director Award he won at the 1998 Silver Screen Awards is for a short firm, without mentioning the title. Other sources mention the title of that short firm as "Replacement Killers".
In any case, "Money No Enough" is definitely no short film, so Wikipedia is contradicting itself in two different articles (which can definitely happen).
From other sources, it is most likely the case that the bio page is correct and the "Money No Enough" page is not, so I think the TS should recheck this.
Last edited by satay16; 29th December 2006 at 01:35 PM.
Budget = S$1000
Imagine if we had Jack Neo's resources
And i'm still not getting why anyone's making such a big fuss...What happened to good ol' fashioned free speech - this is a kopitiam. Geeez. Anyone ever been to www.dvxuser.com ? Much more easygoing(and amusing) when criticisms are brought to bear. Quite frankly, Homerun was a joke, the I Not Stupids were better but by no means the standard expected from movies with a budget that big. I've seen way better from internetional independent productions. I'm sure everyone can agree that Jack Neo features are just 90 minute long sitcoms
Last edited by MalcolmOng; 29th December 2006 at 01:45 PM.
I'd really really like to tell you as a freelance practitioner to STFU. But i wont because its "free speech".
1: if you wanna have so much free speech and not get comments against your "free speech" by all means post in dvxuser.
2: as much as i really dun like jack neo's films, i have to give it to the man that at least he can make films the way he wants it to run.
3: How would u know his budget is that huge? Since you compare it to international independant productions, i can assure you his budget is not that huge.
4: Why do you need to prove your point by showing us ur link and telling us your budget unless you desperately crave for attention for viewership?
5: If your complains on Jack is so huge. WHy not try to get your film on the big screen and get ppl to pay for it and make it into a box office chart?
Can you do all the above? If you cant then stop the rants about a senior in this trade who can, based on your own narrow thinking.
Eh firstly I think you guys are taking this far too seriously. Mal just brought up what he thought was a mis-given award to Jack Neo for an entitlement which should've gone too Tay. Then this somehow became a 'flame Jack Neo' thread and now an anti-Malcolm-Wiki-thread. The point here is not whether or not we like Neo but rather the validity of that award.
So what if people don't like Jack Neo?
I respect the fella but everyone's entitled to his or her own opinion. Article 14 of our defunct constitution even gaurantees that right... Albeit in a limited way. Anyhow, my point is basically just to let the people say whatever they want to say because I doubt Mr Neo would be calling up Mr Singh of Drew & Napier anytime soon. Its a KOPITIAM for crying out loud - A place where old men get together to lambast *** politicians and GST hikes! So give the man a break and let freedom of speech take its course. Whether you hate or love Jack Neo, no one should have the right to tell you what to think or say. Singaporeans have to lighten up. Not everyone's Chee Soon Juan, JBJ, or Tang Liang Hong...
Besides, both Mal's parents are top-notch lawyers and I'm pretty sure they can defend him decently if it ever boils down to that
IMDB - he makes films with an average budget of a million dollars
methinks i just got flamed
Eh whats this man? P-A-P is asteriked? Wow talk about censorship....A place where old men get together to lambast *** politicians and GST hikes!
Anyway speaking of international independent productions, children of heaven, the original version of homerun was made on a third of the budget at which jack neo accomplished homerun. Sure its a feat to be singapore's most commercially successful director, but really.
you need to understand that opinions are one thing. Statements are another. as long as it is in written form and made known to the 3rd party with malicious intent to defame (in which this case is probably done unknowingly) it is still a very touchy thing you have to take note of as a practioner. You understand where i'm coming from now?
I'm not trying to flame you. But you really have to be careful in this field. at least its better to hear this here then when you recieve that golden letter.