World For Ransom (1954)

Except from Ben Slater’s blog – http://sporeana.blogspot.sg/ “It opens with one of those ersatz ‘Oriental’ streets cluttered with coolies (later referred to as Foo Chow Road “near the docks”). We meet Duryea’s character, deep in the sprawl, profusely sweating (all the

World For Ransom (1954)

Except from Ben Slater’s blog – http://sporeana.blogspot.sg/ “It opens with one of those ersatz ‘Oriental’ streets cluttered with coolies (later referred to as Foo Chow Road “near the docks”). We meet Duryea’s character, deep in the sprawl, profusely sweating (all the

Ricochet (David Bowie, ‘Serious Moonlight, 1984)

Except from Ben Slater’s blog – http://sporeana.blogspot.sg/ “David Bowie in Singapore is irresistible. But Ricochet, a hybrid documentary-fiction-diary film conceived and concocted by Bowie with director Gerry Troyna in 1983 doesn’t just take place in Singapore. Bowie, coming to the end

Ricochet (David Bowie, ‘Serious Moonlight, 1984)

Except from Ben Slater’s blog – http://sporeana.blogspot.sg/ “David Bowie in Singapore is irresistible. But Ricochet, a hybrid documentary-fiction-diary film conceived and concocted by Bowie with director Gerry Troyna in 1983 doesn’t just take place in Singapore. Bowie, coming to the end

Pretty Polly

Except from Ben Slater’s post on from his blog http://www.sporeana.blogspot.sg/. “By the mid 1960s, when (Noël) Coward’s only Singapore-set short story Pretty Polly Barlow was published in a collection of the same name, he was well past his prime. In plays and

Pretty Polly

Except from Ben Slater’s post on from his blog http://www.sporeana.blogspot.sg/. “By the mid 1960s, when (Noël) Coward’s only Singapore-set short story Pretty Polly Barlow was published in a collection of the same name, he was well past his prime. In plays and