Wednesday, February 6, 2008

那天和第一批支持我的观众会面

前天4.2.08,7pm,GV 特别安排了一场“先睹为快”场,很高兴,满座了!

让我和Ah Long的全体宣传人员非常雀跃,这几天来,很多不利于我们的报导,在这场戏的放映后终于可以喘一口气。影片结束后,我和爱徒到现场和大家碰面。
这些支持的朋友让我非常感动,很多都是一下班就赶来看这场戏,这是我们和他们面对面的情形。
间中有一些观众提出对影片的意见,非常有建设性,我一定紧记在心。影片的口味是随着很多因素而起变化的,虽然我在新加坡已经拍摄了11部电影,走过漫长的十年,但是并不表示我可以100%满足每个观众,影片要出来之前,我们已经做了很多功课,也让超过数百人看过毛片(就是没有音效的粗剪片),听取意见和修改后才推出,这个过程从来不会草率,我们收集了各路的意见,为影片继续动手术,小的靠剪接调整,大的靠补镜头力求完善,这个过程也是我首次和大家分享,好莱坞也是这样的过程。再次的感激各位的宝贵意见,梁导会继续努力,为国争光。
国煌的幽默已经超越我很多了,这个就是所谓的青出于蓝而胜于蓝,以前我要求自己每五句话一定要让观众爆笑一下,现在他比我厉害,几乎每句话都击中观众的笑穴,一个要当爸爸的人,散发出来的魅力谁也无法挡,这种如虎添翼的能量会持续好一段时间的,这是我的经验之谈,哈哈。。。
你看观众给他逗得乐死了,认识他的人都知道,其实国煌看来很凶,其实他比很多人可爱,和他接触后,你肯定喜欢他,但是,千万不要爱上他,我会很烦咯。。。哈哈

接着我们问观众,如果觉得这部影片真难看就不要举手,好看的话,就给我一个大拇指表示支持,看电影的喜爱是很个人的,谁也影响不了谁,结果,拍照的时候,我们对着镜头摆表情也不知后面发生什么事,从照片上来看,你们找到答案了吗?

要特别强调,这些观众都是自掏腰包每张票还比平时贵两快钱,十块半来看这部戏。真的 很感激!还全场爆满!谢谢支持!!
之后,很多粉丝也跟我合照(哈哈,我难得用这个形容词)这把年纪了,还有机会这样的享受,感谢主。


这是我的第11部电影,我搞电影也十年了,总是想弄一些不一样的给观众,希望大家带者轻松的心情去看这部电影,然后上来这里给我留言。

现在,我准备去吃团员饭了,今晚也会和文芳上8频道宣传一些这部电影,在倒数之前的几分钟吧,稍候见!!

新年快乐!!!

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi director jack, wish u happy new year n keep it up.. we'll always support u!! :)

Stefan S said...

Hi director Jack, I've written a review of your movie and I've put it up here, together with a write up on the blog aloud event that night...

http://anutshellreview.blogspot.com/2008/02/ah-long-pte-ltd.html

There's no question you're one of the most industrious directors in Singapore (wow, 11 movies already and counting!), and I really look forward to Money No Enough 2... our cost of living is on the increase, so I think it's quite timely :)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

hello jack,

happy lunar new year ..

dun worry, with fann, box office is a hit

冉冉 said...

冉冉来支持梁导了~!嘿嘿,梁导新年快乐!~感觉很棒,羡慕中!~

Qiaoqiao,tat lonely gal said...

Aloha i'm a gal and i like all of your movies i watched ah long pte ltd yesterday night and it was quite funny...hahas...I had a dream of becoming an actress soo... thats all tata,a gal frm singapore

jack neo said...

those who are interested to be an actor or actress can send your personal info to office@jteam.com.sg

jack

Dan Dan said...

Re: Too many special effects in the movie
Mark jested: "Wah, give you all a lot also you complain! So hard to please!"
(Seriously, I had no qualms with this if you read my review above). Jack explained that he had always tried to incorporate special effects into this movies whenever he can, and is probably one of the pioneer filmmakers here to do so, even with a relatively tight budget. Mark's take was this was to up the entertainment value for the audience, and despite the effects jazzing things up, it's still quite difficult to film them, as per the challenges that Fann faced during the filming of the soccer scene.


Quoted from stefan's blog. I am one of the people that didn't like the CG you put in your movie. It's sort of... Too comical. We can read manga if we wanted to see 'BAM' 'WANK' 'BOMM' scenes.

I quoted this from a member of a particular Singapore Forum.

however thers alot of Cartoon pop-ups and animations thru out the movie whic i THINK is um overadded >.< anyways the show last for roughly 135mins+ worth watchin !

But your movie is good in the sense that you made me laugh a lot and it is very much related to our lives!

Good try and i'm waiting for your next one!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jack, a BLESSED CNY to you! I caught your movie Ah Long Pte Ltd today. I must say that it really tickled me quite a bit. A lot of old ladies were laughing like crazy in the theatre.

I'd just like to ask you more about Koe Yeet, and want to commend her acting which in my opinion was extremely important to the 'touching quotient' of your film. I don't think the whole film would have fell into place and touched me like how it did, in the guts, without her performance. It's excellent cast I must say :)

Hence I was just wondering why in the film's website Koe wasn't even given a brief introduction. Needless to say, Fann and Mark were pivotal. However, I'm sure that many people would be intrigued by this young lady talent. Other than that, I loved how your film creatively parodies the social/political situations :)

Yours Sincerely,
Your Viewer

Anonymous said...

hi Jack! hmm the movies great ! heh dun wry we all gonna fully support u! haha Anyways just a some of my um lil comments on the movie >.< maybe u could hav cut down on the comical scenes in the movie...
Ok ima wish u a happy new year!
keep up the great job!

Ps: Mark really sounded like a Malaysian in that film haha 2 more thumbs up to ur movie!!

jackneo said...

是的,这个只有15岁的女孩Gaoyi在我们这部电影里戏份不多但是是整部电影的一个“重要点”,我们一定会介绍她,现在电影才上画,介绍一个新人媒体不会有兴趣,所以需要等到更多人看了电影之后才慎重介绍,只有在大家对她印象深刻的时候介绍才会事半功倍。

谢谢大家的宝贵意见

梁导

adriel said...

happy new year jack. sadly enough my mandarin is too horrendous to read your posts. hahah

Anonymous said...

ur films have never failed to bring laughter to the local audience. it was definitely a great way to begin the Rat Year. thumbs up for the movie!

StarZ said...

Hi jack! caught your movie today! it was great!! i love the jokes, the dialects used, and the song. they are so original and down to earth! hoping for your next movie!!!! thumbs up!

Cruyff said...

Hi Jack! I totally like your movie!
My family and I watched it on the first day of CNY! I like the two songs which is 10)sang by Chen Jian Bin and the 6 ladies who went to collect the dept from a guy. Are the songs downloadable? Anyway nice movie!

Soph said...

Ah la la la la long......

Nice movie! Mark's acting is improving tremendously!

A lot of questions after watching the movie, were the tattoos all air-brushed? And was that really fann's back view in the movie? Or was it a so called Ti Shen?

JiNdy said...

Hy, Jus wanna say u have done a great job!

I really enjoy the movie. It's a funny n relax movie (esp. the songs and dance).

It's the first time in my life to watch movie in the cinema on the 1st day of CNY. Btw, I'm from Brunei and i can tell you that brunei ppl really enjoy ur movie as they keep on laughing while they r watching.

Keep it up! n hereby wish you happy new yr!

Anonymous said...

Watched Ah Long Pte Ltd yesterday, and am quite disappointed.

The scene whereby they had the soccer match seems like a complete replica of Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer movie. The evil sneer on the opponent's face, the effects, how the players are brought into the goal together with the "ball"...they arent all original ideas.

If not for Mark Lee's role, the movie will be a complete flop.
He acted well.

I hope to see another successful production such as home run from you next!

yamizi said...

Despite the negative comments in regards to the movie by certain critics, it doesn't stop me from supporting local production, Jack Neo's especially (I think the only movie that I really don't like from Jack so far is Liang PoPo), and went to catch Ah Long Pte Ltd.

As one of the comments in Jack's blog mentioned, the comical sound effect is something that I find it quite extra. In the sense that the characters' dialogues itselves are hilarious, adding on the sound effect is as if 画蛇添足, adding what is already adequate and sufficient on its own.

As to the comic scene that pops up on and off, more frequent for the fighting scene, it seems to suggest that Jack is avoiding the violence scenes as it would be an irony to have them appearing in a comedy-themed movie.

As of the plot itself, I like it a lot. Fann's role probably would have reflect how some real Ah Long in life might felt. But real Ah Longs having entangled in trade for too long, probably would not have adopt what Fann's role had done in the movie. I wonder what's Fann's background that lead her to such good combat cheoreo. She certainly has the moves. Is it due to Shanghai Knights? Anyway, even with the scar on the right side of her face, she still look glamourous. However it seems that her eyebrows were deliberately make them to look thicker?

I would like to compliment Mark's acting. He's natural in front of the camera. I wonder did he come up with some of the dialogues in the movie. Not forgetting Richard Low's character. Richard's role seems to have a few layers, unlike Mark's, which is the typical happy-go-lucky type. Richard's role is more scheming, a bruised ego that he's trying to hide among few others.

It seems that there were scenes deleted in the actual showing as compare to the trailer.

Probably due to that I'm a heartlander, I appreciate the dialects and the jokes in dialects that were used.

Compliments to the Malaysian actors as well. Especially to 洪青龙, he's one cool triad boss.

The ending is good, especially with a twist of the gang formed by children whom had their parents indirectly killed by the Ah Longs. I didn't expect that. Till the end, no one knows who's that indian cameraman.

一群本地人 said...

梁导演,你这部电影其实真的很烂,同时半颗星你也没资格拿,我是本地人,你的内容好,我们肯定支持你,如果你的内容很烂,怎样支持你呢,一些本地人支持你,只是安慰你而已,应该接受现实,同时,你也犯了一个错误,一朵鲜花插在牛粪上,范文芳这位配李国煌会不会不登对,而且给人感觉你对内容与配角好像很随便,要求很低。好的导演样样要求很高,其突导演不好当,梁导演接受批评,自已拍戏,已经没有新传媒的约束,敢敢拍一部有水准,不要像新传媒那种没水准,内容烂到不能见人的那种水准。

siaowei said...

hi jack.. my frens and i watched your movie today.. and i thought i could give some suggestions or what my frens and i have thought of the movie,"Ah Long Pte Ltd"..

it is undeniable that your movies never fail to wake us laugh.. it's the same for this movie.. but there are things tat you are overdoing..

it's just some suggestions.. i personally feel tat those animations are too much.. maybe you can have lesser of it?? because some parts are not neccessary, so in the end, some things are not in place.. and also, my frens say tat this movie doesn't really seem to have a meaning..

are you trying to show that fighting doesn't help?? or whether gangs should stop their chilish acts of fighting with their parangs or whatsoever??

maybe i'm saying too much.. but nevertheless, you are still a good director.. my frens and i will still continue to support your works.. :)

Rich said...

梁导演,你可以上载电影里的歌曲在你的博客吗?我看了你的电影之后,觉得戏里有些歌曲好笑!希望可以在你的博客上听到你的歌曲!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dj! Short for Director Jack! You are doing good. Reviews are based on individual and don't fret too much about it. You are making movie which is close to our heart and some might not know how to appreciate it but a lot of us do. Keep up the good work and Hope to see more works from J Team coming up soon.

Enjoy your CNY and remember to Jiayou! You always will have alot of supporters for your movie!!

Cheers!
Zann

Anonymous said...

看到一群本地人的评语,如果我是梁导,应该会“理你才蠢”!

你说影片烂却说不出一个所以然,提出演员配搭和电影的烂不知关系在那里?我倒是觉得梁导说故事的方法和以前有些不一样,周星驰也改变路线要拍梁导最擅长的让你笑和哭的题材,大家都在转型,梁导这次首次拍摄黑道题材,肯定有些人无法接受,就好像,长江七号,我也看得很不习惯一样。

我认为这个故事对于一般水准低的观众来说是不容易了解的,这也许就是梁导最大的错误,想带观众水准高些还真 不容易做到,看不懂只好怪罪导演是最直截了当的。

其实影片还有一条很危险的讽刺,像一群本地人这类观众应该是看不出的。

我看到了马哈迪的嘲讽在影片中非常刺激,但是又担心过不了马来西亚的电检。

梁导对于剧本的苦心,我特别喜欢研究,这个是挑战我自己对社会的了解和看梁导如何把社会话题转变成政治笑话的功力和手段。

一群本地人,很抱歉,你看不懂,真的替你难过。

我最喜欢的一场就是后面那场几个恶人被捆绑起来的戏,拍得很细腻很有感觉,他把几个作恶多端的大耳窿整得又紧张又大快人心还得避免暴力单单这方面我就很佩服,要是香港人来拍这部片,一定又是打打杀杀来结束,但是在梁智强作品里,他的结局处理就是有他的一套。。。

半颗星都拿不到的话,其他新加坡的作品几乎可以关门不要再拍电影了。

Anonymous said...

我昨天看了你的那部电影在yishun而且是在1.25am 但还是满的。那部电影太好看了,我看到忘记时间。希望这部电影能拿到将!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack,

Sorry that i'm a little out-dated here, but i really wish to express my thoughts after watching your "I not stupid too" movie on TV just now. I cried big time over some of the touching scenes, it was really a great movie.

I'm truly impressed by your capability to use simple and realistic story lines to not only create awareness, but also inspired people to reflect on their life. I believe that your contribution to the society is no longer about entertainment, but is life-changing. At the very least, you truly aspire me in what i aim to achieve, though not in a similar trade.

Anonymous said...

The movie was really great!
It really made me laugh alot!
Keep up the good work =)

Anonymous said...

laugh worthy(:
but kinda lost focus :(

A good "chinese new year"film(:
but not a movie with depth that will really impress :(

hmm...
jiayou though~

Mockingbird said...

Very funny movie. i was there at this special preview. We were asked to pose for a photo with our thumbs up. It was not exactly where Jack asked us if we like the movie and all of us showed the thumb up sign ;p

Anonymous said...

jack said that la! i was there too...

he said if you think that movie is funny ,den show the thumb and support him.

me said...

Dear Jack Neo, I am one of your supporter too. On the First day of CNY, it will be my family routine to work your movie. Though some of my family doesn't fancy your movie, I told them off. As a singaporean, we must support our local producer.

It was a great entertainment for my family. Mark was so funny in this movie, he was really a great actor too.

I wondered if you can get Rui En to be your next actoress. She is cool and true.

I hope to See you making another show like me as a mother ..facing teenger problems. A movie that can capture all the hard work we parent went through so that they can understand how we feel.

I was hoping if you can do this movie. And for those that joined gang , what will happen to them. If you need part time actor, my son can be. He is really a very great actor.

You are alway the best. I will support you alway.

Mother of two
Sharon

Edwin said...

Hi Jack,

Have always been a supporter of your movie. While your previous effort has been outstanding,I do need to admit I did not enjoy Ah Long.I wouldn't say its rubbish but it would be at most ok. Mark acting really saves the day. Storyline is ok but alot of scenes are ott and the durian soccer to settle triad dispute is totally unconvincing.

But I do have to admit critics is very very harsh on you. Its definitely not a half a star movie. Have you offended someone there? But kudos to you as the other 2 movies CJ7 and kung fu dunk(esp) really sucks and it makes yours look good. but sad to say after watching the 3 movies i would really wanna take a break from chinese movies for a while as all 3 fall short of my expectation esp kung fu.And i tot only hollywood scriptwriter go on strike.

Wayne said...

说实在我个人怎么喜欢新加坡的电影,主要是因为新加坡电影总是给人一种比较不高级的感觉。到最后我发觉了一样东西,其实梁导演只是把我们新马写实的一面写出来。

我看了这部电影之后,我开始省思我过去对新加坡的电影的偏见,虽然不能完全的改观,但至少我接受了他是写实的一种,更贴近我们。其实我们都或在这个框框。不过,比较起来,梁导这次的电影少了写实的元素在里面,反观地,以前的电影比方说《小孩不笨》更坦荡,更贴近大家。

看你的电影,是一种赤裸的表现,是种难能可贵的“真”,没有好莱坞的大制作,没有复杂的电脑的后期制作,但你却有了好莱坞比较少见的真实,还有那种贴近民生的呈现。或许在镜头采用上可以多做进步。

Anonymous said...

Jack, I left S'pore in 1990 and visited for the first time 2 years ago. I was very entertained by your movies. Made me miss my country so much that I am thinking of balek kampong! Don't let the critics get to you. You are a pioneer and have taken risks that few Singaporeans would attempt. Thank you, best wishes, and keep it coming!