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Inaccurate Makeup for Movies in Malaysia

You would think that an actor will want to appear in character in the movies that they’re in and that will include how they’re dressed and also how their faces are made up. If they’re acting in a movie set in a post-apocalytic era, the actors should look shabby and dirty and not made up as if they’re going to walk the red carpet.

Many Hollywood movies are true to the characters but that is not the same with movies in Malaysia. There’s this one movie that I watched that is supposed to be set in a post-apocalytic era. The movie is Apokalips X and the female actors were all made up so beautifully as if they’re going to a red carpet event.

My daughter is in a Film and TV Makeup Course and she said that her teacher had once pointed out this fact. But it’s not the makeup artists’ fault. It’s the female actors. They’re not willing to look ugly on the screen. They want to look beautiful so the directors just ordered the makeup artist to do that.

Malaysian directors don’t like to upset their female actors, so I was told. In the end, the movie suffers from gross inaccuracies. The film makers think that the audience will not notice but audiences are getting more intelligent and they will notice especially when they can compare how Hollywood film makers make their movies and how local film makers make theirs.


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Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2015, 10:24 AM

The actresses that insist on looking beautiful no matter the setting or era of the movie plot don't seem very dedicated to their craft to me.

NickRThomas wrote on October 29, 2015, 12:59 PM

And I always thought that the producers and director were supposed to be in charge!

UmiNoor wrote on October 31, 2015, 1:16 AM

You're so right. These actresses just want the glamor and not the hard work. I pity the makeup artist. They're going to be blamed for not making the actors look the part.

UmiNoor wrote on October 31, 2015, 1:17 AM

That is what I thought too. But apparently, in Malaysia, thr actors can dictate the terms to the director and the producers.