The Beauty of Screenwriting

January 7, 2016 2016年1月7日

In Thai, nang is the idiomatic word for film or cinema. Generally used in Thailand to refer to any performance that involves light and a screen, the term became the fitting name for a newly released bi-annual print magazine that details budding cinema culture around Asia. The first issue of NANG‘s ten-part publication covers the often “mysterious and marginalized” profession of screenwriting.


In addition to specializing in Asian cinema, NANG sets itself apart from other publications by remaining print only. Editor-in-Chief Davide Cazzaro states that the print medium has “undisputable beauty, tactility, and permanence,” which “will best amplify the voice of the visual and textural materials that make up every issue.” NANG is printed in Sweden with the cooperation of Göteborgstryckeriet and Arctic Paper, allowing the team to print in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.

《NANG》致力于关注亚洲电影行业,且仅于平面印刷发行,这是它区别于其它杂志之处。在主编Davide Cazzaro看来,平面印刷作为一种媒介,有一种“无容置疑的美、触感和恒久性”,可以”充分突显出每一期杂志中的视觉设计和纹理材料”。杂志团队与印刷公司Göteborgstryckeriet和纸业公司Arctic Paper合作,在瑞典以最环保的方式来印刷《NANG》。

At the helm of the inaugural issue is Ben Slater, a Singapore-based guest editor. This issue revolves around the subject of screenwriting and features a collection of in-depth interviews that showcases 13 writers and writer-directors from around Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Iran. “While films may be famous or successful, the writers remain in the background, and yet their work is vital to the process of creating cinema.”

第一期杂志以编剧为专题,由新加坡客座编辑Ben Slater 负责,包括了对 13 编剧或编剧兼导演人的采访,他们分别来自印尼、菲律宾、新加坡、韩国、马来西亚、泰国和伊朗等亚洲地区。”一部电影可能会一举成名或大获成功,但编剧始终在幕后默默工作。然而,他们的工作对一部电影来说是至关重要的。“

This 120-page inaugural issue features screenplay excerpts from Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy, Kisah Paling Gengster (Gangster Wars), Shahrzad, The Handmaiden, Laskar Pelangi, Rainbow Troops, Unlucky Plaza, Water Lemon, Imbisibol (Invisible), Taklub (Trap) and Tropical Malady.

第一期杂志共有 120 页,里面涵盖了多部电影剧本的节选,包括《玛丽真快乐》(Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy)、《Kisah Paling Gengster》(黑帮战争)、《Shahrzad》、《小姐》(The Handmaid)、《彩虹战队小学》(Laskar Pelangi)、《霉运大厦 》(Unlucky Plaza)、《Water Lemon》、《隐形》(Imbisibol),《塔克洛班的困境》(Taklub) 和《热带疾病 》(Tropical Malady)。

Issue 1 of NANG is now available in the Neocha Shop in limited supply.

《NANG》Issue 1 限量发行,现已于Neocha商店发售。

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“编剧”《NANG》Issue 1




  • Year of Publication: 2016
  • Edition Size: 1500
  • Number of Pages: 122 (including front and back cover)
  • Size: 17 x 24 cm
  • Binding: Swiss binding
  • Printing: Offset (Hybrid Print Technology)
  • Paper: Munken Kristall 400 g/m², Munken Lynx 120 g/m², Munken Kristall Rough 100 g/m²
  • Price: $25


  • 出版年份: 2016年
  • 发行量: 1500
  • 页数: 122 页 (包括封面和封底)
  • 尺寸: 17 x 24 厘米
  • 装订: Swiss binding
  • 印刷: 平版印刷(混合打印技术)
  • 纸张: Munken Kristall 400 g/m², Munken Lynx 120 g/m², Munken Kristall Rough 100 g/m²
  • 价格: ¥180

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Contributor: Whitney Ng
Images Courtesy of NANG




供稿人: Whitney Ng

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