Funzing Talks | Dissecting Monsters from the Movies
Join Funzing for a fun night dissecting the monsters from our favourite movies: Frankenstein's monster, Godzilla, Xenomorph XX121, and more!
These monsters that come from beyond are metaphors for issues and everyday realities. Is this what makes them so scary? Do our imaginations make them scarier? Or, is it simply the slime?
Many of our favourite franchise creatures change over time, and we'll track this visual evolution.
Throughout this talk we'll also dive deep in on what makes a monster a monster, why monsters pop into our brains the moment we turn the lights off, and how some monsters are more endearing than creepy (this includes a brief respite from the doom and gloom with cuddly monsters like E.T. and Chewbacca!).
Jedd Jong is a film critic and writer who has written for F*** Movie Magazine, inSing and action figure collector-centric website The Fwoosh. He can be heard weekly as a guest of Joshua Simon on the Kiss 92 radio program Josh’s Goodnight Kiss.
Jedd writes movie reviews, feature articles and covers events including movie premieres, comic conventions and film festivals. He has interviewed actors and filmmakers including Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Jackie Chan, Emma Stone, Tom Holland, Ron Howard, Darren Aronofsky, James Gunn and John Woo. Jedd has given talks in the Singapore University of Social Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A self-professed geek, Jedd especially enjoys discussing comic book films and movies in the sci-fi and action genres.
Funzing Talks is a fresh new concept making “TEDx” talks more accessible.
Held in trendy, central venues, Funzing Talks are the perfect way to spend an evening after work. Be prepared to be inspired, bemused and downright having a blast at our events! Delve into scintillating new subjects and challenge your perspectives over beer with like-minded Singaporeans! Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say, Just Do It – you never know where it might lead you!
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Doors: 6:45pm / Film starts: 7:30pm.
*No tickets will be sold at the door.
*This is an indoor event.
High profile speaker
Food and drinks available to purchase
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