Wit's End: book about the first American film made in SG. Sat 26 Jan 13 Earshot Cafe 5pm.
author, Marvin Farkas, is a hilarious tale of how the sixties finally caught up with Singapore after it became the location for one of the wildest films ever made, Wit’s End (aka G I Executioner) . The year is 1969 and jaded film man turned Vietnam war correspondent Farkas is chilling with his fellow hacks in Saigon when someone suggests they should make a feature film. The movie neophytes ‘ obsession to realize their vision leads them to Hong Kong and London in search of funding, and to New York, where they pluck a rookie director (Joel Reed ) from a cloud of East Village pot smoke, before the crazy gang finally settle on perhaps the most world’s most improbable destination as a location… straight-laced Singapore.