11 Jun '11, 9am

Tom Hanks sings the praises of Southeast Asia's film industry

Tom Hanks sings the praises of Southeast Asia's film industry

SINGAPORE: The actor fondly remembered for his portrayal of the lovable "Forrest Gump" is bringing his boyish charms to the screen again in "Larry Crowne". Tom Hanks not only takes on the title role, he is also behind the camera as a writer and director. While in town for promotions, he talked about the big potential for Asian film-makers. He said: "Because the technology is such that you can see any movie you want to. The natural inclination is to find stuff that's more and more removed from your standard knowledge. And I think that means there's going to be many more fans of Asian films in the United States." While Asian films are still not quite there in terms of stature, the industry veteran said it is going to take some time for other cultures to get used to a different way of Asian storytelling. "The films have a different sort of narrative that we are used to. It's ...

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