Posts Tagged ‘1965’

More promises, but little actual progress on the long-pending 1965 movie project.  Yahoo News: Production for the widely-anticipated film about former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is likely to start after the middle of this year, says its director Lee Thean-jeen. Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore in an interview on Tuesday, Lee said that the script […]

Lee Kuan Yew to be immortalized on film before he dies.  Sina (Chinese) via AsiaOne: Hong Kong actor Tony Leung is set to play the young Lee Kuan Yew in an upcoming movie called ‘1965’, reported Heavyweights such as Maggie Cheung and Hollywood actress Julianne Moore are also slated to star in the movie, […]

The Online Citizen unearths an old memo from 1965 with odd instructions: He emphasized the seriousness of the occasion and threatened “punitive” measures against any newspaper which printed pictures of him smiling. Of course, in the end Lee famously cried on live TV while announcing the expulsion of Singapore from Malaysia.