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Mira Lesmana chooses quality over quantity

Mon, February 28 2011 | 11:57 am

JAKARTA: When it comes to movies, film producer Mira Lesmana believes in quality not quantity.

“It’s better to produce a smaller number of movies, than many bad quality ones,” Mira said as quoted by kapanlagi.com over the weekend.

The producer of local blockbusters Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (What’s Wrong Wih Love) and Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troopers) explained she was concerned about the country producing too many movies at the detriment of quality.

“They [film creators] only follow what the market wants, with no intention to improve people’s taste because they only care about making money,” she said in a recent discussion about the film industry in Indonesia.

When asked about Indonesia’s fascination for horror movies, Mira said she didn’t see anything wrong with it as long as the films were based on a good plot.

“There is nothing wrong with the genre. The problem is on the production side. If things don’t make sense [in the movie], then we just become a laughing stock,” she said. — JP

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