Title Thai cinema : the complete guide / edited by Mary J. Ainslie and Katarzyna Ancuta
Imprint London : I.B. Tauris, 2018
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  PN1993.5.T5 T43 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400649270
Descript xix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Series Tauris world cinema series
Tauris world cinema series
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-245) and index
Introduction -- 1. Key Directors -- 2. Key Early Productions -- 3. New Thai Cinema -- 4. Heritage / Nostalgia -- 5. Nang Phi / Nang Sayong Khwan / Horror -- 6. Muay Thai / Action -- 7. Comedy / Romantic Comedy -- 8. Queer Cinema -- 9. Animation -- 10. Independent Cinema
One of the fastest growing and most internationally renowned cinemas in Southeast Asia is that of Thailand. In the first ever book devoted solely to this major centre of creative filmmaking, experts on contemporary and historic Thai film provide a timely overview and discussion of key films, directors and current movements in the region in a comprehensive encyclopaedia format. What many critics, analysts and scholars have retrospectively christened "New Thai Cinema" began to take shape in the late 1990s when national film moved away from its position as lower-class and provincial entertainment and became a firm fixture in Bangkok multiplexes and festivals worldwide. This book will provide information on the influential figures behind the films--up to and succeeding the 197 watershed film Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters that began the breakaway movement--as well as detailing and explaining the traditions of popular and arthouse genres specific to Thailand. Featuring contributions on Thai visionaries such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Wisit Sasanatieng and providing rare insight into early Thai cinema, this is an essential scholarly guide to a vibrant aspect of Southeast Asian cinema--its history, industry and aesthetic trends--for scholars and students alike--back cover
Subject Motion pictures -- Thailand
Motion picture industry -- Thailand -- History
Motion pictures -- Thailand -- History
Motion pictures. fast (OCoLC)fst01027285
Thailand. fast (OCoLC)fst01205310
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Ainslie, Mary J., editor
Ancuta, Katarzyna, editor