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fragments of obsolete cinema

Haunted houses and ghostly crowds

In their different ways the best teachers I’ve had and the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul tell me similar things: people try to overcome the hell of the eternal present by … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bayinnaung in MovieScope

When we speak of the globalisation of cinema we tend to forget previous trajectories of film circulation. So I was excited to come across this advert in an issue of … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stilled frames 1: Kallapangha

Kallapangha [Corals], dir. Vichit Kounnavudhi, 1962. Shot on silent 16mm with voices performed live at the point of projection. In Kallapangha the incredibly dishy Chana Sri-ubon, who plays two characters, pairs … Continue reading

May 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Freaks in Bangkok

Not quite my translation of salim, nope. Discovering this little review in a November 30, 1932, issue of Bangkok Times Weekly one afternoon as I was yawning my way through … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

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