Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CNNGo's 'best films and greatest actors from Thai cinema'

It's Asia Film Week at CNNGo, and with the Subhanahongsa Awards, aka the "Thai Oscars" coming up on Sunday, the travel website's Bangkok bureau has a new list to peruse: "The best films and greatest actors from Thai cinema."

It includes the likes of screen icons Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat and their 1970 musical, Monrak Luktung (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง). "It is our Star Wars, our Wizard of Oz, the birth of modern Thai cinema," writes Cod Satrusayang, better known as @fishmyman.

I like that 1970's Tone (โทน) is included on the list.

Have a look yourself and see if there's any movies or actors you think have been left out.


  1. Thanks for sharing. It is always nice to read news articles about Thai cinema in news outside Thailand as it helps increasing Thai cinema awareness. A mention could have been done on Sorapong Chatree and his 40 years association with Chatrichalerm Yukol through many great social and historical movies. Sombat Methanee with his 600+ movies is worth notiying also.

  2. Agreed. National Artist Sorapong Chatree and his work with MC Chatrichalerm Yukol, as well as Cherd Songsri, are important contributions, as is the work of Sombat Metanee -- who I saw on TV last night, dressed in red, addressing the red-shirt crowd at Pan Fa Bridge.


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