Post-war Thai Cinema: Audiences and Film Style in a Divided Nation

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This chapter examines a number of productions from the successful post-war ‘16 mm era’ of filmmaking in Thailand, demonstrating how these films were adapted to function in a lower-class Thai context through deploying a film style that privileged spectacle and visual excess. It furthermore indicates how the productions were designated as inferior and low quality due to their film style and targeted audience. It then proposes that the lasting impact of this era is still evident in the contemporary Thai film industry, both in homage and in characteristics that are again designated as inferior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Cinema
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameGlobal Cinema
ISSN (Print)2634-5951
ISSN (Electronic)2634-596X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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