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Глобалният Сиам: Европейски следи в тайландското кино
The Global Siam: European Footprints in Thai Cinema

Author(s): Andronika Martonova
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: „Nang farang”or “Western, european theatre of shadow play” - like this the thai peoples call the cinema since it appearance in the Kingdom of siam. The presence of foreignesr in southeast Asia in the context of the history of film art and culture leaves many traces. After the first cinema showing in June 9, 1897 the capital Bankgok will be fascinating immediately by new art of movin images - from the French company “Pathé Frères” to the American “edison Cinematograph”. Mister s.G. Machowsky, s.G. Marchowski or s. G.Markaufsky - no one knows precisely the name of the man who first demonstrated the film in siam. Probaply hi had a slavic-jewish origine roots and he was a “Lumière“ employee or just independent traveler. His mysteri- ous european figure conduct us back to the history of Asian monarchy. The main aims is to track off and study the contaminations between siamese and european culture from the screen art until the pre-modern past where lives King Narai of Ayutthaya in 17 century and his councillor Konstantinos Gerakis.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 34-37
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian