Limitless Cinema in Broken English

May 31, 2008

AN IMAGINARY FILM: VANTAGE POINT: RATCHADAMNERN ROAD

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:41 pm

The magazine ARTFORUM, April 2008, has an article which talks about the performance PICHET KLUNCHUN AND MYSELF. The article is called THE MODEST PROPOSALS, written by Joe Scanlan
http://www.artforum.com/inprint/issue=200804

You can watch a clip from PICHET KLUNCHUN AND MYSELF here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rnu60IsgDM

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This is my comment in Bioscope Webboard:
http://www.bioscopemagazine.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.1230

The rumour said that there might be a political massacre in Bangkok today. I was very afraid and decided not to go to see movies and a stage play. I decided to stay at home and read the magazines STEP NO. 12 and STEP NO.10.

http://www.magazinedee.com/main/magall.php?mag=3171
http://www.magazinedee.com/main/magall.php?mag=2775

If there is another coup d’etat in Thailand again, I think the film which unintentionally predicts this event is REPEATING DRAMATIC (2008, Arpapun Plungsirisoontorn, A+++++), which talks about the vicious circle of Thailand’s politics via repeated scenes from a melodrama TV series.

About the violence in Ratchadamnern Road on May 25, 2008, and the possible violence in the future, I think what is interesting is the retelling of the same events from different viewpoints. One story makes me hate one group. Another story makes me hate another group. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE TRUTH IS ANYMORE. That makes me think that, in the future, if someone intends to makes a film about the violence on Ratchadamnern Road, he or she may make the film using the same structure as VANTAGE POINT (2008, Pete Travis, A-)

DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEWS IN VANTAGE POINT: RATCHADAMNERN ROAD (an imaginary film)

1.MEDIA’S POINT OF VIEW

2.POLICE

3.A PARTICIPANT IN THE MOB

4.SOMSAK

5.SOME MILITARY COMMANDERS IN A MEETING

6.SOME NORTHEASTERN PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE NEWS

7.AN INNOCENT GUY IN THE SOUTHERNMOST PART OF THAILAND WHO DOESN’T KNOW THAT HE IS GOING TO BE MURDERED SOON

8.THE GHOSTS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE MURDERED IN THE NEARBY AREAS SEVERAL DECADES AGO

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