Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Classroom Classics & Passage to Bangkok

Hey everyone, thanks for coming to the blog... it's not as up-to-date as the web site this time (go figure). I put the sample menu on the site and stuff.

We have really cool 16mm movies this Friday at 8pm and also the new art show is pretty Hi-lariously cheesy. The Thai posters are funny. Here's a little info from a web site that is dedicated to teaching people about the Thai movie poster art form:

The descriptive, exaggerated style of painting used to promote the first Thai movies has long been loved by film buffs, but has only recently become regarded as part of Thailand's cultural heritage.

Characteristically, there is an abundance of detail, with the film’s heroes always dominating the painting. A package of smaller images is added around their picture, showing some events of the film to attract filmgoers.

You can read more at: Bangkok Recorder

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