13 March 2018

ภาพยนตรานุกรมแห่งชาติ ฉบับที่ ๑

Thai Film Archive
The Thai Film Archive published the first volume of its national filmography in 2014, in an edition of 1,000 copies. (The second volume was completed this year.) ภาพยนตรานุกรมแห่งชาติ ฉบับที่ ๑ พ.ศ. ๒๔๗๐-๒๔๙๙ features credits and plot synopses for every Thai film produced between 1927 and 1956, beginning with the country's first feature film, Double Luck (โชคสองชั้น). More than 500 movies are included, though only 2% of those films - including The King of the White Elephant (พระเจ้าช้างเผือก), restored by the Archive - survive today. One of the lost films, Criminal Without Sin (สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย), revived the Thai film industry after World War II and led to twenty years of predominantly silent, 16mm film production.

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