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    What you’re watching is not a film

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/05/2014

    » The conversion is complete, or at least, virtually complete. When you go to a cinema today, it’s a certainty that what you’re watching on the screen is not “a film”, but a digital projection of bits and bytes stored in a hard disk and transformed into images.

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    Design festival inspires

    Life, Published on 09/05/2014

    » A wide range of Asian masterpieces created by the creme de la creme of artists and young designers will be on show during the “Siam Centre Presents Bangkok Design Festival 2014”, running until May 14.

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    Poetry and pollution

    Business, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 09/05/2014

    » Environmental enthusiasts might be caught by surprise. By The River (Sai Nam Tid Chua) is a documentary film based on the toxic poisoning at Klity village in Kanchanaburi province, but it’s not a “green” film in the conventional sense. Your befuddlement is thus understandable. The film is a surprising departure from “save-the-world” films driven by serious content, grim footage, long interviews and heavy messages, if not cartoon animation that preaches urban kids to hug trees and denounce capitalists (remember The Lorax and Dr Seuss?).

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    From the panelled page to the silver screen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/05/2014

    » In mid-2000s, Ekasith Thairat wrote a Thai comic book with a killer plot: A desperate salary man receives a mysterious phone call that changes his life, for the blood-splashing worse. The caller dares him to complete a series of missions, each more gruesome than the last. For each accomplished task, he’s rewarded with an instant cash transfer into his bank account. The 13th mission, not surprisingly, comes with a 100 million baht prize — if he has the stomach and immoral strength to see it through.

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    Book launch

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/05/2014

    » MARKET: There will be another Noise Market over the weekend (May 10-11). Slightly strange timing since it has started raining, but the show will go on. They’re promising an “Indie Craft Fair, Art, DIY, Workshop, Street Music Festival”, and there will be this and plenty more, judging from the last one which went down well. There are 40 bands on the line up to lay the soundtrack over the market, which has 40 official sellers. Venue is Museum Siam (4 Sanam Chai Road,, with a start time of 2pm. Free entry.

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