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THAI FILM ARCHIVE

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The Thai Film Archive or หอภาพยนตร์ (องค์การมหาชน) includes a Film Museum at the compound in Salaya.

Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
The Thai Film Museum features old clothes used in famous Thai movies.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
The Thai Film Museum includes old clothes and items used in popular Thai films.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Those old items were used in decade 1960s Thai movies such as "Mae Nak Phra Khanong".

The Thai company Lepso has got a big bunch of old 16 mm films (not less than 50 titles). It is said they have much more than Thai Film Archive itself. Lepso released many underrated 16 mm films. It is really a great source to study the roots of Thai film.

Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Old vinyl soundtrack records of Thai movies in decades 1960s-1970s.

Thai Film Archive doesn't release so many old movies as they don't own the copyrights.

Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Golden statuette award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) given during the Thai yearly cinema awards.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Archive friendly staff explaining the different old items located in the Thai Film Museum.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
The first movies were in fact simulated by a fast image rotation. The images were drawn on a cloth stuck on a cylinder.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Wax representation of Mitr Chaibancha before his deadly fall from an helicopter while filming movie "Insee Thong" in year 1970.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Visitors shall call ahead to visit the Film Archive museum. Generally they only give tours on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
The Thai Film Museum includes many old cameras and weird projectors.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum contains an old movie from King Rama V when he visited Europe in 19th century.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
The Thai Film Archive started movies restoration in year 2005. Thanks to technology, it took 3 years to restore พระเจ้าช้างเผือก - King of White Elephant (1941) and เรือนแพ - Houseboat (1962).
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Archive always checks to promote their activities, to get people to join and to use material there more. People can also watch old movies there.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Archive now has limited capacity to save and cure the old dying films. It needs a bigger hospital to treat those as national heritage.
This old table allows watching movie reels and doing some sound mixing.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Recently Thai Film Archive just rescued a few chapters of original old Thai film, King of White Elephants produced by Pridi, but the rest are lost.
Thai Film Museum
Ratana Pestonji didn't direct many movies and his 7 movies were not big successes at the box office. But all his movies reflect a good quality mixing suspense humor so they have become classics.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
This scene is a reproduction of one Ratana Pestonji's famous sequence happening in movie โรงแรมนรก - Hellish Hotel (1957).
Thai Film Museum
The Thai Film Museum includes old clothes used in famous Thai historical movies related to Siamese Kings.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
There is a special room related to the famous first Thai animation movie สุดสาคร - Sudsakorn (1979).
Thai Film Museum
Released in year 1979, Sudsakorn was the first and only Thai animated film until year 2006 when the movie Khan Kluay ก้านกล้วย was released.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
This is the room where animated director Payut Ngokrajang has done animated film Sudsakorn during three years and even damaged his eyes due to his hard work.
Thai Film Museum
This scene is a reproduction of one Ratana Pestonji's famous sequence happening in movie แพรดำ - Black Silk (1961).
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Workspace to perform old Thai movie under restoration work.
Thai Film Museum
This storage room is including Thai movie reels put in old suitcases. Many 16mm and 35mm old movies treasures can still be found at Thai Film Archive.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Frame with still pictures showing images of old Thai movies.
Thai Film Museum
Reconstitution of an old cinema theater with wood benches. Projector can be seen at the back.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Old Thai movies were dubbed live. So those instruments were used to do noise and music during movies.
Thai Film Museum
This room was reserved for dubbers. They would study the text and the movie story before the movie started.
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Thai Film Museum
Old microphones used by live dubbers for 16mm Thai movies.
Thai Film Museum


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