Reincarnating Mae Nak: The contemporary cinematic history of a Thai icon

Knee, Adam (2014) Reincarnating Mae Nak: The contemporary cinematic history of a Thai icon. Horror studies, 5 (2). pp. 211-231.

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Title: Reincarnating Mae Nak: The contemporary cinematic history of a Thai icon
Synopsis:

Working from the premise that Nonzee Nimibutr’s Nang Nak (1999) marked a
major turning point in the discourse surrounding Thailand’s well-known ghost Nak, this article offers a case study of more recent remakes of the narrative both as potentially revelatory of certain key meanings that now reside in the figure and as illustrative of a number of tendencies of the contemporary Thai film industry – indeed, offering a kind of longitudinal view of industrial shifts over the past fifteen years. Recent images of Nak have ranged from dangerous (and eroticized) to heroic, and the films themselves have run the gamut from low-budget exploitation, to anima-tion, to a blockbuster comedy.

Subjects: Performing Arts - Theatre
Divisions: Centre for Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 07:44
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/429

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