Monday, March 01, 2010

Another Soundtrack but from Thailand

If for some reason you have yet to watch the Thai film Tears of the Black Tiger, you really should give it a go at some point. Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng in 2000, it is like nothing else you have seen and it would  have made my Best Films of the Decade list if I had bothered to put one together. It is a loving surreal tribute to older Thai films and the soundtrack reflects this with a load of old fashioned laments, some of them from songs written back in the 1940's. Here are the songs that have vocals - probably not to everyone's taste I expect but very evocative of another time and place.

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