People remember the movie Ban Sai Thong as much as they do its theme song. "This is the Golden Sand Mansion, where I'm headed... I don't know if they'll welcome me..." Those two verses never fail to evoke the image of a girl with pigtails, Pojaman, one of the most beloved characters in Thai movies, who'll grow up to face the tumult and melodrama of life to the cheers of viewers.
Likewise the song Kwan Khong Riam, a soundtrack from the classic film Plae Kao (The Scar), remains a powerful evocation of the bucolic, tragic romance of a young couple. The movie is immortal but without the song, the experience would be somewhat wanting.
Usually working with visual, Thai Film Archive (Public Organisation) recognises the joy of sound in a concert "Nang Thai Nai Siang Pleng", or songs in Thai cinema, next Thursday at Thailand Cultural Centre.
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