CHRISTOPHER G. MOORE NOIR AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE-BANGKOK NOIR
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once again in the guise of bespoke noir poet, I cross the threshold of the scene of many a literary crime, the Foriegn Correspondents Club in the noir heart of Bangkok. The venue is celebrating the book launch of, Bangkok Noir. Christopher G. Moore greets [...]
DARK CABARET-BOOK LAUNCH
The book launch for the Nouvelle Vague inspired photo-cinema book, Dark Cabaret, was celebrated at the Warp Studio in Bangkok. The venue is a converted warehouse hard by the Sheraton Riverside on the shores of the Chao Phraya river. It is situated in a cosy warren of art galleries, [...]
Boaz Zippor, celebrated Bangkok photographer and promoter of the arts greets me at the entrance to his art studio and private gallery. It is located in a multi level house, the patio grounds have been converted into a bar, the ground floor and upper tier house an eclectic collection of paintings, collages and photographs [...]
A NIGHT OF BUTOH, POETRY AND ART- BOKA GALLERY
By Antonio Pineda
Boaz Zippor greets me at the entrance to Boka Gallery in the Saphan-Kwai area of Bangkok. He lights up a cigarette, as he greets his guests and discourses at length on painting and photography.
“My photographic art in this exhibition is as raw [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA AND ALEC CHRISTIE
Baseline, an independent film shot on location in London, will have its world premiere on Tuesday 29th June at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London’s West End.
Directed by Brendon O’Loughlin, it is a visceral underworld crime drama set among the warring factions [...]
OLIVER STONE LIVE IN BANGKOK- BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once again in the guise of bespoke poet, the lysergic pirate of Savile Row crosses the threshold of the Foreign Correspondents Club, to attend the gala event featuring 3 time Oscar winner Oliver Stone. Peter Rnic arrives with the film crew for Sawadee Pattaya TV and we [...]
THE GOLDEN KINAREE AWARDS BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The Chatrium Suites, located hard by the Chao Phraya River, is the venue for the closing ceremonies of the Bangkok International Film Festival, The Golden Kinaree Awards. I take the lift to the fourth floor. Nicholas Snow and his associate Natalie are interviewing film [...]
Jim Belushi: Steal my show!
by Joel Gershon
In town for the Bangkok International Film Festival, the sitcom star shares his impressions of Thailand’s food, football access and bootleg DVDs
Jim Belushi on the red carpet at Thursday night’s opening for the Bangkok International Film Festival
Actor Jim Belushi recently arrived in Thailand to [...]
THE BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BAD LIEUTENANT-DIRECTED BY WERNER HERZOG BY ANTONIO PINEDA
I consult my vestuary and select a black 3 button suit with slim lapels ,constructed by bespoke tailor to the stars, Lucky Ricky. A crisp white cotton dress shirt with French cuffs, is complimented by a skinny black tie emblazoned with Jolly [...]
:: SEEKING :: New International Features, Documentaries, & Shorts Animation of All Kinds * Mockumentaries Underground Cinema * Midnight Movies Music Movies & Rock Docs * Edutainment Movies …and the best new independent Thai films & videos!
Bangkok IndieFest launches in 2010–our goal is to bring the most compelling independent movies [...]
David Carradine dies in Bangkok
David Carradine, died in Bangkok on Wednesday, was a sly, devilish, and at times downright freaky, movie presence who, when he appeared onscreen, automatically made matters twice as interesting.
Carradine’s dramatic skills were recognized by such directors as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Hal Ashby who cast him in, [...]
CONFESSIONS OF A DAY PLAYER PART 2 DARK BRIDGES DIRECTED BY MARCELO VON SCHWARTZ
The Furama Hotel is the venue for the shoot for Dark Bridges, directed by Marcelo Von Schwartz. It is a boutique hotel situated next to the prestigios Siam Society in Bangkok. Attired in the guise of bespoke poet , I join [...]
DREAMSCAPE THE LABYRINTH BY ANTONIO PINEDA The rain drums against the windows, wind lashes outside creating a hissing snakelike sound, the vodka lulls me to sleep. I am transported to a sculptured garden, a lush maze of manicured arches, bridges and mysterious paths. The rain is warm and soft. A luxurious melody is accentuated [...]
The death of the Spanish dictator Generalissimo Franco in 1975 ushered in extreme changes in society. The political compass swung from extreme right to left, and from the ashes of fascism emerged the phoenix of a new art movement, La Movida Madrilena.
This glorious epoch intrioduced new faces and injected modern values in Spain. The [...]
HIGH ART AND UNDERGROUND BANGKOK RADIO www.ubradio.net BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Once again it is time to resume the guise of bespoke poet. I suss out my vestuary designed by my bespoke tailor in Bangkok Lucky Ricky. Black silk suit and shirt are complemented by blue tie. I am back in black, bespoke spake Zarathustra. quoth [...]
I am honored to announce that I have been invited to attend the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival on June 27 to launch my own documentary produced by John Patrick Patti, and directed by Robert Dunlap: “Xaviera Hollander – the Happy Hooker, Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary”. From July 29th to August 1st this documentary will [...]
BY ANTONIO PINEDA
Bangkok author Richard Rubacher and I roll off the BTS train at Siam Station and wend our way to La Scala, venue for the Bangkok International Film Festival. We go to a desk where Umberto, a charming bloke from the Italian Embassy, issues us VIP passes. La Scala is a marvelous piece [...]
As part of our 100 video interviews at SXSW, Paul Terry Walhus interviews Casey Mckinnon. Casey has included Paul’s video of her all woman rock band at SXSW on CaseyMcKinnon.com/blog
Casey McKinnon is an actress, producer and writer who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She has worked and appeared on [...]
Magickpapers blogmeister recently went to South by Southwest and made over 100 video interviews. We’ll start with Zadi Diaz of epicfu. In fact, a bunch of our SXSW videos are published on this site under the user springnet.
Zadi Diaz, a native New Yorker now living in Los Angeles, is [...]
POP ART BY ALAN BERG BY ANTONIO PINEDA
The Tamarind Cafe was the venue for an exhibit of pop art by French artist Alan Berg. I am greeted by Cyrille and Ellen , they have just done a show of the works of Alan Berg at Bed Supper Club at which several paintings sold. The [...]
ON LOCATION WITH KING NARESUAN
BY ANTONIO PINERA AND GREG PEEK
The taxi deposits me at the casting center for Naresuan 3 on the outskirts of Bangkok. It is 3 am. A young Thai dude named Eddie, who studied at Washington State greets me. A minivan awaits to transport us to Kanchanaburi for a two [...]
Herod’s Law directed by Luis Estrada
By Antonio Pineda and Jenny Bleccker
The venue for the premier of Mr. Estrada’s film is the Foreign Correspondence Club. It promises to be an exciting night, half high culture, half hit TV. Series The Entourage. I consult my bespoke vestuary and select a sharp grey suit, crisp black [...]
Maura Moynihan, an American renaissance woman
Antonio Pineda & Richard Rubacher
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by Antonio Pineda and Matt Superfisky with Edits by John Long Dusk falls over the Chao Phraya River. I stand at the dock waiting for the boat to ferry me to the Oriental Hotel. I am to meet an American gigolo in Bangkok, as he is now a professor of literature at a prestigious Thai [...]
The Camelot is rife with good buzz as we make a dramatic entrance. Jonathan is the star of the show. The girls cannot believe their good fortune in having the young handsome hip-hop dude in their midst. David settles at a table and entertains two ladies. I grab a vodka tonic as David waxes [...]
I cross Pat Pong from Surwong and approach the Café de Paris. It is a cozy setup with mirrored walls and a slate blackboard at the end with the culinary specials written in chalk. DAVID WINTERS and his son Jonathan arrive and we take a well-appointed table.
Jonathan, in his early [...]
Dear reader,Hollywood is an excerpt from Down and Out In Bangkok. The novel was written as an exposition of ETA, the Basque terrorist network - more on this aspect anon when we serialize the next chapter set in Argentina. Hollywood represents the dark side and enlightened soul of America. I penned this novel to explore addictions, [...]
San Francisco poet Joe Shakarchi and I walk through the endless Bangkok night. We roll down Sukhimvit in the heart of the red light entertainment area to Soi 7. The bright lights of the notorious Eden Club shine in the distance as we enter a trendy pub, Absolut. It is a well lit space with [...]
Not only has ‘The Magick Papers’ made the literary halls of fame in such a short space of time, presently Hollywood Executive Producer, Steve Roeder is in Thailand and discussing the possibility of a screenplay with Antonio. Mr Roeder has the ear of Paramount, William Morris Agency and some other connections in Creative Artists Agency. [...]
richard rubacher and i are in touch with hollywood producer steven roeder re his manson script -we both are tracking xaviera hollander story so please give a shout re her 2008 letter to her fan base as well as letter of consent from xaviera i sent you -if you have not recieved them please notify [...]
from Thai Touch by Richard Rubacher
On the fateful day of June 23, 1993, a man named John Wayne Bobbitt became front-page news throughout the United States and around the globe. The unexpected surgical action performed upon John Wayne by Lorena Bobbitt, his then-wife, was known as the “cut heard around the world.” In a [...]
The guest of Pattaya’s premiere talk show host, Dr. Iain Corness, relayed on eight cable TV networks in Thailand, for Pattaya Mail TV, Hollywood producer Steven Roeder was interviewed in depth about his movie making plans in Thailand.
With the glamorous setting of The King’s Room at The Hardrock Hotel, overlooking the picturesque Pattaya [...]
Le Sange d’un Poete, the mythic surrealist cinema created by bohemian renaissance man, Jean Cocteau, as I approach the Tamarind Cafe, runs through my brain like a runaway train. The film was commissioned for the royal sum of a million Francs by the Viscount Charles and Marie Laure de Noailles at a legendary house [...]
Not only did Ric Lawes have to start from scratch in 2000 but co-wrote his first feature Shadow Island in 2005 and started shooting with two partners and a full crew of 65. Investors were on board and in an unprecedented powerplay, the Director on being questioned at the quality of rushes, and the Producer [...]
Bon jour a tout le monde, D. J. Manow, le roi de le musique eloctronique has hit town. I liaise with the king of electronic music at a Japanese restaurant near his hotel on soi 19. He is from Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, but now hails from Atlanta. [...]
I jump off the bus at Pattaya bus station. The Voodoo Chile is on a mission to review legendary sexologist Professor Ruud Organ, who is to do a TV spot with Dr. Iain Corness for Pattaya Mail TV. The Professor’s new book, ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Sex’, is being launched at DK Book Mart. [...]
These are my links for December 9th:
Top Ten Science Fiction Novels | BlueSunCorp – list of my top 10 Science Fiction Novels. It’s purely subjective, based on what I have enjoyed most over the years. These are the ones that stand out for me as all time classics, that are worth reading and re-reading. [...]
Antonio has agreed to attend Bangkok barcamp.
Our hot clubbing warrior of psychedelia, dance and galavanting will be opening up to the tech world. Tony will be looking for local collaborators to help with his blogging and other ventures in to cyberspace and moviedom.
Participants (aka Campers) sugree keng kla duocore.tv pphetra Patrick grauhirn.org [...]
The King Maker – shot on location in Thailand with all Thai crew and cast with the exception of John Rhyse Davies, (Indianna Jones & Lord Of The Rings). It featured the ex WBC Middle Weight Boxing World Champion – Gary Stretch from the industrial mining town of Saint Helens in Lancashire, England. The romantic [...]
Ric Lawes came to the ‘Land of Smiles’ nearly a decade ago from his native Australia with nothing but the clothes on his back and a dream after a partner taught him a valuable lesson about ‘Trust’… ripping off his bank accounts. In Bangkok he wrote his first Novel titled ‘Humble Beginnings’ with all characters [...]
“Whatever the author Antonio Pineda of Magick Papers fame is taking, he should keep it up. I say this because his creativity and writing brilliance are starting to come on stream with a vengeance. He is providing what Bangkok is missing, and giving farangs abroad the gateways to what has disappeared from the West and [...]
Another sleepless night in The Big Mango. I cruise the hood under the moonlight, ready to rumble down to soi Nana to hook up with Barry Wedgle, jazz musician and founder of Exit Records. The parking lot behind the 7-11 is teeming with thousands of Thais on a mission to [...]
The dying embers of sunset kiss the clouds; I stride by On Nut Square in my bespoke finery. The dark silk suit, black shirt and silver iridescent tie make me feel like George Raft in a noir movie. A Toyota pickup truck is prominently parked in a convenient soi. A [...]
That important international expert on orgasm, sexual perversions and anomolies, and his unorthodox treatments thereof, Professor Ruud Organ B.W. L.F. (Hons), the eminent Certified Swedish Sexologist, makes his first personal appearance in Thailand at DK Book Mart in Pattaya, on Saturday 1st December, at 3 p. m. The Professor will be signing copies of his [...]
IL Y YA UN TEMP, once upon a time, in the California Inland Empire outside of Los Angeles, garage rock ruled. A young surfer dude dreamed of escape from the provincial ticky tacky of Riverside. Little did Rick Brown know his fate was to be the lead singer of one of the great-unknown legends of rock [...]
Boogie chillen, the tuk tuk rolls up in front of Cafe Aroyon Sukhumvit Soi 25 in Bangkok. I bail out for my rendezvous with author-tanguero Richard Rubacher. His book, Thai Touch, is a hit among the expat community. Richard also is a cultural historian, who has written a brilliant play, Showdown With Charles Manson. It [...]
Today is your lucky day mes cher amis,the bloke in the photograph who looks like Wild Bill Hickock is Oscar nominated documentary film maker Adrian Belic. He was nominated for GHENGHIS BLUES, and his new film BEYOND THE CALL is ringing bells at film festivals worldwide.
Adrian is [...]
These are my links for November 14th through November 17th:
Adrian Belic at Thailand Film Fest – “An extremely inspiring film that is also hilarious, exciting and heart-wrenching. Not only are the three men unbelievably good willed, they are enjoyable characters filled with lovable quirks and wonderful stories to tell.” – Christopher Campbell HDtv film [...]