Okay. I'm half Thai and a very proud one and this movie is about...well, Thailand back when it was Siam during the Victorian period and during Rama IV's (King Mongkut to the rest of the world) reign in Thai historical terms. Every version of Anna and The King is banned in Thailand. Only Anna's memoir is occasionally published in Thailand. I was lucky enough to see it on the aeroplane going to Canada back in 2000, my dad, who is Thai, refused to watch it and went to sleep. Mum and I, however enjoyed it, and I watched the cartoon musical while I was in Canada as well. Eight years later. I accidently come across it on a television, on our 'poached' African movie channel (I KNOW, SO FREAKING RANDOM) and fell in love with it again, it never aired again, as I'm pretty sure the Thai official's found out about it and cut the channel off...but who knows? the reception could of been bad? :/
I come to Australia and for my final assignment this semester at uni, it was a rather free for all, so I chose to write about what I knew best: Home. That is Thailand. And I decided to rent Anna and The King again just to watch and for the third time, fell in love with it. Now that I'm in Australia, I can buy it to own, I ordered it off Ebay and I'm awaiting for it to arrive. In the mean time I made this picspam of the entire movie. I have never made a picspam of an entire movie before, so I've split in to two parts. I'm posting the first part tonight then going to bed as its past one AM.
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