Private Dancer

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chiltern wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:43 pm [....

Could it be made into a serialized video?
The problem with that it is very Bangkok specific, in order to shoot a commercial film/video in Thailand you need to obtain a permit from the film commission which involves script approval. In the case of Private Dancer this would be refused due to its subject matter, you may be tempted to submit one script and shoot another however the Film Commission requires one of their employees to be present on location throughout the shoot.
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Actually film companies solved that problem long ago.

One of the James Bond films with Roger Moore was supposed to be set in a Chinese city I think, certainly not Bangkok. It had a car chase and all the signs on the cars were in Thai.

Just find a more amenable location.

Then there is green screen. Not a single dialogue scene in Macau with Robert Mitchum was shot in Macau. The Macau scenes in it were stock scenes of the harbor. All the plot and action scenes were done on Hollywood sound stages.
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The problem with that book is it's crap. I know nothing about the Bangkok bar scene so I I don't know about its accuracy. It was an interesting read for the time I waited for my bus, but the writing is terrible, think "da vinci code" but not quite that level.
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My, my, there are some posters on this thread with high standards of literacy. Some with high standards of morality too.
My favourite book in this genre is A Woman of Bangkok (1956) by Jack Reynolds (a nom de plume and, intriguingly, nobody has figured out the true name, it's thought to be an established writer). A close second would be Saint Jack by Louis Theroux (1973) and made into a movie by Peter Bogdanovich in 1979. These novels trace themes that are still true today but they also offer fascinating glimpse into contemporary life in Bangkok and Singapore respectively. The World of Suzie Wong (Richard Mason 1957, film starring Nancy Kwan and William Holden, 1960) does the same for Hong Kong. Enjoy.
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The problem with that book is it's crap. I know nothing about the Bangkok bar scene so I I don't know about its accuracy. It was an interesting read for the time I waited for my bus, but the writing is terrible, think "da vinci code" but not quite that level.
it's not Stephen Leather's usual style...i think it is deliberately written in that way to make it seem more of a realistic account

but yeah, light reading and entertaining enough
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