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New Korean Cinema

Author : Darcy Paquet
ISBN : 9780231850124
Genre : Performing Arts
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New Korean Cinema charts the dramatic transformation of South Korea's film industry from the democratization movement of the late 1980s to the 2000s new generation of directors. The author considers such issues as government censorship, the market's embrace of Hollywood films, and the social changes which led to the diversification and surprising commercial strength of contemporary Korean films. Directors such as Hong Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook, and Bong Joon-ho are studied within their historical context together with a range of films including Sopyonje (1993), Peppermint Candy (1999), Oldboy (2003), and The Host (2006).
Category: Performing Arts

New Korean Cinema

Author : Chi-Yun Shin
ISBN : 074861852X
Genre : Cine
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A wide-ranging analysis of one of the world's most important contemporary film industries, New Korean Cinemaadopts a cross-cultural and multi-dimensional perspective and provides a comprehensive overview of the production, circulation and reception of modern South Korean cinema. Together with discussions of Korean society and culture, it considers the political economy of the film industry, strategies of domestic and international distribution and marketing, the consumption of films in diverse reception environments, and the relation of film texts to their cultural, historical and social contexts. Gathering critics from Asia, Europe and North America, New Korean Cinemacontributes to the discussion of the complex role played by national and regional cinemas in a global age. It will be of interest to students and critics of Popular Culture and Film Studies as well as East Asian Studies and Korean Studies. Features*The most comprehensive study of one of the world's most exciting new cinemas*Provides new insights into the relations forged between cinema and civil society since the early 1990s.*Considers innovative and timely areas of concern such as globalization, transnationalism and new media*Contains in-depth analyses of key films like Chunhyang, Memento Mori, Peppermint Candyand Take Care of My Cat*Includes a glossary of key terms and bibliography of works on Korean cinema*Illustrated with 24 black-and-white stills.
Category: Cine

The Remasculinization Of Korean Cinema

Author : Kyung Hyun Kim
ISBN : 9780822385585
Genre : Performing Arts
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In one of the first English-language studies of Korean cinema to date, Kyung Hyun Kim shows how the New Korean Cinema of the past quarter century has used the trope of masculinity to mirror the profound sociopolitical changes in the country. Since 1980, South Korea has transformed from an insular, authoritarian culture into a democratic and cosmopolitan society. The transition has fueled anxiety about male identity, and amid this tension, empowerment has been imagined as remasculinization. Kim argues that the brutality and violence ubiquitous in many Korean films is symptomatic of Korea’s on-going quest for modernity and a post-authoritarian identity. Kim offers in-depth examinations of more than a dozen of the most representative films produced in Korea since 1980. In the process, he draws on the theories of Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek, Gilles Deleuze, Rey Chow, and Kaja Silverman to follow the historical trajectory of screen representations of Korean men from self-loathing beings who desire to be controlled to subjects who are not only self-sufficient but also capable of destroying others. He discusses a range of movies from art-house films including To the Starry Island (1993) and The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996) to higher-grossing, popular films like Whale Hunting (1984) and Shiri (1999). He considers the work of several Korean auteurs—Park Kwang-su, Jang Sun-woo, and Hong Sang-su. Kim argues that Korean cinema must begin to imagine gender relations that defy the contradictions of sexual repression in order to move beyond such binary struggles as those between the traditional and the modern, or the traumatic and the post-traumatic.
Category: Performing Arts

Rediscovering Korean Cinema

Author : Sangjoon Lee
ISBN : 9780472054299
Genre : Performing Arts
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South Korean cinema is a striking example of non-Western contemporary cinematic success. Thanks to the increasing numbers of moviegoers and domestic films produced, South Korea has become one of the world’s major film markets. In 2001, the South Korean film industry became the first in recent history to reclaim its domestic market from Hollywood and continues to maintain around a 50 percent market share today. High-quality South Korean films are increasingly entering global film markets and connecting with international audiences in commercial cinemas and art theatres, and at major international film festivals. Despite this growing recognition of the films themselves, Korean cinema’s rich heritage has not heretofore received significant scholarly attention in English-language publications. This groundbreaking collection of thirty-five essays by a wide range of academic specialists situates current scholarship on Korean cinema within the ongoing theoretical debates in contemporary global film studies. Chapters explore key films of Korean cinema, from Sweet Dream, Madame Freedom, The Housemaid, and The March of Fools to Oldboy, The Host, and Train to Busan, as well as major directors such as Shin Sang-ok, Kim Ki-young, Im Kwon-taek, Bong Joon-ho, Hong Sang-soo, Park Chan-wook, and Lee Chang-dong. While the chapters provide in-depth analyses of particular films, together they cohere into a detailed and multidimensional presentation of Korean cinema’s cumulative history and broader significance. With its historical and critical scope, abundance of new research, and detailed discussion of important individual films, Rediscovering Korean Cinema is at once an accessible classroom text and a deeply informative compendium for scholars of Korean and East Asian studies, cinema and media studies, and communications. It will also be an essential resource for film industry professionals and anyone interested in international cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Transnational Korean Cinema

Author : Dal Yong Jin
ISBN : 9781978807907
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Transnational Korean Cinema author Dal Yong Jin explores the interactions of local and global politics, economics, and culture to contextualize the development of Korean cinema and its current place in an era of neoliberal globalization and convergent digital technologies. The book emphasizes the economic and industrial aspects of the story, looking at questions on the interaction of politics and economics, including censorship and public funding, and provides a better view of the big picture by laying bare the relationship between film industries, the global market, and government. Jin also sheds light on the operations and globalization strategies of Korean film industries alongside changing cultural policies in tandem with Hollywood’s continuing influences in order to comprehend the power relations within cultural politics, nationally and globally. This is the first book to offer a full overview of the nascent development of Korean cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

The South Korean Film Renaissance

Author : Jinhee Choi
ISBN : 9780819569868
Genre : Performing Arts
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For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an economic crisis—triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry—into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.
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Korean Cinema

Author : Anthony C. Y. Leong
ISBN : 9781553954613
Genre : Performing Arts
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You don't have to look very far these days to see the influence that the film industry of Hong Kong has had on moviemaking around the world. Hong Kong film stars, such as Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Jet Li, and Michelle Yeoh, have become household names headlining Hollywood blockbusters, while directors such as John Woo, Tsui Hark, and Wong Kar-wai are closing deals in Tinseltown and developing huge international followings. Despite achieving such recognition abroad, the luster on Hong Kong's homegrown film industry has faded quite a bit over the past decade. However, many Hong Kong cinema aficionados, who passionately followed the rise of the 'Hong Kong New Wave' during the Eighties and early Nineties, only to become increasingly disenchanted since then, are now looking to South Korea for Asia's boldest and most innovative films. Since 1998, South Korea's local film industry has undergone a remarkable transformation. A new generation of Korean moviemakers is revitalizing the industry with bold arthouse productions, big-budget actioners, thought-provoking dramas, and subversive satires. In some circles, South Korea is even being likened to the new 'Hong Kong', with its film industry on the verge of exploding onto the world stage, similar to how the 'Hong Kong New Wave' catapulted the former British colony and its groundbreaking films into the international spotlight. Already, some Korean films have found success in the North American market arthouse circuit, while Korean directors are being courted by major Hollywood studios for lucrative U.S. remake rights. "Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong" is a guidebook for exploring this new and exciting treasure trove of cinema. It is the first book of its kind, covering this emerging cinematic powerhouse in an easy-to-read and leisure-focused fashion, bringing all the sought-after information on Korean cinema into one convenient package. Within the pages of Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong, you will find: A brief history of South Korea and its film industry, which will help you understand the reasons behind the revolutionary changes in Korean cinema and what is influencing the country's directors A look at the present state of Korea's filmmaking industry and how it resembles the dot-com era (with the only difference being that these companies are actually making money, and lots of it) An examination of the characteristics, themes, and dominant genres of the films in this newest 'Korean New Wave' In-depth reviews and commentary of the top ten must-see films of this latest 'Korean New Wave' An overview of the top genres of Korean cinema, with reviews, commentary, and notes on availability for the good, the bad, and the ugly A look at the stars of Korean cinema, such as the Korean equivalents to Tom Cruise (Han Suk-kyu) and Julia Roberts (Shim Eun-ha). How moviegoers can go about seeing Korean flicks (with English subtitles too!) So sit back, relax, and get ready to be introduced to Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong! Comments about the book "It's designed for people who are in the process of discovering Korean film, and it's especially useful for people who are building DVD collections. Anthony approaches the industry as a fan of Hong Kong cinema who has gravitated towards Korean films in recent years... 266 pages in total, so there's a lot of information... I'd recommend it." (Darcy Paquet, Koreanfilm.org, Screen International correspondent, and English language editor for the Korean Film Commission) "Anthony Leong has taken the study of Asian Cinema to the next level. This book helps make sense of Korean cinema. It's an authoritative text, yet thoroughly entertaining, while being the definitive word of this exploding motion pic
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The Journal Of Korean Studies Vol 11 Number 1 Fall 2006

Author : John Duncan
ISBN : 9781442234840
Genre : History
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The University of Washington-Korea Studies Program, in collaboration with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, is proud to publish the Journal of Korean Studies. In 1979 Dr. James Palais (PhD Harvard 1968), former UW professor of Korean History edited and published the first volume of the Journal of Korean Studies. For thirteen years it was a leading academic forum for innovative, in-depth research on Korea. In 2004 former editors Gi-Wook Shin and John Duncan revived this outstanding publication at Stanford University. In August 2008 editorial responsibility transferred back to the University of Washington. With the editorial guidance of Clark Sorensen and Donald Baker, the Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) continues to be dedicated to publishing outstanding articles, from all disciplines, on a broad range of historical and contemporary topics concerning Korea. In addition the JKS publishes reviews of the latest Korea-related books. To subscribe to the Journal of Korean Studies or order print back issues, please click here.
Category: History

South Korean Cinema And Hybridity Of East Asian Identity

Author : Hector Kim
ISBN : 9781453715963
Genre : Motion pictures
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In attempts to identify the integral elements contributory to the recent success of South Korean films in East Asia, most existing researches maintain their wide focal length on either: underlying political conditions like South Korea's media liberalization, or the continually rising demand for non-Hollywood films in the region. This text, however, takes a different approach and looks more closely to the question of "South Korean cinema's place in (re)construction of East Asian identity" as it was found a significant yet underexplored area of research. The questioning is attempted by testing the hypothesis that the merit of South Korean films relies more on the cultural "similarity / proximity" based on "common experience of absorption of Western modern civilization" than the cultural "otherness / distance" based on "different experience of consumption of modern culture". The mode of production and the relationship between the global and South Korean film industry are contextually examined in order to identify and understand the invisible underpinnings, which otherwise would go unnoticed while spectators watch films. In doing so, the text analyzes the unique conditions that the South Korean film industry grew out of, and the effects such underlying conditions had on the contemporary "genre-bending" films, for which South Korean cinema is best known and favored nowadays. Furthermore, by placing hanryu (Korean Wave) phenomenon within the context of globalization discourse, the three main strands of globalization discourse - 1. Cultural imperialism, 2. Modernity project, 3. Hybridization of identity - are applied to the questioning of South Korean cinema's place in East Asia amid the changing trend of cultural flows in times of globalization.
Category: Motion pictures

Contemporary Korean Cinema

Author : Hyangjin Lee
ISBN : 0719060087
Genre : Performing Arts
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This comprehensive book defines the significance of film-making and film viewing in Korea. Covering the introduction of motion pictures in 1903, Korean cinema during the Japanese colonial period (1910-45), and the development of North and South Korean cinema up to the 1990s, Lee introduces the works of Korea's major directors, and analyzes the Korean film industry in terms of production, distribution, and reception.
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The Pusan International Film Festival South Korean Cinema And Globalization

Author : SooJeong Ahn 安秀晶
ISBN : 9789888083589
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book provides a political and cultural exploration of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea since its inception in 1996. By paying a particular attention to the organizers' use of an Asian regionalization strategy, SooJeong Ahn reveals how the festival staked out a unique and influential position within a rapidly changing global landscape. Very little primary empirical research has been conducted to date on non-Western film festivals, though PIFF and Tokyo and Hong Kong have swiftly grown more exciting and influential as testing grounds for global cinema innovations. The initiation, development and growth of PIFF should be understood as resulting from productive tensions in the festival's efforts to serve local, regional and national constituencies. The book also reflects the complexities of rapid transformation in the South Korean film industry as it has reached out to the global market since the late 1990s. SooJeong Ahn worked for the Pusan International Film Festival between 1998 and 2002 and has completed a Ph.D. on film festivals at the University of Nottingham. Her recent publications include "Re-imagining the Past: Programming South Korean Retrospectives at PIFF," in Film International (Vol. 6, 2008), "Placing South Korean Cinema into Pusan International Film Festival: Programming Strategy in the Global/Local Context," in What a Difference a Region Makes: Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in North-East Asia (2009); "Re-mapping Asian Cinema: The Tenth Anniversary of PIFF in 2005" in Cinemas, Identities and Beyond (2010).
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Korean Cinema

Author : Mi-hyŏn Kim
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123917036
Genre : Motion pictures
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Multiple Modernities

Author : Jenny Kwok Wah Lau
ISBN : 1566399866
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive book on the complex relationship between media and modernity in east Asia
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Im Kwon Taek

Author : Choi, Chungmoo
ISBN : 0814328695
Genre : History
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Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of a Korean National Cinema is a collection of essays written about Im Kwon-Taek, better known as the father of New Korean Cinema, that takes a critical look at the situations of filmmakers in South Korea.
Category: History

North Korean Cinema

Author : Johannes Schönherr
ISBN : 9780786465262
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This volume chronicles the history of North Korean cinema from its beginnings to today, examining the obstacles the film industry faced as well as the many social problems the films themselves reveal. It provides detailed analyses of major and minor films and explores important developments in the industry within the context of the concurrent social and political atmosphere"--Provided by publisher.
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Colonialism And Nationalism In Asian Cinema

Author : Wimal Dissanayake
ISBN : 0253116473
Genre : Performing Arts
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"... an important collective work for communication practitioners, students, and scholars who want to have a deeper understanding of film making in Asia and of the promotion of nationalism through communication." -- Media Asia "... a momentous contribution to the study of colonialism and postcoloniality in Asia... " -- The Journal of Asian Studies "This is an excellent model for studies in how the popular, art, and experimental cinemas function in the consideration of nationhood as a configuration of symbols.... This anthology provides an interesting discussion by offering a theoretical framework from which to examine the complex topics of nation, state, identity formation, and collective history in the realm of cinema. It becomes an even more effective tool by playing itself out within a diverse Asian context." -- Afterimage Essays examine the representation of the interlocking discourses of nationhood and history in Asian cinema, dealing with film traditions in Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
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Rising Sun Divided Land

Author : Kate E. Taylor-Jones
ISBN : 9780231850445
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Rising Sun and Divided Land provides a comprehensive, scholarly examination of the historical background, films, and careers of selected Korean and Japanese film directors. It examines eight directors: Fukasaku Kinji, Im Kwon-teak, Kawase Naomi, Miike Takashi, Lee Chang-dong, Kitano Takeshi, Park Chan-wook, and Kim Ki-duk and considers their work as reflections of personal visions and as films that engage with globalization, colonialism, nationalism, race, gender, history, and the contemporary state of Japan and South Korea. Each chapter is followed by a short analysis of a selected film, and the volume as a whole includes a cinematic overview of Japan and South Korea and a list of suggestions for further reading and viewing.
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Korean Film

Author : Ŭng-jun Min
ISBN : 0275958116
Genre : Performing Arts
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Establishes contextual and theoretical bases to help the reader understand cultural, political, and socioeconomic aspects of Korean film.
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Korean Film Observatory

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114090801
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Category: Motion picture industry