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Cultural Globalization in Korean Cinema

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the swift change experienced by the Korean film industry in conjunction with the Korean Wave. It investigates the primary causes of the roller coaster-like shifts within Korean ... More


Projecting Asian Cinema to the World

Sangjoon Lee

in Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752315
eISBN:
9781501752322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752315.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Unheeded Cries, South Korea's official submission to the fourth San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) in 1960, which tells the story of postwar orphans in the slums ... More


Im Kwon-Taek and the March of Time

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses South Korean director Im Kwon-taek. As the longest working director in South Korea, Im's films have featured and referenced nearly all of the major political and cultural ... More


Cinematic Japan and Korea: A Long and Turbulent History

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the historical development of cinema in Japan and Korea. In Japan, Shiro Asano imported the first motion picture camera in 1897 and the medium was quickly embraced by the whole ... More


Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Kate Taylor-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book 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, ... More


Twisted Histories: Park Chan-Wook and the Legacy of Personal Trauma

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses South Korean director Park Chan-wook. Over the last decade very few Korean film directors have made such an impact on the international scene as Park Chan-wook. The key to his ... More


Lee Chang-Dong and the Trauma of History

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses South Korean director Lee Chang-dong. Lee was South Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism, 2003–4; and of all the directors featured in this book, he has been most notable for ... More


Film Analysis: Chihwaseon Chihwaseon 취화선

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Im Kwon-taek's film Chihwaseon (Drunk on Women and Poetry [UK]/Painted Fire [USA], 2002), which charts the life of Jang Seung-up, a nineteenth-century Korean painter who changed ... More


Bad Guy: Kim Ki-Duk

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses South Korean director Kim Ki-duk. Kim's background is very different from many directors working in South Korea today. He did not attend film school, he has never worked as a ... More


Conclusion

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter ties together the loose threads of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It identifies several key trends that have had a huge impact on the Asian cinematic industry, ... More


New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Dal Yong Jin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The 2012 smash Gangnam Style by the Seoul-based rapper Psy capped the triumph of Hallyu, the Korean Wave of music, film, and other cultural forms that have become a worldwide sensation. This book ... More


Film Analysis: Secret Sunshine Secret Sunshine 밀양

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Lee Chang-dong's film Secret Sunshine (Miryang, 2007), about a woman, Shin-ae, who moves with her small son to her late husband's hometown, Miryang, for a new start. The film ... More


Film Analysis: Oldboy Oldboy 올드보이

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Park Chan-wook's film Oldboy (Oldeuboi, 2003) about a man, Oh Dae-su, who is mysteriously kidnapped and held in isolation for fifteen years without human contact, and with no ... More


Film Analysis: Bad Guy Bad Guy 나쁜 남자

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes Kim Ki-duk's film Bad Guy (Na-bun-Nam-Ja, 2001), a tale of a man who forces the woman he loves into prostitution. The woman gradually accepts working in the brothel and falls in ... More


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