[KS] film/drama class suggestions
schroepfer at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 03:40:53 EDT 2005
Maybe I missed a few posts on this thread but it seems most specific
suggestions are from 1990ish and on. Please forgive me if that's not
I myself don't know how one could ever talk about Korean flim without
mentioning classics such as:
"The Marine Never Returned" (1963, _toraoji annUn haebyOng_)
Unexciting but significant, perhaps the only war film of that era that
wasn't gov't-sponsored propaganda.
"Hate But Once More(??)" (1968, _miwOdo tasi hanbOn_)
"March of Fools" (1975, _pabodUri haengjin_)
and many, mamy others from before the 90's. Surely others are more
familiar with them than I am.
Also, though it was concieved in, produced in, and belongs in the
80's, IMHO any list of Korean films from the 90's should include
_p'aOp chOnya_ (1990). As socialist realism goes it is quite good. I
wonder if one of the reasons it isn't included in these "lists" is
because it was banned at the time. When I was an undergrad at Yonsei
they showed it on campus and we had to watch it twice, with groups
taking turns watching it and fending off the police at the front gate.
Later the producers did the English subtitles themselves and started
doing the rounds at international film festivals, much to the
displeasure of the gov't film promotion agency at the time. I bought
copy on video from one of those "social science" bookstores which
always had a good supply of the latest banned books. Anyway, point is
that it was circulated widely, though illegally, on video and I know
for a fact that English subtitles were done at one point.
There's a neat list here:
Whatever happens, it would be nice to see better resources for Korean
film classes overseas in the future.
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