New Korean Cinema

New Korean Cinema

Breaking the Waves

  • Author: Paquet, Darcy
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231850124
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780231850124
  • Place of publication:  New York , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2010
  • Month: April
  • Language: English
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).
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 A New Society
  • 2 A New Film Industry
  • 3 The Boom
  • 4 New Ambitions
  • 5 Conclusion
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index



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