Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some articles about Korean film that have turned up recently:

An Im Kwon-taek retrospective at the Korean Film Archive will run until October 3.

Mark Russell looks at the changes Korea's entertainment industry has gone through over the past few decades, a subject he covered in depth in his book Pop Goes Korea.

The Korea Herald writes about recent 'violent' Korean films, such as Moss, The Man from Nowhere, and Kim Ji-woon's new film, which I knew nothing about:
Writer-director Kim Ji-woon’s controversial latest, the Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik tandem, “I Saw the Devil” -- set for an Aug. 12 release -- has been scoring high in the buzz meter among local audiences not to mention attracting plenty of media attention since it was recently given a limited release judgment due to its excessive screen violence. “I Saw the Devil” is currently being trimmed for a third submission to the KMRB.
I'll be curious to see what Kim comes up with this time, after all the hype of The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

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