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Kim Mee-hyun

Korean Cinema from Origins to Renaissance

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Art.Nr./ISBN: 9788984997035

Verlag: Communication Books

Jahr: 2007

Einband: Softcover

Seitenzahl: 477

Sprache: English

Medientyp: Buch

 

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Korean cinema is already more than a century old. As with the film histories of other countries, Korean film history has always been closely linked to the formation of modern society. Thus, Korean film history must be part of the same social and historical foundation that modern society is based on. In Korea, films were only an exotic spectacle when first introduced. Then, when Korean filmmakers had just started making films, they had to go through severe censorship during the colonial period and various military governments. It has not been an easy journey for Korean cinema to grow into a world-renowned success story.

It had to survive many external and internal threats and moments of crisis. It is natural that many people are eager to know how the domestic film market share soared from a mere 15.9 per cent in 1993 to 60per cent in 2004, the box-office quadrupled over one decade, and such diverse films are made. The key to success has been creativity and powerful content, supported by the greatest accomplishment of the Korean film industry: the abolition of restrictions and censorship. There is also the common experience of national division and the history of dictatorship. Some foreign film professionals ask me what policy was required to achieve Korea's success. I always give them the same answer: if there is any restriction, abolishing it is a prerequisite, as freedom of expression is more effective than any other support. The history of the Korean cinema itself proves this.

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PREFACE

 

Four Variations on Korean Genre Film: Tears, Screams, Violence and Laughter

01 The Exhibition of Moving Pictures and the Advent of Korean Cinema 1897~1925

The Genealogy of Shinpa Melodramas in Korean Cinema

02 The Japanese Colonial Period, Heyday of Silent Films 1926~1934

The Debates around Realism in the Korean Cinema 03 The Sound Film and Militarism 1935~1945

Freedom of Speech and Cinema: The History of Korean Film Censorship 04 Liberation and the Korean War 1945~1953

Changes in the Korean Star System

05 The Revival of the Film Industry 1054~1062

Korean Women Directors

06 The Korean Cinema Renaissance and Genre Films

The Authoritarian Period and a Depression in tihe Film Industry

07 Depression in the Film Industry 1972-1979

Images of Women in Korean movies

08 The New Military Regime's Rule over Culture and the Advent of the New Film Culture

National Cinema-Who Is It For?: The History and Context of the Korean Cinema

09 The New Korean Cinema Movement 1988-1995

A History of Korean Film Policies

10 The Growth and Outlook of the Korean Cinema 1996~Present

Trends in the Structure of the Korean Film Indestury

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INDEX

 

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