Korean cinema and Kim-ki duk

Recap from last season 
Robust silent film  Seismic shift in cinema in

production in 1920  Post WW2 films celebrating resistance fighter and leaders who struggled against fascism  Films in the service of ideology and state in 1970 (propaganda films)

1990.  Diversification in conjunction with socioeconomic transformation  One of the few nonHollywood cinemas to successfully compete with Hollywood in its own market

Detour into contemporary Korean culture 
Developed from traditional Korean culture  Changing economics and lifestyle  Pop-muic, dramas, games  And Film and Television  screen quotas requiring cinemas to show Korean films at

least 73 days a year

Class

Focus

Clips

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Sequence I: Introduction & Auteurs 1 Intro to Class: Historical Review of Korean Cinema Cinema on the Road

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Auteur I: KwonTaek Im

Shin&Stringer Ch 4&5

Sopyonje; ChunHyang; Festival; Three Monsters; Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

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6 7

The D Pi ell i t the Well; P wer f K G r ; Three Ir

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Auteur III: Chang ong Lee Woosuk Kang

Shin&Stringer Ch 3& Kim Ch 3

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; P bli Enem

Sequence II: Major Genres

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Melodrama/Romantic Comedy Gangster/Action

Shin&Stringer Ch 1&9 Kim Ch 4

Letter; Christmas in August; You¶re my sunshine; My sassy girl; My ife is a gangster; My boss, my hero; Friend

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B

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Globalization,

iaspora, and Multiculturalism

Kim Ch 8, 9 & 10

o; Blood and Bones; Like a Virgin; Father; Failan

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9

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Memories of the Subaltern & the Colonial

Shin&Stringer Ch 11&13 Kim Ch

Foul ing; Hanbando

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Gender

ynamics & Class Politics

Shin&Stringer Ch 10&12 Kim Ch 5&6

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Period

rama/ Indies/ ocumentaries

P F: Nation & Tradition as ocumentaries in

iscourses; Social Margins, the State &

Scandal; Forbidden Quest; ing and the Clo n; If you die; Repatriation

Sequence III: Socio-Political Criticism

Pounds beauty; 301/302; Single Spark; Petal

aikiki Brothers; Take care of my cat; 2009 Lost Memories; Murmuring;

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Blockbuster/ Horror/Thriller

P F: Pacquet on the Korean film industry; K Blockbuster

Tae uk i; Murder

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ongmakgol; Shiri; Tale of T o Sisters; Memories of

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Quiz1

GP III

GP IV

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Quiz 2

Final Exam

The director
screenwriter  Noted for ³art-house´ cinematic work  Won Berlin IFF for Samaritan Girl (2004) and Venice FF for 3-Iron  Directed film on controversial and agonizing topics as the life of a prostitute, the love-hate relationship of a woman and a pimp and «  Past films fueled with violence and sexuality« 
Born in 1960  Studied fine art in France  Began his career as

Filmography
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1996 Crocodile Wild Animals 1998 Birdcage Inn 2000 The Isle Real Fiction 2001 Address Unknown Bad Guy 2002 The Coast Guard 2003 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2004 Samaritan Girl 3Iron2005 The Bow 2006 Time 2007 Breath 2008 Dream

Little about the movie: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter,« and Spring
the simplicity of film  Minimum Dialogue  The hermitage is an artificially constructed set « 
Visually Fantastic  Simplicity of life in

Discussion Questions 
Did you notice any spiritual theme in the film?  Were you impressed by the symbolism?  How much the film was influenced by Buddhist

culture (e.g. reincarnation as a central issue)?  Did every scene make you ponder? 

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