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- DescriptionFor the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With invative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films t only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an ecomic crisis-triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry-into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.
- Author BiographyJINHEE CHOI is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Kent, U.K. She is the coeditor of Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures (2005) and Horror to the Extreme (2009).
- Author(s)Jinhee Choi
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication15/02/2010
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Content Note31 b & w illus.
- Weight517 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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