Horizons of CinemaSeoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema0791472256, 9780791472255, 9781435626898

Author : Frances Gateward (ed.)
Description:Seoul Searching is a collection of fourteen provocative essays about contemporary South Korean cinema, the most productive and dynamic cinema in Asia. Examining the three dominant genres that have led Korean film to international acclaimmelodramas, big-budget action blockbusters, and youth filmsthe contributors look at Korean cinema as industry, art form, and cultural product, and engage cinemas role in the formation of Korean identities. Committed to approaching Korean cinema within its cultural contexts, the contributors analyze feature-length films and documentaries as well as industry structures and governmental policies in relation to transnational reception, marketing, modes of production, aesthetics, and other forms of popular culture. An interdisciplinary text, Seoul Searching provides an original contribution to film studies and expands the developing area of Korean studies.
Categories: Art Cinema
Year :2007
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 330
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