Korean Film Directors - "YU Hyun-mok"
- Author : Kim Kyoung-wook
- Publisher : Seoul Selection
- Pub. Date : Mar 2008
- Cover : Paperback
- Dimensions (in inches) : 8.34 x 6.22 x 0.43
- Pages : 163
- ISBN : 978-89-91913-33-2
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One of the four “masters” of Korean cinema, Yu Hyun-mok played a crucial role in creating a new history of “postwar” cinema free from the generation influenced by Japanese colonial rule. As a filmmaker who believed that the keys to film art are montage and camerawork, he produced notable films in four different decades. In keeping with the previous editions in the series, this edition also contains comprehensive analysis of the director, interviews, and biographical information from renowned film critic Kim Kyoung-wook.
From the Preface
[...] the study of Yu cannot remain as the study of an auteur [...] [I]t must be a starting point to investigate or rewrite the process of modernization of Korean cinema. The issue of modernization in Korean cinema is very complicated. Some argue that it is a process of transplantation of Japanese cinema, while others say that the modernization of Korea forcibly brought about modernization in cinema. At any rate, the questions about the origins of self-consciousness of Korean modernist cinema are unavoidable. I do not believe modernist cinema in Korea began automatically. Here lies the importance of Yu’s films. Therefore, I wrote this book as an introduction to Yu’s cinematic world and, at the same time. To investigate a starting point of modernist Korean cinema.
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