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Korean Film Directors - "LEE Myung-Se"

Korean Film Directors - "LEE Myung-Se"
  • Author : Jang Byeong-won
  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Pub. Date : May 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Dimensions (in inches) : 8.34 x 6.22 x 0.39
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 978-89-91913-38-7


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  • Born in 1957, Lee Myung-se is a graduate of Seoul Institute of the Arts. His debut film in 1988 brought a fresh breeze to the Korean film industry. Lee is acclaimed as a leading Korean stylist who has established a unique world of his own. The thing he considers most important in making a film is finding “cinematic expression.” To Lee, “cinematic” means something “only of movies” that cannot be replaced by any other form of media.


    From the Preface

    Lee Myung-se marks himself as a rare director in the history of Korean films. In the Korean film industry, where the tradition of realism is deeply rooted and influence from Western—especially Hollywood—movies prevails, it is rare to find a director so absorbed in pursuing the fundamental question: “What is the film?” Apart from a few directors digging into the subject these days, we can seldom find anyone who maintains this kind of attitude toward film. [...] Aspiring to be a craftsman rather than auteur, Lee could be called a sophisticated alchemist who can engrave images. His characteristic style, such as overlapping reality and dreams, artificially designing film sets like a stage play, and using cartoon-like images and unconventional music and sound shocked an industry dominated by conventional films. Unlike most “New Wave” directors, who speculated more on storyline and style to talk about reality, Lee engrossed himself in finding out the identity of film as a cineartist.

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