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By Nohchool Park

A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean autonomous Cinema flow, 1975-2004 examines the beginning and improvement of the self sufficient cinema circulation in South Korea. The autonomous cinema circulation refers back to the motion pictures, movie theories, film-related cultural actions that emerged so as to record social realities, to suggest the liberty of inventive expression, and to symbolize the voices of marginalized social identities. My dissertation is the 1st test in English movie scholarship on Korean cinema to discover the heritage of non-commercial filmmaking performed within the identify of cinema circulation from Nineteen Seventies to 2000s. the first resources of research for this study contain movies, books, and archive fabrics. The hitherto unpublished stories and ancient info got from the direct interviews with the self sustaining filmmakers upload originality to this dissertation. Investigating the self sustaining cinema circulation bargains new views at the cultural research of nationwide cinema move and the prevailing scholarship of South Korean cinema. This dissertation questions the dominant historiography relating to South Korean cinema which facilities at the Sixties because the `golden age' of South Korean cinema and the Nineteen Nineties as its renaissance. This place has a tendency to push aside the intervening many years of the Nineteen Seventies and eighty because the `dark age' of the nationwide cinema. Defying the normal view, this learn exhibits the presence of the hot iteration of filmmakers and younger cinephiles who introduced a sequence of latest cinema events from the Nineteen Seventies onward. during this regard, the Nineteen Seventies may be reinterpreted because the interval that marked the genesis of the recent wave attention within the heritage of South Korean cinema. moment, this examine analyzes the historical past of the self reliant cinema stream as a dialogic method among family cultural discourse and overseas movie theories. The filmmakers who initiated the self sufficient cinema move drew on Euro-American paintings cinemas, New Latin American Cinema, and the feminist movies from the West to include them into the family cultural context, generating the recent options comparable to the Small movie, the People's Cinema and the woman's movie. This truth demanding situations the nationwide cinema discourse which presupposes that the heritage of South Korean cinema is confirmed in the closed circuit of the nationwide historical past and standard aesthetics. My dissertation is helping create another viewpoint wherein to work out the development of nationwide cinema as essentially an interplay among indigenous renowned discourses and overseas movie new waves. eventually, this dissertation takes under consideration the lively roles of the self sufficient filmmakers. It examines the flicks and manuscripts produced through the filmmakers to determine how they invented and elaborated their positions approximately cinema stream within the given cultural box in each one interval. It can pay consciousness to the cultural box the place the filmmakers are conditioned among what they desired to visualize and what's externally granted. Viewing a longtime cultural box as a hegemonic development, this examine additionally investigates the way transformation happens from one cultural box to a different.

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By Nohchool Park

A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean autonomous Cinema flow, 1975-2004 examines the beginning and improvement of the self sufficient cinema circulation in South Korea. The autonomous cinema circulation refers back to the motion pictures, movie theories, film-related cultural actions that emerged so as to record social realities, to suggest the liberty of inventive expression, and to symbolize the voices of marginalized social identities. My dissertation is the 1st test in English movie scholarship on Korean cinema to discover the heritage of non-commercial filmmaking performed within the identify of cinema circulation from Nineteen Seventies to 2000s. the first resources of research for this study contain movies, books, and archive fabrics. The hitherto unpublished stories and ancient info got from the direct interviews with the self sustaining filmmakers upload originality to this dissertation. Investigating the self sustaining cinema circulation bargains new views at the cultural research of nationwide cinema move and the prevailing scholarship of South Korean cinema. This dissertation questions the dominant historiography relating to South Korean cinema which facilities at the Sixties because the `golden age' of South Korean cinema and the Nineteen Nineties as its renaissance. This place has a tendency to push aside the intervening many years of the Nineteen Seventies and eighty because the `dark age' of the nationwide cinema. Defying the normal view, this learn exhibits the presence of the hot iteration of filmmakers and younger cinephiles who introduced a sequence of latest cinema events from the Nineteen Seventies onward. during this regard, the Nineteen Seventies may be reinterpreted because the interval that marked the genesis of the recent wave attention within the heritage of South Korean cinema. moment, this examine analyzes the historical past of the self reliant cinema stream as a dialogic method among family cultural discourse and overseas movie theories. The filmmakers who initiated the self sufficient cinema move drew on Euro-American paintings cinemas, New Latin American Cinema, and the feminist movies from the West to include them into the family cultural context, generating the recent options comparable to the Small movie, the People's Cinema and the woman's movie. This truth demanding situations the nationwide cinema discourse which presupposes that the heritage of South Korean cinema is confirmed in the closed circuit of the nationwide historical past and standard aesthetics. My dissertation is helping create another viewpoint wherein to work out the development of nationwide cinema as essentially an interplay among indigenous renowned discourses and overseas movie new waves. eventually, this dissertation takes under consideration the lively roles of the self sufficient filmmakers. It examines the flicks and manuscripts produced through the filmmakers to determine how they invented and elaborated their positions approximately cinema stream within the given cultural box in each one interval. It can pay consciousness to the cultural box the place the filmmakers are conditioned among what they desired to visualize and what's externally granted. Viewing a longtime cultural box as a hegemonic development, this examine additionally investigates the way transformation happens from one cultural box to a different.

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The study-abroad scholarships offered to the club activity participants was a powerful incentive, since the military government strictly regulated the moving in and out of the country. The liberalization of travel-abroad laws would be enacted as late as 1988 in South Korea. 52 The Seoul Visual Collective, Ibid. 53 Ibid. , pp. 19-20. 55 This information comes from the interviews I conducted with the interviewees on a personal basis during August 2006. Kim So-Young has been both an active feminist filmmaker and a film scholar since (2000-2004) remains her major work.

With no off-screen commentary, the narrative weaves through intermittent voices of interviews with the actors and with the audiences. The screen alternates between the still shots and moving pictures taken in the make-up room, from the rehearsal and from the actual performance. But the visual and the aural contents do not match but rather constitute two separate discourses. Kim Yong-Tae, one of the organizers of the Small Film Festival, appraised the audio-visual discord as being orchestrated to generate an film.

Kim So-Young has been both an active feminist filmmaker and a film scholar since (2000-2004) remains her major work. Kim Eui-Suk has made a successful career as a commercial filmmaker. His Wedding Story (1991) has been recorded in South Korean film history as 56 Susan Hayward, Cinema Studies: the Key Concepts (London & New York: Routledge, 2006), p. 181. : Rutgers UP, 1989), p. 21. Chapter II The Small Film This chapter discusses the idea of the Small Film that first emerged as the catch phrase of a short film (8mm or 16mm) festival called the Small Film Festival ( by a group of university students in 1984.

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