A cultural interpretation of the South Korean Independent Cinema Movement, 1975-2004

A cultural interpretation of the South Korean Independent Cinema Movement, 1975-2004

Nohchool Park


A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean self sufficient Cinema move, 1975-2004 examines the foundation and improvement of the self sustaining cinema circulate in South Korea. The self sustaining cinema circulation refers back to the movies, movie theories, film-related cultural actions that emerged so that it will rfile social realities, to recommend the liberty of creative 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 background of non-commercial filmmaking performed within the identify of cinema circulate from Seventies to 2000s. the first assets of research for this study contain motion pictures, books, and archive fabrics. The hitherto unpublished thoughts and historic details bought from the direct interviews with the self sufficient filmmakers upload originality to this dissertation. Investigating the self sufficient cinema stream deals new views at the cultural research of nationwide cinema circulation and the prevailing scholarship of South Korean cinema. This dissertation questions the dominant historiography concerning South Korean cinema which facilities at the Nineteen Sixties because the `golden age' of South Korean cinema and the Nineteen Nineties as its renaissance. This place has a tendency to brush aside the intervening many years of the Nineteen Seventies and eighty because the `dark age' of the nationwide cinema. Defying the traditional view, this examine indicates the presence of the hot iteration of filmmakers and younger cinephiles who introduced a sequence of latest cinema hobbies from the Seventies onward. during this regard, the Seventies might be reinterpreted because the interval that marked the genesis of the hot wave realization within the background of South Korean cinema. moment, this examine analyzes the background of the self reliant cinema flow as a dialogic technique among household cultural discourse and international movie theories. The filmmakers who initiated the self sustaining cinema flow drew on Euro-American artwork cinemas, New Latin American Cinema, and the feminist movies from the West to include them into the household cultural context, generating the hot techniques resembling the Small movie, the People's Cinema and the woman's movie. This truth demanding situations the nationwide cinema discourse which presupposes that the historical past of South Korean cinema is confirmed in the closed circuit of the nationwide heritage and standard aesthetics. My dissertation is helping create an alternate viewpoint through which 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 reliant filmmakers. It examines the movies and manuscripts produced by means of the filmmakers to work out how they invented and elaborated their positions approximately cinema stream within the given cultural box in every one interval. It can pay recognition 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 building, this research additionally investigates the way transformation happens from one cultural box to a different.

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