The cinema of North and South Korea post the Korean War: 1950-present day

Wight, Jonathan (2009) The cinema of North and South Korea post the Korean War: 1950-present day. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The aim of this dissertation is to look at the history of North and South Korean cinema, and the differences between the two. This study will briefly look at the history of the Korean peninsula and the outbreak of the war, before examining how the war has been shown in the most expensive South Korean film ever made; Brotherhood (Je-Gyu, 2004) in the first chapter. The history of each nation's cinema will then be looked at in great detail in the second chapter, with the governmental involvement for both nations' film industry as well as the strict censorship rules each nation's filmmakers had to obey being examined, before the fascinating case of the South Korean film director Shin Sangok is looked at. Then in the third and final chapter, films from North and South Korea will be compared against each other due to their very similar plots, but also their very different messages, these being Order Number 0.27 (Jung, 1988) from North Korea and Joint Security Area (Wook, 1999) from South Korea. With Order Number 0.27 having the message that North Korea should remain closed and cut off from the world, JSA has the message that it is time for the Korean peninsula to be reunified.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15

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