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2017/04/09 | 265 views |  | Permalink

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Samsung leads the way in screen technology and innovation with their new "Cinema Screen", KoBiz explores the Joseon Dynasty through the films of Song Kang-ho, listen to a podcast review of Shin Sang-ok's "Mother and a Guest", and this infographic from KoBiz shows the K-pop stars that have appeared on the silver screen.

"Samsung Electronics Unveils New Cinema Theater Screen Technology"

South Korea will be the first country to experience Samsung's new "Cinema Screen", the "first-ever theater-sized High Dynamic Range LED display". The new technology was recently unveiled in Las Vegas and promises "unprecedented picture quality with much higher contrast ranges". American cinephiles will be next in line when the new screens hit their shores later this year.

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"From Joseon Dynasty Monarch to Cab Driver in the 1980s Korea"

Here's a great feature on KoBiz by writer Jo Min-jun. In it, Jo observes "the shadow drawn over Korean history through actor Song Kang-ho's filmography". Song Kang-ho is one of Korea's most beloved talents, and his films always generate quite a buzz. "The Age of Shadows", "The Throne", "The Attorney" and "A Taxi Driver" are the four films discussed, and Jo argues that it is through "the characters he [Song] played in these four films serve as a significant key to understanding the dark side of the times Korean society has gone through".

...READ ON KOBIZ

"What's Korean Cinema? 29 – Mother And A Guest"

Do you enjoy Korean cinema and listening to podcasts? Then you may want to give "What's Korean Cinema?" a listen. In this latest episode, they review Shin Sang-ok's 1961 romance film, "Mother and a Guest". The show reviews many classic Korean films (many of which you can watch on the Korean Film Archive's YouTube page for free), but they also explore modern Korean films. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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"Don't Take Singers Lightly: K-pop Stars in Korean Movies"

Do you know which K-pop stars have appeared on the silver screen? A number of Korea's musical talents have found their way into Korea's thriving cinema scene, and in this latest infographic from KoBiz, Kim Hyung-jung highlights some of the stars that have infiltrated the country's dream machine. Can you think of any other K-pop stars to add here?

...READ ON KOBIZ

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