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"A good story, coupled with good direction and acting, make a good film".

2006/11/14 Source

"It has been said that a director makes over 15,000 decisions as regards a film, and a producer, some 10,000 decisions. Actors and cinematography, lighting, and other staff have their own share of responsibilities. As such, the making of a film involves hundreds of thousands of ideas and decisions by many people".

Jeong Jin-wan, Executive Director of Eagle Pictures, which produced The King and the Clown, visited Doksan High School in Seoul on Nov. 10 as a cultural-contents ambassador, in an event sponsored by the Korea Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA, CEO: Suh, Byung-Moon) and Hankyoreh Newspaper.

Jeong met about 40 first-year students of Doksan High School who are interested in film, and explained to them in detail the whole process that a film goes through until it is seen by the audience. He also presented to them footages on the making of The King and the Clown.
Jeong Jin-wan, Executive Director

"The record-breaking 12.3-million-strong audience of The King and the Clown was made possible by the people's "passionate love for film", including the Daum Cafe's Wangnampyein", said Jeong. He then talked about a music video made by the cafe members, various parody pictures, fan-pix, and other activities of UCC, and an interesting "inside story" regarding the film?that another 50 seconds was added to it upon the members' suggestion.

"Since we had an audience that just loved films and had a passion for them, we were able to make The King and the Clown a huge success", Jeong continued. "We delivered the message that a good story, coupled with good direction and acting, will certainly make a good film".

He then lectured on the stories of Korean films and on the power of a film's story. "According to the results of a survey, about 30% of Korean audiences watch a movie because of its story. This highlights the importance of a film's story. As the success of The King and the Clown shows, the storyline of a movie must be tight or well woven".

"If someone has a good story, he can make a good film", Jeong said. "Hollywood filmmakers, who have access to tens of thousands of scenario rights, buy the remake rights of "The Host" or My Sassy Girl from Korea because they acknowledge the creative stories of Korean films".

Finally, Jeong advised the students to read as many books as they can read and to try to widen their knowledge and understanding of the human experience and of society in the humanities, such as philosophy and literature, if they want to work in the film industry. "Make it a habit to read good books, to think creatively, to sharpen your eyes and ears, to fill your mind with knowledge, and to have fun, and the opportunity to make a good film will definitely come to you".

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