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  • [Interview] Bae Chang-ho

    Bae Chang-ho was the most commercially successful director of the 1980s, who made a number of chic melodramas about the new sensibility of the young generation. His debut film, "People in the Slum" (1982), and following films, "Whale Hunting" (1984), "Deep Blue Night" (1985), and "Our Joyful Young Days" (1987) all generated enthused reactions from not only ordinary moviegoers but also hardcore film maniacs. "Deep Blue Night" was shot mostly on location in the US at a time overseas shooting of even a few scenes was not an easy task. Despite these successes, Bae refused to dwell in one place. Since the 1980s, he pushed on in his artistic explorations, even enduring box office failures. The hit maker of the 1980s transformed himself into a maker of low budget, independent films such as "My Heart" (1999) and "Road" (2004). His early works showed elaborate filmmaking techniques that were second to none among his contemporaries, but his later works are more characterized by simple and down-to-earth approach to story telling and image capturing. He once taught in college, but left his teaching position, frustrated by artistic stagnation,...More
  • [Hancinema Film Review] "Deep Blue Night"

    Based on the homonymous novel by Choi In-ho, and shot in Lon Angeles, "Deep Blue Sea" was one of the first local movies to portray the eagerness of Koreans to immigrate to the US, which was considered the "Absolute" country to live in. Despite the radically different setting than his previous films, "Deep Blue Sea" was another huge commercial success, attracting more than 600,000 viewers, breaking box office records, and receiving many awards on both domestic and international stages, including the Grand Bell Film Award, the Paeksang Arts Award and an Asia Pacific Screen Award,...More
  • [Guest Film Review] "The March of Fools" with Full Movie

    In his short-lived life (April 13, 1941 - February 28, 1979), Ha Gil-jong managed to have quite an impact in Korean cinema, particularly through the present film, which, despite severe censorship from the then authorities, managed to become a big hit at the time of its release, in 1975,...More
  • Yun takes musical Kim Jae-joong to New York

    2011/08/10, Source
    Yun Ho-jin, producer and director of "The Last Empress" and " Hero ", speaks during an interview with The Korea Times at the office of Acom International in Seoul, in July./ Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul This is the third in a series of interviews with the heads of Korea's top theatrical companies. - ED. By Kwon Mee-yoo,...More
  • No Wave, just a Korean breeze in Poland
    2008/04/28, Source
    The Korean Wave has been spreading Korean pop culture across Asia and beyond for more than a decade, although it has barely reached Poland, in the centre of Europe. It is sad to admit, but Korean culture (traditional as well as the "new wave") does not exist in Polish minds as a distinctive identity,...More
  • Berlin Spotlight on Korean-American Filmmaker
    2008/02/11, Source
    Korean-American director Dennis Lee has become, in Lord Byron's words, "famous overnight" at the Berlin International Film Festival. His "Fireflies in the Garden" starring Julia Roberts was screened at the Berlinale Palast, the main venue, on Sunday at 10:30 p.m., a coveted time slot for every filmm,...More
  • [MOVIE REVIEW] Lee Myung-se's psychodrama 'M' big on the glitzy visuals

    2007/10/18, Source
    Lee Myung-se's latest psychodrama "M" got a lot of attention at the Pusan International Film Festival which ended on Friday, partly because the,...More
  • Korean-American Snares Julia Roberts for Debut Film
    2007/09/14, Source
    Julia Roberts will make her bigscreen return in 37-year-old Korean-American director Dennis Lee's family drama "Fireflies in the Garden", according to sources on Thursday. Roberts, whose most recent film was "Ocean's Twelve" in 2004, disappeared from public view after giving birth three years ago.
  • "I Put My Heart and Soul into This Movie"

    2007/09/11, Source
    When Korean male actor Joo Jin-mo dropped by his dear friend as well as his acting colleague,...More
  • "Filming Seems to Run in My Family"
    2007/08/27, Source
    Their father made a comeback in 17 years as a director. Two sons rolled up their sleeves to help him. The new film "Mother" (to be released at theater on Sep. 13) is directed by actor-turned-director,...More
  • Lee Jang-ho, movie director of everlasting youth
    2006/07/19, Source
    Director Lee Jang-ho made his debut in the movie community triumphantly with the movie "Stars' Home" in 1974. He will turn 61 next year. He was born in May 15, 1945, the year Korea was liberated from Japan's colonial rule. He underwent many har,...More

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