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Korean Film Industry before Reform: between 2016 and 2018

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter analyses and theorises some of the prominent films, film genres and industry activities that have contributed to the continued global expansion of the South Korean film industry. It investigates several ways in which South Korean cinema is thriving on the international scene in manners that would have been unthinkable before government censorship was rescinded in 1996. In fact, two decades later, the end of official censorship can be seen as the precise moment that marked the beginning of an industry boom, and the largescale evolution of a national cinema that has developed a shrewd mix of Hollywood elements with Asian values and local notions of traditional and modern culture.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Shim, A. & Yecies, B. "Korean Film Industry before Reform: between 2016 and 2018." Global Film Industry Development Report. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 2018, 181-216.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9787520126403

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3666

Book Title


  • Global Film Industry Development Report

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 216

Place Of Publication


  • Beijing

Abstract


  • This chapter analyses and theorises some of the prominent films, film genres and industry activities that have contributed to the continued global expansion of the South Korean film industry. It investigates several ways in which South Korean cinema is thriving on the international scene in manners that would have been unthinkable before government censorship was rescinded in 1996. In fact, two decades later, the end of official censorship can be seen as the precise moment that marked the beginning of an industry boom, and the largescale evolution of a national cinema that has developed a shrewd mix of Hollywood elements with Asian values and local notions of traditional and modern culture.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Shim, A. & Yecies, B. "Korean Film Industry before Reform: between 2016 and 2018." Global Film Industry Development Report. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (China), 2018, 181-216.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9787520126403

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3666

Book Title


  • Global Film Industry Development Report

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 216

Place Of Publication


  • Beijing