[Read] ➮ Virtual Hallyu By Kyung Hyun Kim – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk “This fine book enlarges our vision of one of the great national cinematic flowerings of the last decade”—Martin Scorsese from the forewordIn the late 1990s South Korean film and other cultural “This fine book enlarges our vision of one of the great national cinematic flowerings of the last decade”—Martin Scorsese from the forewordIn the late s South Korean film and other cultural products broadly known as hallyu Korean wave gained unprecedented international popularity Korean films earned an all time high of million in Japan in and they outperformed their Hollywood competitors at Korean box offices In Virtual Hallyu Kyung Hyun Kim reflects on the precariousness of Korean cinema’s success over the past decade Arguing that state film policies and socioeconomic factors cannot fully explain cinema’s true potentiality Kim draws on Deleuze’s concept of the virtual—according to which past and present and truth and falsehood coexist—to analyze the temporal anxieties and cinematic ironies embedded in screen figures such as a made in the USA auatic monster The Host a postmodern Chosun era wizard Jeon Woo chi a schizo man child Oasis a weepy North Korean terrorist Typhoon a salary man turned vengeful fighting machine Oldboy and a sick nationalist the repatriated colonial era film Spring of Korean Peninsula Kim maintains that the full significance of hallyu can only be understood by exposing the implicit and explicit ideologies of protonationalism and capitalism that along with Korea’s ambiguous post democratization and neoliberalism are etched against the celluloid surfaces.
- 280 pages
- Virtual Hallyu
- Kyung Hyun Kim
- 21 December 2016 Kyung Hyun Kim