By Nohchool Park

A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean autonomous Cinema stream, 1975-2004 examines the foundation and improvement of the self sufficient cinema stream in South Korea. The self sufficient cinema move refers back to the movies, movie theories, film-related cultural actions that emerged in order to rfile social realities, to recommend the liberty of creative expression, and to symbolize the voices of marginalized social identities. My dissertation is the 1st try in English movie scholarship on Korean cinema to discover the heritage of non-commercial filmmaking performed within the identify of cinema circulate from Nineteen Seventies to 2000s. the first assets of research for this examine comprise motion pictures, books, and archive fabrics. The hitherto unpublished thoughts and old details bought from the direct interviews with the self sufficient filmmakers upload originality to this dissertation. Investigating the autonomous cinema stream bargains new views at the cultural examine of nationwide cinema move and the prevailing scholarship of South Korean cinema. This dissertation questions the dominant historiography concerning South Korean cinema which facilities at the Sixties because the `golden age' of South Korean cinema and the Nineties as its renaissance. This place has a tendency to brush aside the intervening many years of the Nineteen Seventies and eighty because the `dark age' of the nationwide cinema. Defying the traditional view, this research indicates the presence of the recent iteration of filmmakers and younger cinephiles who introduced a sequence of recent cinema pursuits from the Seventies onward. during this regard, the Seventies will be reinterpreted because the interval that marked the genesis of the recent wave awareness within the historical past of South Korean cinema. moment, this research analyzes the historical past of the self sustaining cinema circulate as a dialogic approach among family cultural discourse and overseas movie theories. The filmmakers who initiated the autonomous cinema circulate drew on Euro-American paintings cinemas, New Latin American Cinema, and the feminist motion pictures from the West to include them into the household cultural context, generating the hot recommendations resembling the Small movie, the People's Cinema and the woman's movie. This truth demanding situations the nationwide cinema discourse which presupposes that the historical past of South Korean cinema is verified in the closed circuit of the nationwide background and standard aesthetics. My dissertation is helping create another point of view wherein to determine the development of nationwide cinema as essentially an interplay among indigenous well known discourses and foreign movie new waves. eventually, this dissertation takes into account the energetic roles of the self reliant filmmakers. It examines the movies and manuscripts produced by way of the filmmakers to determine how they invented and elaborated their positions approximately cinema stream within the given cultural box in each one interval. It can pay consciousness to the cultural box the place the filmmakers are conditioned among what they desired to visualize and what's externally granted. Viewing a longtime cultural box as a hegemonic development, this learn additionally investigates the best way transformation happens from one cultural box to a different.

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Likewise, the Visual Age Group only highlighted their ideal of film as a well-made art, while barely challenging the underlying system that advanced its own version of a well-made film, the quality film (wusu y nghwa). Even though the members of the Visual Age Group were not able to realize their vision, they were the first to consciously proclaim a cinema movement and attempt to bring a change in the status quo of the movie industry of the day. Aside from their vision of directors as authorial artists creating and leading a new art cinema movement to revive South Korean cinema, they also served to awaken a pioneering spirit resulting in populist reverberations in university students in the 1970s.

166-167. , 182. 25 The national policy film system was installed in 1975 and the quality film system in 1976. South Korean film scholar Park Chi-Hee government had been put into crisis due to challenges within and without since 1975. (See Park ChiKorean cinema in the 1960sA Study of South Korean Cinema History 1960-1979] (Seoul: KOFA, 2004), pp. 144-185. 26 It does not mean that there was no reaction to the stagnation of film culture and industry. For instance, attended raised a unanimous voice over the problems such as the quality film system, the foreign film importation quota, the domestic film production quota, and other institutional and technical issues.

1984). What brought all these students from different backgrounds together was the minjung discourse, an emphasis on the lives of the people. The Minjung Discourse and Its Applications in Youth Culture The term minjung normally indicates the social stratum made up of the lower classes such - 8 Yet this term has been charged with additional political meanings since the industrialization drive set in motion in the early 1960s in South Korea. On the one hand, minjung bears in it the hardships that the lower classes had to endure to survive the political oppression and economic inequality in the course of the industrialization period.

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