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By Nohchool Park

A Cultural Interpretation of the South Korean self sufficient Cinema circulation, 1975-2004 examines the foundation and improvement of the autonomous cinema move in South Korea. The self reliant cinema circulate refers back to the movies, movie theories, film-related cultural actions that emerged in an effort to rfile social realities, to recommend the liberty of inventive expression, and to symbolize the voices of marginalized social identities. My dissertation is the 1st test in English movie scholarship on Korean cinema to discover the background of non-commercial filmmaking carried out within the identify of cinema flow from Nineteen Seventies to 2000s. the first resources of research for this examine comprise movies, books, and archive fabrics. The hitherto unpublished thoughts and old info received from the direct interviews with the self reliant filmmakers upload originality to this dissertation. Investigating the self reliant cinema circulate deals new views at the cultural examine of nationwide cinema circulation and the present scholarship of South Korean cinema. This dissertation questions the dominant historiography relating to South Korean cinema which facilities at the Sixties because the `golden age' of South Korean cinema and the Nineteen Nineties as its renaissance. This place has a tendency to push aside the intervening many years of the Nineteen Seventies and eighty because the `dark age' of the nationwide cinema. Defying the normal view, this research indicates the presence of the recent new release of filmmakers and younger cinephiles who introduced a sequence of latest cinema events from the Nineteen Seventies onward. during this regard, the Nineteen Seventies can be reinterpreted because the interval that marked the genesis of the recent wave cognizance within the historical past of South Korean cinema. moment, this learn analyzes the heritage of the self reliant cinema circulate as a dialogic method among household cultural discourse and overseas movie theories. The filmmakers who initiated the self sustaining cinema stream 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 recent innovations comparable to 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 standpoint in which to work out the development of nationwide cinema as essentially an interplay among indigenous well known discourses and overseas movie new waves. ultimately, this dissertation takes under consideration the energetic roles of the self sufficient filmmakers. It examines the flicks and manuscripts produced through the filmmakers to work out how they invented and elaborated their positions approximately cinema move within the given cultural box in every one interval. It will pay realization 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 building, this learn additionally investigates the best way transformation happens from one cultural box to a different.

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The organizers of the Small Film Festival were also under the intellectual umbrella of the Visual Age Group that had left significant critiques on South Korean cinema. 7 Others were graduates attending Korean Academy of Film Arts, the government-sponsored institution established in 1984. There were also some members of student filmmaking organizations such as the Seoul Cinema Col 1982) est. , est. 1984). What brought all these students from different backgrounds together was the minjung discourse, an emphasis on the lives of the people.

16 South Korean film historian An Jae-Seok evaluates the Visual Age Group as a cinema movement wh also a form, mode, and theme unique to their own films. 18 However, the members of the group orean cinema19 and bemoaned the lack of any artistic tradition of South Korean cinema. In its founding declaration in 1975, the Visual Age Group decried the current status of their national cinema and clarified their self-imposed mission as follows: The new cinema of a new generation should be a gust of fresh wind that blows off the old skin, that is, a sharp-edged javelin aiming at pharisaic authoritarianism.

A new military junta led by Chun Doo-Hwan arose to crush a series of . Culminating in the Kwangju Uprising in May 1980, the dramatic unfolding of the domestic political events served to awaken the young generation to a socio-political consciousness. And the enduring military rule kept the image of Park Chung-Hee as a tyrannical alive in the minds of the youths of the day. To designate commercial cinema as the second father seems understandable in that the student filmmakers must have loathed the backwardness of domestic films just as the members of the Visual Age Group did.

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