KOREAN INVASION!!! (Of Hollywood)

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I know. I’m that insufferable prick that won’t shut up about how great South Korean films are. Well I’m going to let another prick* like me have a go at convincing you. Here’s Paragraph’s excellent article on the Korean talent infiltrating Hollywood.  If you’d like to learn what their crazy foreign neighbours watch at the cinema then check out the majestic Pulgasari.

* I have no evidence of his prickishness, in fact he’s seems like a lovely guy 🙂

Paragraph Film Reviews

Since I started this site I’ve been bleating on about how much I believe that Korea is one of the strongest film industries in the world regarding the actors, directors and the canon of associated staff that it takes to produce world-class, top-notch films. It looks like Hollywood is finally catching up, recognising this talent, inviting the cream of the crop over to tinsel town. Here’s a list of my favourites that have made the jump, so far…

Park Chan Wook Films Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK, Thirst, StokerDirector – Park-Chan Wook (박찬욱): easily Korea’s most famous cinematic export, and firmly established as one of the world’s greatest directors with over a decade’s worth of acclaimed movies, including; Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK, and Thirst. His trademark style? Meticulous direction, spellbinding visuals, powerful storytelling, and often violent & disturbing subject…

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3 comments

  1. Cheers for the shout-out, and glad you liked this article. Took an age to get all the pictures just right! And yup – I’m probably a prick for not talking to people that snub the subs!!!

    Always wanted to see Pulgasari (best backstory ever) but can’t find it anywhere online!!!

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