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Korean horror cinema

Author: Alison Peirse; Daniel Martin, (Professor of Film Studies)
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first detailed English-language book on Korean horror introduces the cultural specificity of the genre to an international audience, from the iconic monsters of gothic horror, to the avenging killers of Oldboy and Death Bell. Beginning in the 1960s, it traces a path through the history of Korean horror, offering new interpretations of classic films, demarcating the shifting patterns of production and consumption  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Peirse; Daniel Martin, (Professor of Film Studies)
ISBN: 9780748643097 0748643095 9780748643103 0748643109
OCLC Number: 819519804
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Julian Stringer --
Introduction / Alison Peirse and Daniel Martin --
Part I. Classic Korean horror : Family, death and the wonhon in four films of the 1960s / Hyangjin Lee --
Creepy liver-eating fox ladies: The thousand year old fox and Korea's gumiho / Alison Peirse and James Byrne --
War horror and anti-Communism: from Piago to Rainy days / Mark Morris --
Mother's grudge and Woman's wail: the monster-mother and Korean horror film / Eunha Oh --
Part II. Contemporary 'domestic' horror : Heritage of horrors: reclaiming the female ghost in Shadows in the palace / Yun Mi Hwang --
Acacia and adoption anxiety in Korean horror cinema / Hye Seung Chung --
Apartment horror: Sorum and Possessed / Nikki J.Y. Lee --
The face(s) of Korean horror film: toward a cinematic physiognomy of affective extremes / David Scott Diffrient --
Death bell and high-school horror / Chi-Yun Shin --
Part III. Contemporary 'international' horror : Between the local and global : 'Asian horror' in Ahn Byung-ki's Phone and Bunshinsaba / Daniel Martin --
Diary of a lost girl: Victoriana, intertextuality and A tale of two sisters / Robert L. Cagle --
From A tale of two sisters to The uninvited: a tale of two texts / Leung Wing-Fai --
Oldboy goes to Bollywood: Zinda and the transnational appropriation of South Korean 'extreme' cinema / Iain Robert Smith --
Park Chan-wook's Thirst: body, guilt and exsanguination / Kyu Hyun Kim --
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Responsibility: edited by Alison Peirse and Daniel Martin.

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An original and comprehensive survey of the horror film in Korea, examining the social, cultural, historical and industrial influences on the development of the genre in its home country and around  Read more...

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"Throughout the book, the reader is introduced to a substantial history of Korean horror cinema and even readers with no knowledge of Korean films and culture will find the book useful. However, Read more...

 
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