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Split Screen Korea: Shin Sang-ok and Postwar Cinema

Steven Chung

Abstract

Split Screen offers an analysis of the career of Sin Sang-ok, arguably the most important Korean filmmaker of the postwar era. It also furnishes an examination of key aspects of modern Korea, from the politics of mass culture to the cultural effects of geopolitical division. The book pursues these dual aims through its eclectic methodology, combining close readings of a broad range of films with documentary research into the industrial and political conditions of film production and through engagement with a variety of theoretical literatures in both English in Korean. Split Screen’s core focu ... More

Keywords: Korea, Cinema, Postwar, Cold War, Postcolonial, Modernity, East Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691333
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691333.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Chung, author