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The Art of the Long Take Tracking Shot

The long take works exactly how it sounds: a shot of a longer than normal duration without any cuts. It can often be striking due to its temporality and allows the viewer to pause, absorb the nuances of the full frame and take in its subject whether that be a location, object or character. 766 more words


Beastie and the beast

Even though…

I’m no better…

than a beast…

don’t I have the right…

to… LIVE?

(Min-sik Choi in “Oldboy” by Chan-wook Park, 2003)


#Oldboy Oldeuboi {2003} by Chan-wook Park

This film was pretty amazing.  These film goes where most people wouldn’t dare. But then you understand why later on. Watch this move alone if you are brave. 73 more words


I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Review

AKA: Ssaibogeujiman Gwaenchanha

Genre: Dark Comedy/Romance/Psychological Drama
Year Released: 2006
Distributor: Pathfinder Home Entertainment
Origin: South Korea

Running Time: 107 minutes

Rating/Recommended Audience: 17+
Related Films/Series: 1,406 more words

World Cinema

J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000)

If you’ve never seen the 2000 South Korean film “Joint Security Area,” from “Oldboy” director Chan-Wook Park, you certainly owe it to yourself to seek it out.   353 more words

Film Locations

Korean movie - HANDMAIDEN - issued on dvd

Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’ and set in 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee is hired by a con artist posing as Japanese Count Fujiwara to act as the handmaiden of heiress Lady Hideko in a ploy to rob her of her wealth. 37 more words

Korean Cinema