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Title Modernization on screen : understanding Korean society and modernization through films / planned by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea ; co-planned by Korean Film Archive.

Publication Info. Seoul : Korean Film Archive, 2015.

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 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4309519 M72 2015  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4309519 M72 2015  Disc 2    ---  Available
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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.4309519 M72 2015  c.1 English    ---  Available
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.4309519 M72 2015  c.2 Korean    ---  Available
Description 8 videodiscs : sound, black and white or color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 commentary books.
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
digital optical Dolby digital mono Dolby digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
Motion picture.
Note Boxed set issued in slipcase.
Language In Korean with Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French or Arabic subtitles.
Note Title and part titles from slipcase; credits from commentary book.
Cast Kim Seung-ho, Do Kum-bong, Kim Hie-gab, Kim Hee-ra, Lee Yeong-ho, Ahn Sung-ki, Han Suk-kyu, Cha Tae-hyun.
Note Originally produced as motion pictures in 1960-2008.
4:3 fullscreen (Mr. Park) ; 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen (Tosuni, Six daughters, Parade of wives, A fine, windy day, Scandal makers) ; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen (The age of success, The contact).
Accompanying commentary books in Korean (248 pages : illustrations (some color)) and English translation (252 pages : illustrations (some color)) inserted.
Summary "Modernization has been an important subject for Korea in the last century. Modernization was exchangeable with economic development and industrialization, and people took part on the road to achieve the so-called "Miracle on the Han River." Consequently, Korea was accredited as one of the rare countries that accomplished rapid economic growth. The shadow, however, was cast deeply along with the fast track of the development, and Korean society is now facing all problems great and small. It is meaningful to look back at the process of Korean modernization and to view various aspects of the modern represented in the films. These endeavors bring us beyond the mere appreciation of the past in a retrospective fashion and provide us a chance to make a rendezvous of the past with the present and that of the present with the past. The films selected from each period reveal the problems, values, and subconsciousness of the time, and they function as referential frameworks for each other, which bring you the joy of new discoveries."--Commentary book.
Mr. Park: "Mr. Park raises his three children by repairing briquette stoves. Although ignorant and stubborn, he possesses a good heart. He is not happy that his first daughter, Yong-sun, is seeing Jae-cheon, who has no job and an uncertain future ahead of him. Mr. Park is also not pleased with the fact that his second daughter, Myeong-sun, is seeing Ju-sik, who is from a rich family. Only his son, Yong-beom, is the apple of his eye because he is diligent and works hard at a pharmaceutical company. However, he is disappointed to hear that his son has to relocate to an overseas branch office. One day, Mr. Park is humiliated by Ju-sik's aunt, who says he is poor and uneducated, but he endures it for Myeong-sun's sake. Eventually, he approves of Yong-beom's relocation and his two daughters' relationships."--Container.
Tosuni: "Tosuni, the second daughter of the boss of a transportation company, is a self-determined girl like her father who defected from Hamgyeong Province, North Korea after the liberation in 1945. One day, Jae-gu comes ask her father for a job only to be rejected, and Tosuni loans him some money out of pity. Heavily scolded by her father, she declares independence and leaves her home. Afterwards, Tosuni gets involved with Jae-gu again to take her money back only to console Jae-gu and to even set up to work in partnership. They plan to establish a business with a car, and save necessary funds for a "Saenara" car. The naive Jae-su, however, falls for the fraud, and this even puts Tosuni in danger. Tosuni's wits and will pulls them out of trouble, and they get engaged. Their purchase of the "Saenara" car eventually leads their parents and neighbors to the approval of this couple."--Container.
Six daughters: "An elderly couple of Kim Hie-gab and Hwang Jeong-sun, who has six daughters and one son, commences a nationwide journey through every inch of the country to see six daughters living in every region. They visit their daughters and sons-in-law living in Cheongju, Buan, Busan, Ulsan, and Sokcho, and meet their youngest daughter and would-be son-in-law, a cyclist, while visiting their son on military service in Gangwon Province. This elderly couple witnesses the sights of the modernization of their homeland in which their sons-in-law are serving, and feels gratified with the direct/indirect participation of their children and sons-in-law in the process of modernization."--Container.
Parade of wives: "A newlywed wife, Ji-sun moves to her husband's village in a rural area called Sambatgol where it is customary to have glossy charades, incompetence is prolific, and thus poverty is endemic. She starts to endeavor to break down all these vices. Her family and neighbors point accusing fingers at her first, but soon they are influenced by her to combine forces with her. In the meantime, longtime absent father of Gang-du returns to his wife, who is Ji-sun's strong supporter and the chairperson of village women's association. Gang-du's father, however, turns out to be an espionage agent sent from North Korea. He makes his mind up to denounce himself by persuasion of his wife, but he and his wife get killed by other espionage agents. At the funeral of these two, Ji-sun and the village people march in resolution of succeeding her will to make more endeavors in the developmental plan of the village."--Container.
A fine, windy day: "Deok-bae, Chun-sik, and Gil-nam, who left their hometown for Seoul, lead their lives and comfort each other working at a Chinese restaurant, a motel, and a barbershop located in a development area on the outskirts of Seoul. The native local residents are excelled from their fields and paddies. Gil-nam falls for Jin-ok, a hairdresser, and Chun-sik for Miss Yu, an assistant to a barber. Meanwhile, Naive Deok-bae is hesitant between Chun-sun, a chearful and even dashing girl coming from the rural area and Chun-sik's sister, and Myeong-hui, an ill-tempered but attractive girl from the upperclass. Deok-bae finds out that he was fooled by Myeong-hui whom Deok-bae believed to have a certain feeling mutually, and Jin-ok runs away with the money she held in trust for Gil-nam. Miss Yu has some feeling for Chun-sil, but becomes a secret lover of President Kim to cover her father's medical fees and the tuition for her brothers and sisters. Chun-sik ends up being in jail for slashing President Kim with a razor, Gil-nam goes to serve in the military, and Deok-bae makes up his mind to fight off the world as a boxer."--Container.
The age of success: "Kim Pan-chok is assigned to the advertising department of Yumisa, a condiment subsidiary of Makgang Group. He gets hospitalized competing for the heated sales campaign with Gammisa, a rival and established vendor. During days of hospitalization, Kim comes up with a brilliant idea which passes a meeting of the board of directors, and is reassigned to the planning department. Kim taps confidential sources of the rival company with the help of Seong So-bi, an owner of a business club who believes that there are mutual feelings between Kim and her. He earns the position and honor he dreamt about, but soon the market share is reversed by the launching of new products from Gammisa. Kim falls to ruin by the hand of the vengeful Seong So-bi. Kim comes up an idea in the domoted rural area, but the idea is disregarded. Being offended, Kim drives his car too fast only to get his car flipped over and wind up dead."--Container.
The contact: "Dong-hyeon is a radio program producer who has had a reclusive life since his beloved Young-hye left him. One day, a music record is sent to him. Guessing Yeong-hye sent it, Dong-hyeon tries to look for her by playing a song from the record on his radio program. At that time, Su-hyeon, who is suffering from a secret crush on her friend's boyfriend, goes on a night-time drive to soothe herself and almost has a car accident. She requests the song on Dong-hyeon's radio program, which leads him to contact her via computer. As they continue on-line talks, Dong-hyeon and Su-hyeon begin to feel close to each other and promise to meet in real life. However, Dong-hyeon fails to keep the promise because he is told that Yeong-hye has died. Depressed, Dong-hyeon quits working and decides to leave Korea. Though he does not answer Su-hyeon, she keeps trying to see him. Finally, they face each other for the first time at the night before Dong-hyeon's departure.'--Container.
Scandal makers: "Nam Hyeon-su, who was once an pop idol, is now not that popular, but is still doing well as a radio DJ. He is enjoying the perfect single life. One day, Hwang Jeong-nam, who has sent her stories to his radio program, goes to see him and insists that she is his daughter from his first time having sex, when he was in the ninth grade. Moreover, she has a son, Gi-dong, whom she gave birth to at the age of seventeen. Hyeon-su does not accept Jeong-nam and Gi-dong at first, but eventually he adjusts to living with them. However, Hyeon-su's career is in crisis as he becomes involved in a rumor that he is dating Jeong-nam. Hyeon-su blames this scandal on Jeong-nam with harsh words, which makes her leave him. Hyeon-su, left alone, soon regrets his actions and conveys his true feelings for her on his radio program. His message makes Jeong-nam return to him, but she loses Gi-dong for the moment. After a mess of a time looking for Gi-dong, they finally come together and accept themselves as a family."--Container.
Contents Mr. Park = Pak Sbang / director, Kang Dae-jin (1960) (138 min.) -- Tosuni: the birth of happiness = Ttosuni / director, Park Sang-ho (1963) (92 min.) -- Six daughters = P'alto kangsan / director, Bae Seok-in (1967) (109 min.) -- Parade of wives = Anaedl-i haengjin / director, Im Kwon-taek (1974) (118 min.) -- A fine, windy day = Param pur chon nal / director, Lee Jang-ho (1980) (118 min.) -- The age of success = Snggong sidae / director, Jang Sun-woo (1988) (112 min.) -- The contact = Chpsok / director, Jang Yoon-hyun (1997) (106 min.) -- Scandal makers = Kwasok sk'aendl / director, Kang Hyung-chul (2008) (109 min.).
Subject Korea (South) -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Korean.
Korea -- In motion pictures.
Feature films -- Korea (South)
Added Author Kang, Tae-jin, 1935- film director.
Pak, Sang-ho, 1931-2006, film director.
Pae, Sg-in, 1929- film director.
Im, Kwn-t‘aek, film director.
Yi, Chang-ho, 1945- film director.
Chang, Sn-u, film director.
Chang, Yun-hyn, 1967- film director.
Kang, Hyng-ch'l, film director.
Kim, Sng-ho, 1918-1968, actor.
To, Km-bong, 1930-2009, actor.
Kim, Hi-gap, 1922- actor.
Kim, Hi-ra, 1947- actor.
Yi, Yng-ho, 1952- actor.
An, Sng-gi, 1952- actor.
Han, Sk-kyu, 1964- actor.
Ch'a, T'ae-hyn, 1976- actor.
Korea (South). Munhwa Ch'eyuk Kwan'gwangbu, production company.
Han'guk Yngsang Charyown (Seoul, Korea), production company, publisher.
Added Title Understanding Korean society and modernization through films

 
    
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