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Interesting how most of the recs for Korean Cinema given following #BongJoonHo #ParasiteMovie #Oscars wins heavily feature violence. This says more about #FilmTwitter than it does South Korean audiences. There is plenty of non-violent Korean Cinema to watch. Here's a brief list
'w' marks films directed by women. Start w/ 1996, when New Korean Cinema began cuz Bong is part of NKC. Some films might have scenes of violence I have forgotten, but they are in no way heavily violent

1996
FAREWELL MY DARLING
FESTIVAL

1997
THE CONTACT
MOTEL CACTUS
1998
CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST
THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE

1999
HARMONIUM IN MY MEMORY
RAINBOW TROUT

2000
DITTO
ASAKO IN RUBY SHOES

2001
TAKE CARE OF MY CAT w
WAIKIKI BROTHERS w
WANEE & JUNAH

2002
CAMEL(S)
MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL, MARI
TURNING GATE
A PERFECT MATCH w
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South Korea’s soft power is eclipsing Japan’s as well. K-Pop, K-Beauty, cultural juggernauts like Parasite.. (meanwhile I’m not sure what’s going on with the “Cool Japan” initiative)
Contemporary Korean cuisine has definitely arrived on the global scene too. The hippest Asian restaurants in New York right now are Korean, like Atomix and Her Name Is Han, which are both fantastic ny.eater.com/2020/1/13/2103…
Ah, found it! This is from years ago but an interesting and prescient take, by @neojaponisme, on the decline of Japanese pop culture neojaponisme.com/2011/11/28/the…
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Seeing Parasite win Best Picture (along with best director, best original screen play, and best non-English language film [what's up with foreign language as a category?]) was something else - especially as a Korean American.

Here are some reflections:

1/ It felt like the US finally caught up to the rest of the world in its acknowledgement of Korean media (Korean Dramas, Pop, and Movies). Korean shows and music are popular all throughout the world. There is a reason BTS was number one in 73 countries last year.
2/ Activism is actually fixing some of the gross disparities we see. From the sexism (along with harassment & assault) being addressed in the #metoo & #timesup movements to the racism being addressed in hashtags like #oscarssowhite, public accountability actually changes things.
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1) A favorite @jbfc_ny story for 2020: when Greta Gerwig came to the Burns with @LittleWomen just before Christmas, she began quoting Walter Murch @wmurcharchives as someone who’d influenced her.
2) THREAD: If you’re not sure who Walter Murch is, look up the opening sequence of #ApocalypseNow. He put those layers of sound and image together. Now google Walter Murch. Now scrape yourself yourself off the floor. He’s an unimaginably important film innovator.
3) I was able to tell Greta that Walter Murch had been to the Burns that very week. And had stayed overnight in the house we have for visiting artists. Same house #BongJoonHo lived in for a while as he finished “Okja.” He (Murch) said he’d liked the town, especially the diner.
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