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Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong Cinema | A Guidebook for the Latest Korean New Wave by Anthony C. Y. Leong [in AsianWeek]

Korean CinemaFor the newly initiated Korean cinephile, this will help to explain who’s who, what’s what, and which film you should see next – just don’t look too deep. That whole comparison with Hong Kong film is a bit problematic – why can’t Korean cinema just stand on its own? That said, together with Darcy Paquet’s more impressive Korean film website (, Leong’s title is an easy entree into a whole new way to look at cinema. With the 2002 purchase of film rights by Dreamworks SKG for U.S. remakes of My Sassy Girl – one of Korea’s most popular films ever – along with two other Korean titles, American moviegoers are going to find Korean films a household occurrence. Mark my words …

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, March 28, 2003

Readers: Adult

Published: 2003


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