Robert from Sketchy Details back with a new edition of Foreign Chops. The schedule just got so off (totally my fault, apologies all around) that it was just easier to wait for the start of a new month than try to cram in a second topic partway through October.
This month, we’re going to look at the cinema of South Korea. South Korean entertainment as a whole is really coming into its own on a global level. There’s even a term for the rise of Korean entertainment (Korean Wave) that specifically refers to the period starting in the mid/late-90s where TV, film, art, music, and culture started to pick up in foreign markets. Which is not to say that Korean cinema is some new phenomenon. They had a Golden Age in the 1950s and 60s spurred on by the Korean War with a massive increase in the quality and quantity of films produced.
Send your posts, write-ups, reviews, interviews, retrospectives, editorials, etc. on films from South Korea to robertjgannon@gmail. Use the subject heading “Foreign Chops.” You can send up to 5 posts per site, not 5 posts per author per site. The work can be new or old so long as the topic is South Korea.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 4 December at Midnight EST. I’ll gather up all the links and post them on the first Thursday of the month, 5 December. I reply to confirm all submissions, so please don’t be afraid to e-mail me again if you don’t hear back from me in a day or two.