Korean Film Industry: History, Influences and Influential Movements


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Korean Film Industry: History, Influences and Influential Movements
The Korean film industry has a long history, one that began over a century ago. From the Josean dynasty, World II, the Japanese Occupation, the Korean War and the subsequent division of north and south, Korean film was and remains a social and political outlet. Global and local political upheaval has greatly influenced the Korean film industry. Between the industry’s inception and the present, the industry has transformed from a small scale local movement with little success locally to a successful market competing with the more dominant American film industry. A number of cultural, political and economic influences helped shape and transform the industry....
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.....out the globe. The effects of this cultural wave are still growing as high tech media brings information around the world more quickly.
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