North Korean cinema : a history (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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North Korean cinema : a history

North Korean cinema : a history

Author: Johannes Schönherr
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume chronicles the history of North Korean cinema from its beginnings to today, examining the obstacles the film industry faced as well as the many social problems the films themselves reveal. It provides detailed analyses of major and minor films and explores important developments in the industry within the context of the concurrent social and political atmosphere"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Schönherr
ISBN: 9780786465262 0786465263
OCLC Number: 761369262
Description: vii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
At the Pyongyang Film Festival --
The early years --
The Korean War (1950-1953) --
The establishment of Juche --
Kim Jong il enters the scene --
Shin Sang-Ok active in North Korea (1983-1986) --
Shin Sang-Ok's influence on concurrent North Korean Cinema (1984-1986) --
The post-Shin Sang-Ok years (1986-1993) --
Famine and the death of Kim Il Sung (1994-1999) --
The sunshine years (2000-2008) --
Post-sunshine: the most recent productions (2009-2011) --
Ten Zan, an Italian coproduction: Ferdinando Baldi's ultimate mission --
Audience perspectives: interviews with North Korean defectors --
Appendix: original Korean film titles.
Responsibility: Johannes Schönherr.

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eye-opening and - a word rarely used of the DPRK - fun. Unencumbered by theory, this is a rich narrative history from the 1940s to the present." Times Literary Supplement, 28th June 2013

 
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