[KS] Re: Korean films, how to get older movies?

Mark Peterson Mark_Peterson at byu.edu
Mon Mar 26 16:50:04 EST 2001

	I'm not much help; I've complained about the accessability of 
films too.  There is a National Board for Film Preservation or some 
such, but they seem to see their job as keeping people from seeing 
films.  Actually, there are commercial interest in play here, and 
that makes it difficult unless you have money.

	But the reason I'm responding is that I was asked to be 
discussant for a panel on film at the AAS that just concluded.  Your 
complaint surfaced there as well.  But you might try contacting the 
panel members to see what help they might give.  They were, Hyangsoon 
Yi, Univ. of Georgia; Kyunghyun Kim, UC Irvine; and Hyangjin Lee, 
Sheffield.  They gave excellent papers and really know the Korean 
Cinema scene.


>Dear List Members:
>A quick question:  I will offer a course on "Korean Film" this
>summer, at IIC, but have a hard time getting tapes of *older* Korean
>movies here in San Francisco. I also wonder if there is any (Korean)
>documentary film about the early Korean movie industry during the
>colonial period and the 50s and 60s -- ideally with some clips of
>films from that time.
>If KOIS is done with cleaning up and straightening out all those
>horrible Web sites around the world, then maybe they could help a
>whitish boy who is ignorant of all such matters. (Sorry for my
>unprofessional whining, someone just hit me over the head -- never
>got used to that and am still dazzled.) But I fear I cannot wait
>until then. So, if you guys know of any other Korean institution that
>is less busy right now, and that *might* be willing to reply to my
>inquiry, then I would really appreciate that.
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