[KS] film/drama class suggestions

Nicholas Carter and Felice Luftschein felice at casco.net
Wed Oct 26 13:21:15 EDT 2005

Netflix has a lot of Korean movies, probably a good way to check a 
number of them out without buying. Annoyingly they are in the "Other 
Asian" sub-genre, rather than their own sub-genre (I wrote a complaint, 
maybe if others did too they would add a sub-genre), so you usually have 
to suss out whether they are Korean by cross referencing or looking at 
the actor's names.

Since this will probably devolve into people's lists of movies, I might 
add that I really enjoy Korean comedies and "dramedies":
"Just Do It"
"Hello Dharma"
"Jail Breakers"
"Take Care of my Cat"
"Attack the Gas Station"

Don't overlook the fact that there are at least 5 TV shows on in the US 
that feature Korean(-american,-canadian) actors right now: Lost, 
Battlestar Galactica, Grey's Anatomy, Kitchen Confidential...

My non-academic 2c.
Koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws wrote:

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> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:18:47 -0700
> From: Hyung Pai <hyungpai at eastasian.ucsb.edu>
> Subject: [KS] film/drama class suggestions
> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
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> Dear members,
> I am in the process of developing a class on Korean film and TV  
> drama. I would appreciate recommendations for new books, articles,   
> and appropriate films for an introductory class targetted for  
> undergrads who are majoring in East Asian studies. I would also like  
> to know about web sites and contact info for vendors who sell DVDs or  
> videos. Sources on the Korean Wave phenomena and its cultural impact  
> on Japan, China and other countries would also be appreciate either  
> in English or Korean.  Thank you. 

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