This book is an introductory guide to Park Chan-wook, the 2004 Cannes Grand Pix winner and one of the most acclaimed and popular Korean film directors. The book looks within with an insiderâs eyes and gropes roughly for the root and stems of cinematic world of Park, who has achieved both critical and commercial success, performing stunts verging on the acrobatic between genre convention and directorial individuality.
"It always bothered me that Aasif was more than merely funny-he's also a great actor. Now I've learned he's an amazing storyteller as well, and I am furious . . . but also grateful. Aasif's movement between cultures and genres is what makes him and his story singularly funny, poignant, and essential." - John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require
"My father moved our family to the United States because of a word. It was a word whose meaning fascinated him. It was a singularly American word, a fat word, a word that could only be spoken with decadent pride. That word was . . . Brunch! 'The beauty of America,' he would say, 'is they have so much food, that between breakfast and lunch they have to stop and eat again.'" âfrom "International House of Patel"
If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
Bong Joon-ho made his feature film debut in 2000 with the film âBarking Dogs Never Bite.â Of a crowd of talented new Korean directors emerging at the time, Bong appeared to attract the least attention and achieve the least commercial success. Despite earlier strong support for his short film âIncoherenceâ in 1994, Bong appeared headed for failure.
Three years later, however, the tables turned again for Bong. His thriller âMemories of Murder.â based on a real-life unsolved serial killer case from recent Korean history, proved a hit. Already noted from its earlier stages as having an outstanding script and being a potentially excellent genre film, âMemories of Murderâ drew six million viewers to theaters in Korea alone, received awards at various film festivals, and introduced Bongâs name to countries such as the United States, France and Japan. Another three years later, Bong sent ripples through society once again with the sci-fi/monster/disaster film âThe Host,â setting a Korean box office record of 13 million viewers and achieving the broadest overseas distribution for any Korean film.
Written by Kim Young-jin, one of Koreaâs foremost film critics, this bookâwhich includes interviews, a biography, a filmography, and synopsesâexamines the cinematic world of Lee Chang-dong, widely hailed as one of Koreaâs top directors despite having produced only four films to date. Leeâs films embrace the scars of Korean history and reality as well as the illusory nature of the film medium. His latest work, âSecret Sunshineââa comeback film of sorts as Lee returns to directing after a stint as Koreaâs Minister of Cultureâhas been invited to the Cannes Film Festival. His filmography includes âGreen Fish,â âOasis,â and âPeppermint Candy.â
Born in 1926, Shin Sang-ok is recognized as one of the masters of Korean cinema. After graduating from Tokyo Art School, he debuted as a director with âThe Evil Nightâ in 1952 and went on to direct more than 70 films in five decades. Highly-acclaimed retrospectives of his work were screened at the 6th Pusan International Film Festival and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Shin was awarded the 1st Daejong Film Awardsâ Best Director prize for âMother and a Guest in the Room of Masterâ and the 1st Baeksang Art Awardsâ Best Director prize for âDeaf Samryong-Iâ and the 11th Asia-Pacific Film Festivalâs Best Director Award for âRed Muffler.â
Art historian, collector, museum director, and broadcaster Kenneth Clark (1903â1983) was one of the leading cultural figures of the mid-20th century. This new book considers all aspects of his life and work, including his landmark TV series, Civilization. Clark was enormously important in terms of his support of, and influence upon, the art of his time. As director of Britainâs National Gallery he oversaw the relocation of its collecÂtion during WWII; as chair of the War Artists Advisory Committee he persuaded the government not to draft artistsâsuch as Henry Moore; in 1954 he co-founded the broadcasting company that was to become ITV, and then chaired the British Arts Council from 1955 to 1960. A pasÂsionate advocate of making art accessible to all, in 1969 Clark wrote and presented Civilization for the BBC, distillÂing the history of Western philosophy, culture, and art into 13 groundbreaking episodesâthe first-ever blockbuster documentary series viewed around the world.
One of the four âmastersâ of Korean cinema, Yu Hyun-mok played a crucial role in creating a new history of âpostwarâ cinema free from the generation influenced by Japanese colonial rule. As a filmmaker who believed that the keys to film art are montage and camerawork, he produced notable films in four different decades. In keeping with the previous editions in the series, this edition also contains comprehensive analysis of the director, interviews, and biographical information from renowned film critic Kim Kyoung-wook.
From Harvard University and the road met a strange uncle, left a business card, a Zero in front of dessert didn't move, because he doesn't like to eat sweet, although only 12 years old, but the Zero height 170 cm, but a pair of deep blue eyes, average person can see can not stand, slightly childish face, slender body, because long-term swimming and boxing, hidden under the appearance of the power body, is the focus of attention wherever it goes, so one of the indispensable bodyguard around, Mike, a commando retirement to join the family, the most fortunately met the owner of the now, the most unfortunately is often host play to play.
Preface: Leo Pomuj are China, France, Canada, the three half-blood, since the childhood is the little emperor in the home, have their own dream, dream long from Canada to South Korea, joined JYP entertainment's group 2 PM, became the youngest member in the team. Originally just want to own dance, sing your song, why do all these people to find their own trouble...