Never judge a K-drama by its promotional ads. K-dramas often shift back and forth between comedy and tragedy.
They are listed in the order of their release. Romance Papa Shin Sang-ok's Romance Papa begins with the artifice of introductions of each character.
These introductions are a vestige of the radio play from which this story originated, but it does help this viewer from the future navigate between these characters from the past since the times required that actors and actresses of similar ages play characters much younger than themselves.
Still, in some ways such introductions are unnecessary since fashion signifies their ages. Sailor outfits designate the youngest. A poodle skirt marks the college-aged woman. Once married, the oldest daughter sheds her western dress, and, at the end of each business day, her new husband his western suit, for a hanbok.
There is much to be said about fashion in South Korean films. Read the discussion of hanbok fashion fusions in the 's by Princeton University professor Steven Chung or watch the recent documentary on fashion designer Nora Noh for examples.
Romance Papa is another object of study on how necessary sartorial choices can be to character development. Yet what follows as plot in Romance Papa is really a series of vignettes, aligning this film more with the episodic nature of modern-day TV serials than a medium demanding a status as a single unit.
It is as if Romance Papa is an early precursor of the binge-watching experience enabled by the distribution system of the internet.
In the single feature film of Romance Papa, we are in a sense successively viewing several episodes of the radio show in one evening.
As the aforementioned Steven Chung notes in his book reconsidering our understanding of director Shin, Split Screen Korea: Shin Sang-ok and Postwar Cinema University of Minnesota Press,"Shin consistently capitalized on the creativity of radio dramas and locked up many of the scripts during their broadcast.
A modern day equivalent to this capitalization on cross-media creativity was noted in a talk given at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle by University of Ulsan professor Hwang Yun-mi.
An aspect of her talk was that the costume drama film genre feeds off the visual signifiers of the same genre of television serials in their costumes, set designs, and even culinary displays.
Although in this case the rights of TV dramas are not being secured like the radio dramas of the past, the TV dramas are providing some paratextual labor in encouraging audiences to have production expectations of the film dramas from what they gather from the TV dramas.
The TV costume dramas "genrify" the film costume dramas just as Shin used a radio drama to "genrify" the film Romance Papa. In this way, films like Romance Papa further demonstrate the past foundation of present South Korean media tactics.
The theme that runs through the synced vignettes is of the father who is a hopeless romantic, a sentimental softie who is the kind of father who wants to frame his youngest daughter's first love letter. He is so concerned about his fellow man, instead of pummeling a burglar, he wants to provide alms of seaweed for the thief who just tried to pillage his home.
The only time he doesn't romanticize a daily experience is when his oldest daughter is romantically involved with a young man. Our papa has contempt for his future son-in-law's profession, meteorology.
Like other sciences, meteorology is based on predicting the probability of events, which means there is always a chance of events diverging on rare occasions from the trend, but the statistical anomaly doesn't necessarily disprove the theory.This page is a collection of still photos and information about Korean films released in the s.
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In ancient times, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an unbeatable general in wars, but the young King (Kim Min-Jae) is jealous of Kim Shin and kills him. Kim Shin becomes Dokkaebi (Goblin), possessing an immortal life. At first he thinks that he is blessed, but he realizes that he is cursed.
In the present day. F rom a commercial standpoint, the s stand out as an era of unprecedented strength.
With television still in its infancy, moviegoing formed the primary means of entertainment for young and old alike, with the average Korean watching more than five films per year by Jung Hye-young (born December 14, ) is a South Korean actress. She is a part of the YG Entertainment group and is best known for her roles in Korean television dramas.
T he year opened in difficult circumstances, to say the least. With a global financial crisis exacerbating a two-year old crisis in the Korean film industry, expectations for the year were low.