Sunday, September 5, 2010

Memories of Murder (Salinui Cheok) 2003

Post-traumatic masculine identity in contemporary South Korean cinema: Revisionism and the male id through genre in Memories of Murder.

I realize that my ruminations on Korean films are sometimes a litte abstract so I thought it high time to post my college thesis on Memories of Murder entitled: 'Post-traumatic masculine identity in contemporary South Korean cinema: The revisionist filtering of the male Id through genre in Memories of Murder' which is where the genesis for a lot of my current thinking on Korean cinema can be found. It is quite long so I will post it in installments in the coming weeks and at the end I will provide the filmography and bibliography. I hope you enjoy this analysis of my favorite Korean film.

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  1. Honestly, you're amazing. Your analysis are really good and quite the interesting read. Even if it's hard to read them since your posts beige background disapears after a while. Which make's it hard to read because the background to your text becomes the poster of Dirty Carnival (great movie). Being that I know I lack when it comes to describing stuff well I enclosed a print screen.

  2. Thanks very much! I'm very sorry about this problem though, you're not the first person to mention it. I've posted in some forums to see if anyone can help. The problem only seems to come up with older Mozilla versions, if you update to the newest version I think it will work. Will try to fix it on my end in the meantime.

    Thanks for pointing this out!

  3. Awesome thesis. Well done. I am looking forward for the bibliography.