These past few years, South Korean Cinema has acquired international reputation, becoming also one of the largest cinema market in the world. So what happened there?
A book entitled “South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hit Makers, Global Provocateurs” might help us to answer this question. According to The Korean Times;
It gives an exact historical chronicled assessment of the Korean film industry by articulating how it has transformed narrative and style in genres ranging from gangster films to high school movies, horror and romance in detailed chapters.
Under the rapid transformation that the Korean film industry underwent, major production trends and cycles are examined with an eye toward their economic, cultural and aesthetic ramifications: blockbusters, gangster cinema, romance films, teen flicks and high-quality movies that attempt to be both commercially viable and artistically competent.
The book is available here ($25, 261p).