Thursday, July 28, 2011

What DESERVES to lead the Korean Wave...

Kpop is fun and digestible.

but Korean film has always deserved to be the foundation on which the Korean Wave is built.

This sequence from Nowhere To Hide stands with any lovely bit of visual storytelling you can conjure.

The hallway fight scene in Oldboy is regularly namechecked on lists of great cinema fight scenes, I'm pretty sure I've seen it be the only non-American film to make the list.

It was even referenced for a viral video about anger over the 2008 US finance meltdown,

1 comment:

Paul Ajosshi said...

Yes, yes and yes!

Two of my favourite Korean films and two scenes that both astonish and amaze.

Give me Korean film over Korean pop every single time.