Lacquer drawer with mother-of-pearl inlay, at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul Set of three scalloped HwagakOx-horn boxes There is a unique set of handicrafts produced in Korea. Most of the handicrafts are created for a particular everyday use, often giving priority to the practical use rather than aesthetics.
KoreanImported Total admissions: News stories about its creation have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world, not because editors care very much about the film itself, but because the concept seems so trendy.
If the idea was to demonstrate that it is now possible for ordinary people to shoot feature films on easily accessible, inexpensive equipment, well, this is hardly news.
The images we see onscreen could not have been created by the iPhone alone. In the end, I think, the phone was nothing more than a clever marketing ploy. The good news is, about five minutes in you stop caring whether Night Fishing was shot on an iPhone or a pinhole camera.
Instead, the focus is on the emotions of the story -- and the creative ways in which the filmmakers translate these emotions into sound and images is breathtaking. The film takes its time in getting started, giving the screen over to the UhUhBoo Project, an experimental music group that provided the sparse, creepy soundtrack to Sympathy for Mr.
Vengeance back in The music here is much more enveloping, and its otherworldly quality is a good complement to the story proper, which opens with Park Chan-wook regular Oh Gwang-rok doing some fishing at a remote lake. After the sky grows dark and the screen turns to black and white, something big hits his line.
Improbably enough, it turns out to be a young woman pop singer Lee Jung-hyun [ A Petal ], in a fantastic performance. The fisherman is even more stunned when she begins talking to him about his long-lost daughter.
It only gradually becomes apparent that she is a shaman who has come to him as a bridge between the worlds of the living and the dead.
Making ample use of shamanic imagery and symbols viewers who have seen the documentaries Mudang or Between may get more out of this filmNight Fishing explores one of the most fundamental and heart-rending aspects of human existence: The focus on shamanic rites may point to the influence of Park Chan-kyong, an acclaimed visual artist whose short films have incorporated similar subject matter in the past.
It is the smooth melding of two cinematic styles: Certain environments practically call for sign pidgins if not an actual sign language.
There are signs made by the umpire, pitching signs made by the catcher to the pitcher, and signs made by the third base coach to steal or bunt. But we need to keep in mind this has little to do with their being deaf since hearing high school players would do the same.
It has to do with the fact that they are baseball players.
Kim begins as an arrogant jerk, but you know he will be turned around by the perseverance of the high school athletes. Kim even takes a shining to a kid who has yet to try out for the team, Jang Dae-gun Kim Hye-seong, Gangster Highthe young boy who we witness losing his hearing at the beginning of the film.
Kim convinces Jang to join the team after noticing his talent. The team has dreams of participating in the national high school baseball tournament, so the film provides two primary arcs. That said, he is a director to be reckoned with since many of his films have done well financially, having an impact on the industry and the career trajectory of various stars.
GLove works because the story is engaging without too many wild pitches to the backdrop of over-the-top dramatics. The drama on the diamond is well played.
We are invested in each game. Breaking up the dramatic elements are clever moments of comedy, such as when Kim forces the catcher to take his heat and the catcher signs his pain after each pitch.
As sports dramas go, this is a decent one. I found myself wanting to watch it again not just for research, but for the genuine pleasure found in the narrative. If I have to gripe about something, it would be how better development of the music teacher Na Joo-won Yoo-sun, The Big SwindleMoss is sacrifice bunted for the obligatory love interest.
She could have been better utilized as solely a respected peer to Kim. I would also be curious to know how many, if any, Deaf Koreans were a part of the production. More of an effort needs to be made in South Korean cinema and other national cinemas like my own to incorporate space for disabled actors.
Silenced is a powerful movie and it inspired efforts for political change following its release. Much of the suspense of that film works off fears hearing folk have about being deaf specifically and disabled more generally.
And fear brings with it further isolation. In this way, GLove presents counter-cultural touchpoints. Although the signing by hearing actors playing deaf characters looks like signing by hearing actors playing deaf characters, at least GLove refuses the hearing savior narrative that abounds in the "cinema of isolation" of disability portrayals, a phrase I take from film scholar Martin F.
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