Korean Film Blogathon 2011 Highlights
And so the first Korean Film Blogathon by newkoreancinema.com and cineAWESOME came and went, with bloggers around the world writing about anything Korean Cinema related. A whole week with over 100 entries all about the good, the bad, and the weird — pun intended — of Korean films.
We also participated with a few post, many of them because many in our staff have a Korean bias. So you can check our multiple posts for this year’s Korean Film Blogathon and our possible posts for future Korean Film Blogathons ;D
But this post isn’t about us. It’s about the awesome posts that came about. After all, bloggers are passionate people and all of them have something to say. Though we may not have commented, we read and took notes. After all, we have much left to see and learn.
First, we wouldn’t be able to know where to start if it weren’t for all the awesome people who put together their Top10 of Korean Films:
- Vampires, Wrestlers, Murderers and Princesses: A Personal Top Ten
- Essential Korean Cinema Season: 10 films Every Korean Film Fan Must See!
- foreigner’s guide to film culture in korea’s Top Ten Korean Films
- An A to Z Guide to Korean Cinema
Of course! It’s not only about Top10 lists. We also read a lot of of articles talking about what people like about Korean Cinema, as well as observations in different cultures, why there seems to be a decline in K-Film interest, K-drama, and even the difference in going to the cinema in Korea!
We have listed some of these posts in a somewhat orderly way:
- 100 Years of Korean Cartoon – Photo Report
- Why am I so fascinated with Korean films?
- Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres
- A Small Look on the Turning Point in Korean Cinema
- Decline in Western Interest for Korean Cinema?
- Castaway in Hollywood: Remakes of Korean films
- The fairy tale of K-horror
- Memories of Music – Korean Film Scores
- Film Music and Kim Jee-woon: A Bittersweet Life Original Soundtrack
- The Significance of ‘Manly Tears’ for the Reclamation of the Male Id in Korean Cinema
- Tales from a K-Drama Widower
- The Popularity of the Korean Drama
- How to Survive in a K-Drama World
- 5 things that may surprise you about Korean cinemas
Yup, so that’s our wrap up on Korean Cinema.
What we’ve learned besides realizing we still have far to go in terms of Korean film knowledge? Well, despite a possible decline in quality of Korean films, they still manage to surprise us more than many other industries — including Hollywood, who are planning their own string of K-horror remakes and debuting Korean filmmakers in English-speaking films.
We’ve also learned how to survive in a K-Drama World.
And that dried squid is a perfectly normal snack at the theater.
After this week, what have you guys learned about Korean Cinema?