BCM111 WEEK 4: GLOBAL FILM INDUSTRIES

Kang, K. (2017). Hye Seung Chung and David Scott Diffrient, Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema. Film Criticism, [online] 41(3). Available at: https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.uow.edu.au/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=14&sid=6268037f-0bf0-4dea-8c1d-4eeaa0a20fa9%40pdc-v-sessmgr02 [Accessed 24 Aug. 2018].

This article is a book review on a source that examines the South Korean film industry and the cultural influences that have an effect on the types of pieces that are being generated for public consumption. This article is heavily focussed on the terms that describe the class of South Korean film media:

“To capture the protean nature of Korean cinema, the authors prefer the term “migration” to “translation” or “hybridity,” underscoring the dialectical nature of Korean films, which trade on such hybrid processes as transmedia adaptation and implicate multiculturalism and globalization.”

Kang discusses the links that Hollywood film and American culture has had on influencing the South Korean entertainment industry and the way that this system of appropriation has acted as an escape or a band aid to the trauma that the South Korean population has endured in the past due to a complicated reality created by war and unrest in the region.
This source fits into the literature because it addresses the multifaceted nature of Korean cinema and the reasons why it is so unique and popular. I think that it will be useful to look at when discussing the influences of globalisation on the ways particular cultures present media and forge a national identity through this process. This source presents limitations in the way that it is only a review of a valuable source, so a lot of the information available is second hand which makes it complicated to get a complete grasp on what is being said in the article.

 

Tsaaior, J. (2018). “New” Nollywood video Films and the Post/Nationality of Nigeria’s Film Culture. Research in African Literatures, [online] 49(1), pp.145-162. Available at: https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.uow.edu.au/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=4137c782-ee4f-4e97-bee9-b6e35c307850%40pdc-v-sessmgr04 [Accessed 20 Aug. 2018].

This article aims to explore the transformation that Nigerian film has endured since the 90’s and the improvement and global recognition that the genre has received in recent years.

This article goes into depth about the conversation surrounding nationalism and what constitutes a nation as well as the cultural values that go along with this concept. Nigeria is a nation that has struggled in the past with promoting the character of its country and “Nollywood” has been an effective means to boost Nigeria’s national identity and have their art and cultural scene be displayed in a global context. Nigerian cinema has been used as a Segway into talking about national identities and culture has helped the Nigerian population find pride and belonging within their nation. This source is useful when looking at the ways media plays an important role in the formation of individual and national identity.

This is an up to date source from 2018, which increases its credibility and makes it very useful when looking at film culture from different nationalities. This article is also very comprehensive so it is very useful in gaining a thorough and informed perspective on the subject at hand.

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