Experiencing Korean Monster

Right out of my comfort zone.

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This class is definitely
bringing many firsts to me. I have not written blogs, explored WordPress, had a
Twitter account or watched any Korean movies. So, let’s start.

So live tweeting was a very strange
experience. Like talking non stop throughout a movie to a group of people is extremely
frowned upon in every screening of a movie, but tweeting is exempt from this
rule? Having so many tweets to complete and respond to, made the movie extremely
difficult to watch and follow as I was also trying to learn how twitter worked
at the same time. So maybe next time, it won’t be as difficult to do and I will
be able to see more of the movie, because I honestly saw quite little because I
was trying to learn a new social media platform.

Anyway, The Host was from what I saw…

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One comment

  1. I enjoyed reading about how you drew on the film’s emotional impact, despite growing up in an isolated area with minimal exposure to foreign films or cultures other than those expressed in western media. I would have loved to hear more about how your trip to Korea influenced your viewing – did you experience any media while in Korea? Movie posters? Korean pop? Advertisements for Korean dramas? Coming from a rural town, and assuming you hadn’t previously encountered a country like Korea before, how did it impact how you previously saw, and now currently see Korean media?

    When you mentioned your trip to Korea, you described the Han River being unapologetically portrayed, unlike Western films which ‘work to hide the location of filming’. An example would have been great here, because I’m not too sure what you mean. An integral component of many western films is the foreign setting, and its often made crystal clear to the viewer what part of the world or city they’re in. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, for example, makes use of Tokyo, Japan as the filming location, and the location where the plot takes place, making it no secret to the viewer.

    I do like however that you mentioned the live tweeting and foreign film experience was a completely new (and foreign) experience to you! Great job 🙂


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