Enter song title:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

When an entire generation embraces the concepts and sentiments a writer expresses in a novel, that's the clear sign of a masterpiece. Jo Se Hee's 1976 short novel A Ball Shot by a Midget was born in a period when the government actively censored popular culture. The themes presented in the novel, such as the conditions of labor workers and their movement in the 70s, made such an impression at the time that the student movement of the 80s used this text as a sort of manifesto. Lee Won Se, who entered the industry as an assistant cinematographer for legendary director Kim Su Yong and later won a script contest sponsored by leading newspaper Donga Ilbo, was chosen as the director who would bring this masterpiece to the big screen in 1981. Read More...

Enter your email address: