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The Scene in Six Sounds: South Korea

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When we asked writer James Hendicott about the strangest music scene he’d ever encountered, his didn’t have to think long: “That would have to be the South Korean pop scene,” he told us. “It’s just dire, most of the songs sound like they’re based on Nintendo game music, and they play them on repeat in the streets for months.” That’s ... Read More »

Pop Quiz 2

Where can you find a recreation of two medieval villages and a palace that have been used over and over again in film? Hint: It’s not a Los Angeles back lot, but this production facility is the largest on its continent, and on par with its Hollywood counterparts. Answer after the jump. Read More »

Inside and Beyond the Tourist Traps: Seoul, South Korea

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More and more, foreign audiences are paying attention to Korean cinema, thanks in part to Bong Joon-ho’s unexpected monster-movie hit, 2006’s The Host. Get a crash course in South Korea’s cinematic history and join Elise Yoon as she leads a tour of landmarks in Seoul and beyond, accessible even to a first-time visitor. About Your Guide: Elise Jongeun Yoon is ... Read More »

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