[HanCinema's Film Review] "Epitaph" 2013/08/30,
The most difficult part of grasping "Epitaph" for me was realizing that this was an omnibus film. While supposedly framed in the context of a professor reflecting on his time working at a hospital under Japanese occupation, the various stories (the snails, the little girl, and the murders) are largely unconnected aside from the motif of setting. And given that none of these stories have particularly definite endings, it was difficult to tell when we were supposed to be transitioning from one to the other, and which parts of the movie were supposed to be relevant overall versus which were just callbacks to one individual story.
So, the movie is a little confusing to watch. But that's only because I went in not knowing what it was going to be about,...More
Musicals entice with a touch of mystery 2013/02/03, Source,
The scene "I am an American Woman" from the Korean production of Dutch musical "Rebecca" in which most of the action takes place in a dimly lit mansion called Manderely. Provided by EMK Production
Directors say they seldom work on musicals in the 'mystery' genre. Most Korean theatergoers enjoy shows with some catchy songs, dance moves and romance. But directors of the two musicals "Rebecca", which kicked off its nearly three-month run on Jan. 12, and "Arsene Lupin", which will start next month, say their shows have mystery and detective themes to "make the audience get involved" and "try not to miss a scene". "What I've realized while watching audiences as they watch musicals is that they are trying to work out what's going on as they get this thriller mystery story of 'Rebecca' little by little", said Robert Johanson, director of "Rebecca", during a press conference at the LG Arts Center on Jan. 17,...More
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