Film archive selects top 3 films of the past century 2014/01/26, Source,
The concept of film is presumed to have been first introduced to Korea in 1901. It was American photographer and traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) who first brought a movie to Korea and introduced King Gojong (r. 1863-1907) to the pleasures of film for the first time. After that, it took 20 more years until a Korean director made a movie. The Korean film industry has now been around for more than a century, and it has been a very colorful ride. In 2012, the number of moviegoers in Korea surpassed the 100 million mark for the first time. Just one year later, the domestic market sold 200 million tickets. The 200 million mark suggests that an average person watched about four films in the theater last year. Over the past 100 years, Korean society has experienced occupation, independence, war, economic ups and downs and much more. We can find both the joys and sorrows of life, all melted down into Korean cinema,...More
Run Turtle Marathon this Sunday 2012/02/18, Source,
Take part in the Turtle Marathon for a stroll around Mt. Nam and maybe win some prizes, too.
The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, is hosting the 415th Turtle Marathon with KESCO (Korea Electrical Safety Corporation). It will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday in front of the National Theater's outdoor plaza,...More
Turtle Marathon to be held Sunday 2012/01/11, Source,
Celebrate "Seollal", or Lunar New Year holiday, by joining the Turtle Marathon at Mt. Nam in central Seoul, Sunday.
The Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, hosts the 414th Turtle Marathon with Nonghyup to boost consumption of "hanwoo" (native Korean beef). The monthly event has drawn more than 120,000 people since 1978.
Chae Hyung-seok, a director at Nonghup, will lead this month's walkathon. The winners of the 2011 Miss Korea pageant will join the event as well,...More
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