Year of Black Dragon 2011/12/30, Source,
The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and the mythical animal, seen in this "Hwangnyonggi", symbolizes power and wealth.(Courtesy of National Palace Museum of Korea)
The animal has a head resembling a camel, eyes of a rabbit, the nose of a pig, ears like an ox, antlers similar to a buck, a snake-like neck, fists as fierce as those of a tiger, the sharp talons of a hawk and scales no different from a carp. There are long whiskers decorating the mouth and a bump in the middle of the head, which allow the animal to fly in the air. In this manner the mythical dragon creature is described in "Boncho Gangmok" (Classified Records of Chinese Medical Botany) originally published in 1596,...More
Kang Je-gyu: 'I Devoted My Passion to 'My Way" 2011/12/16, Source,
The director Kang Je-gyu who has written the history of Korean movies, said during the interview with News Y (news channel by Yonhap News) on December 15, "I gave my best effort and passion that I have spared for the past seven years while taking a break to produce the movie "My Way"." He led the boom of Korean movies with his hit movies such as "The Gingko Bed" (1996) and "Shiri" (1998), and his previous movie "Taegukgi" (2004) recorded the largest number of audience members, which was 11.7 million,...More
Director Kang Je-gyu returns with war docudrama 'My Way' 2011/12/15, Source, 'One thing I can tell you is I gave my all in each of the 5,400 takes'. - Kang Je-gyuKang Je-gyu returns to the director's chair with "My Way", which opens next week. It's his second war film after "Taegukgi" (2004). [YONHAP]
Filmmaker Kang Je-gyu publicly told the media that he wouldn't make a war film again after he finished the 2004 hit "Taegukgi". But Kang changed his mind and returns to the director's chair with another war film, "My Way", which has a much larger budget of 28 billion won ($24.3 million), the highest in Korean film history, and far more crew members at about 170.
"It's very hard to make this type of genre film", Kang told the media on Tuesday when asked what made him decide to do another war film. Since "Taegukgi", Kang has mainly worked as a producer,...More
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