Author Archives: Eugene

레오스 카락스의 변주된 인용:《홀리 모터스》, 《제목 없음》, 그리고 《나쁜 피》를 중심으로 (Variations on a Quotation: The Act of Quoting in Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, Sans Titre, and Mauvais Sang)

Below is my writing on three of Carax’s films–Holy Motors, “Sans Titre,” and Mauvais Sang. No English version available, unfortunately (I wonder how it’d look on Google’s translator service… you’re welcome to try it). — I. 레오스 카락스의 전작에 나오는 … Continue reading

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My Favorite Films This Year (올해의 영화)

A surprising number of films that I’ve (re)discovered this year were products of digital cinema. I have only good memories from sharing, watching, and discussing these films with my closest friends, acquaintances, and strangers. The list’s roughly in order of … Continue reading

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Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Redux

  I managed to see the following works at this year’s BIFF (2013): 1. Vara / 2. The Book / 3. Tomogui (도모구이) / 4. The Story of an Old Woman / 5. The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears … Continue reading

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화학 무기 감시 기구가 노벨상 수상 (NYT)

Urging the destruction of an “entire category” of unconventional weapons, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2013 Peace Prize on Friday to a modest and little-known United Nations-backed organization that has drawn sudden attention with a mission to ensure that … Continue reading

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New North Korean Memoir Tests South’s Interest in Refugee Stories

At the height of North Korea’s famine during the 1990s, Kim Eun-ju recalls going for so long without food that, fearing death, she sat down and wrote out her will. Ms. Kim was 11 years old. Now a 27-year-old university student … Continue reading

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[Excerpt] The Aesthetic of Active Boredom in Nam June Paik’s Zen for Film (1964)

Nam June Paik’s Zen for Film in 2011 at the Paik Art Center in Gyeonggi-do An old 16 mm film projector runs in front of a blank wall onto which it projects a screen of light, appearing all the more luminous as … Continue reading

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로드먼이 방북에 대해 상세히 설명 (Rodman Gives Details on Trip to North Korea)

The retired N.B.A. star Dennis Rodman said Monday that on his visit to North Korea last week, the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, trusted him enough to let him hold his baby daughter and asked him to bring a team of … Continue reading

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