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Bong, Jun-Ho, The Materialism of Contingency in Immoral Society-Truth, Realization, and Forgetfulness-

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2010, (46), pp.245-269
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : July 25, 2010
  • Accepted : August 20, 2010

Choi, Byung-Hak 1

1부산대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to analyze Director Bong, Jun-Ho’s three films,<Memories of Murder>(2003), <The Host>(2006), and <Mother> (2009), based on the conception of the materialism of contingency in an immortal society. The film <Memories of Murder> presents the process of murder from fact to memory. The film <Host> also presents the process of forgetfulness. The film <Mother> demonstrates a new insight of truth, recognition, and forgetfulness. With the analysis of these films, I argue that Bong’s films are based on L. Althusser’s philosophy. Indeed, each individual recognizes the immortality of its own society; but forgets the reality of immortal society so he/she would bear the immortal situation. In order to overcome this problem, it is necessary to rethink ‘agencement’ and ‘serie’ in our society.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.