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Research on the movie activity of Bak Gu in 1950-1960

Kim Taehee 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

After liberation, Ak-geuk was to walk the path of death. People who related in Ak-geuk had to move to other media to survive. Most of them went to the movies. Bak Gu who is the most influential in the Ak-geuk also involved in the film industry in the late 1950s. Because Bak Gu had long experience in operating organizations and planing performance, he was different from actors and directors(like Jeon Ok, Kim Hwa-rang, Kim Hee-gab, etc) who went to the movies at the same time. In particular, his excellent planning ability in field of Ak-geuk helped for him to establish Bando movie studio and to settle on the film industry. But he could maintain his movie studio and his own movie style only 4~5 years because of rapidly changing external environment and growing film industry. In the late 1950s, Korean popular culture shared human resources and narrative text. So Bak Gu was able to enthrall a large audience with his planning ability and his contents. However, the situation was changed in the 1960s. Bak Gu just getting into the film industry was unfit to assume subsequent merger and abolition of movie studios and rapid industrialization. After losing his company, Bak Gu planned producing Baekseolgongju(1964) based on the imagination of Ak geuk. But Bak Gu already missed movie trend. After then his movie declined to mode of shinpa. This study is helpful to understand the individual’s work of Bak Gu. And it provides an understanding aspects of people who moved from the Ak-geuk to the movie.

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