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A Study on the Acceptance Phase of German Cinema in the Colonial Joseon - with 1920s' films as the center

kim seung goo 1

1세종대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, I investigated how the colonial Joseon audience in the days of Japanese imperialism accommodated foreign films, especially German films. The fact that the foreign films were recognized as the symbol of the western modern culture in those days is well known. However, we do not know how they accommodated what kind of films in concrete. Generally, we would associate foreign films as hollywood films, but it is also true that in those days, colonial intellectuals would prefer hollywood films to the Germans. The Germans were inferior in entertaining characteristics but they were superior in artistry. They gave spectators the other dimensional film experiences that hollywood could never did. At first, I examined the circumstances of the German film world in those days to understand the detailed accommodation circumstances of the German films. The movies which made them to feel an artistic fragrance were produced mainly before Nazis came to power. If consideration for the German film world circumstances is the side of the production, the consideration for the circumstances of the domestic foreign films distribution world can be said to be the side of the circulation. The delivery system of the foreign films was constructed in the center of hollywood films, but there were a few companies which handled German films. Based on these considerations, I examined what kind of movies were really released at that time, and investigated several kinds of characteristic points accompanied by these documents.

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