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  1. Anne
    Anne April 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm . Reply

    Inspiring post! I’m very interested in the beginnings of Korean modernization, and these ideas make me drool. I’m no filmmaker, but perhaps I will write a novel about unspeakable horrors in a Korean Colonial setting?

  2. Anne
    Anne April 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm . Reply

    Pan’s Labyrinth comes to mind, with its juxtaposition of a Grimm, brutal fairy tale world with another kind of real world brutality, and I’m sure something similar could be done with the time period you speak of. That shit was done REALLY well, as was The Orphanage, often mentioned in connection.

  3. Anne
    Anne April 4, 2013 at 8:16 pm . Reply

    Good point, as the story I just formulated this afternoon is about a “Comfort Woman”… and given my gut tendency to fly into a blind rage when it comes to sexual violence, I suspect I shall have a hard time not falling into the trap of demonization. But your note about colonization being harmful for inhabitants of the mother country as well, it brings me back to sanity.

    Besides, if done well, I think an Eldritch abomination could be enough to a presence to make politics and polemics meaningless. That’s the effect I hope to achieve, anyway.

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