Inspiration: Park Chan-wook


Yesterday I rewatched Chan-wook Park’s Vengeance Trilogy—Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), and Lady Vengeance (2005).  I hadn’t watched Mr. Vengeance (2002) so I took the time to watch them all, back to back, as a background exercise for my thesis research.  Because of this six hours of audiovisual enthrallment (two hours per film), I decided to make a post about Mr. Park.  Even if I didn’t want it to, he has become a big part of my life—personal and academic. I don’t want to write more about it—I feel like I’m betraying my research—but I’ll say that he is definitely one hell of a brilliant filmmaker.  Out of the three films, my favorites are Oldboy (2003) and Lady Vengeance (2005).  Add Stoker (2013) to the list if I consider his complete filmography.

And now for the visual stimuli:

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy (2003)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

I wanted to show more specific scenes or shots but I couldn’t keep looking. I need to read!

Top alternate posters made by Josh Eckert.
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2 responses to “Inspiration: Park Chan-wook

  1. Tengo que ver Lady Vengeance ASAP
    Que lindo tu nuevo layout del blog ♥

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