On John Miller’s ‘the Korean film industry’ : The Asia foundation, KMPCA, and Korean cinema, 1956

Sangjoon LEE*

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Abstract

John Miller, former Hollywood producer and The Asia Foundation’s special motion picture officer in Tokyo, spent six months in Korea in 1956. His mission, as a motion picture advisor, was to assist the newly launched Korean Motion Picture Cultural Association (KMPCA). Upon completion of his duty in Korea, Miller composed an exhaustive project report entitled ‘The Korean Film Industry’. It was, as Miller himself wrote, ‘the first study of its kind…made by either a Korean or a foreigner’. This significant historical record has been forgotten since then. Thanks to The Asia Foundation headquarters’ permission, however, Miller’s valuable report is finally available to interested readers, students and scholars in the field of Korean cinema.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-112
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
Volume7
Issue number2
Early online date23 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Start Up Grant (2015–2018) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

  • Cultural Cold War
  • Film industry
  • Korean cinema
  • The Asia Foundation

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