This paper examines the co-implications of CGI filmmaking, US hegemony, and neoliberal financialization as manifested in Korea’s “IMF crisis cinema.” These films are populated by what I term neoliberal forms that epitomize the effort in this cinema to reflect on the innate proximity of popular filmmaking to finance, and specifically on the proximity between its own material apparatus and the economic apparatus that the IMF crisis inserted into the center of Korean public discourse.
Neoliberal Forms: CGI, Algorithm, and Hegemony in Korea’s IMF Cinema
JOSEPH JONGHYUN JEON is an Associate Professor of English and Asian American studies at Pomona College. He is the author of Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry (Iowa, 2012).
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon; Neoliberal Forms: CGI, Algorithm, and Hegemony in Korea’s IMF Cinema. Representations 1 May 2014; 126 (1): 85–111. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2014.126.1.85
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