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The Best korean import since Acrylic Nails I enthusiastically endorse the film Oldboy. I find myself almost at a loss for words to describe my admiration for this amazing film. The eery cinematography, intensely executed script and overall directorial genius of Park Chan-Wook are reminiscent of a Hitchcock film. Suspense and anxiety are evoked in the spectator. The classic suspense thriller genre mixed with modern artistic style make for a uniquely interesting film. The opening scene features the drunk and belligerent Oh Dae-Su (Choi Min-Sik) at a police station. He proclaims that his name means “getting along with people” as he clearly does no such thing. The editing here is superb. The quick jump cuts break the time continuity of Dae-Su’s inebriated behavior and recount subsequent events. The bright lighting and dingy, unappealing set give a real feel for the character’s personality.
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Humor and realism are used in this scene perfectly. Dae-Su is abducted in the following scene.
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course FILM 101 taught by Professor Rich during the Spring '11 term at Clark College.

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