Eight years ago I walked the frosted Utah streets as a wide-eyed young man, ready for his first taste of the Sundance Film Festival. It was an interesting year for films here in Park City, and while many of us were taking part in the mind-numbingly harsh hazing process that accompanies ones first trip to Sundance, elsewhere in the festival a Korean Director was experiencing a little initiation of his own.
That Director was Park Chan-Wook, who that year had two films circulating the cineplexes of the Festival’s “Theater Loop”. One of them was the career defining chapter of his Revenge trilogy Oldboy, the other was a segment in the terrifying horror compilation Three Extremes.
At the time I didn’t know quite what to make of these films. I had been to film school and heard countless teachers recount the immense brilliance of film makers like Welles, Hitchcock and Kubrick, »
- Ty Cooper
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