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Park Chan-wook Talks About Next Pic ‘The Hand Maiden’

Park Chan-wook Talks About Next Pic ‘The Hand Maiden’
Marrakech — Park Chan-wook is one of Korea’s best known-helmers, for his “Vengeance” Trilogy and recent works such as sensual vampire pic “Thirst” and English-language “Stoker,” starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.

His next feature is inspired by Sarah Waters’ Victorian-era lesbian crime novel “Fingersmith,” previously adapted into the BBC TV series, “Tipping the Velvet.” The Korean title is “Agassi” and the English title “The Hand Maiden.” Pic involves a love story between a mistress and her hand-maiden, which Park is setting set in 1930s Korea, during the period of Japanese occupation.

Park explains that his screenplay has introduced several important innovations to the novel. The secret mystery linked to the birth of the two main female characters no longer features in the story and the role of the male character – who serves as an intermediary between the two women – assumes much greater importance. The helmer says that his story
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The Avengers Cinematographer Uses iPhone to Shoot Several Scenes

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The Avengers Cinematographer Uses iPhone to Shoot Several Scenes
The Avengers is currently in post-production, with a release date set for May 4, 2012. Even though this is a big-budget ensemble, some scenes were shot in an unconventional way, using an iPhone 4. Take a look at what director of photography Seamus McGarvey had to say about using the iPhone for several shots seen in The Avengers, some of which actually made it into the trailer.

"The beauty of photography or cinema is that you make every choice based on the content at hand. On The Avengers, I did a couple of shots on the iPhone and they are in the movie. In fact, they are in the trailer! I understand that sometimes there is no choice and you have to go for the cheapest option, but if you are limited for choice, you can still make poignant decisions that will effect the look of the film."

The cinematographer didn't reveal which
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Stoker Begins Shooting in Nashville

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Scott Free Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Indian Paintbrush announced today that principal photography for the psychological thriller Stoker has begun in Nashville, Tennessee. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman with Dermot Mulroney and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver.

In his first English language film, celebrated Korean director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Thirst) will direct from an original screenplay by the former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller, who wrote his inaugural script under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Stoker is being produced by Scott Free Productions' Tony Scott, Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan with Steven M. Rales and Mark Roybal of Indian Paintbrush serving as executive producers. Indian Paintbrush is co-financing the film with Fox Searchlight Pictures who will be releasing the film worldwide.

After India's (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with
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‘Paranmanjang’ Trailer; A Film Entirely Shot With the iPhone

Will this be the future of movie making? Probably not. South Korean director Chan-wook Park has released the trailer of his new film, which is entirely shot on the iPhone 4. The Korean horror film “Paranmanjang,” is translated as “life of full of ups and downs.” The film is a half hour long with a budget of 150 million Won ($133,000). Park is not the first filmmaker to shoot a movie with the iPhone 4. The Wall Street Journal reported a film festival in South Korea featured 12 short movies with the iPhone 4. The film will be in theaters in South Korea on January 27. Check out the trailer below and tell me if it makes any sense. Source: Mashable
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Paranmanjang Trailer and Behind-the-Scenes Video

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Korean director Park Chan-wook has shot a 30-minute long film using only an iPhone titled Paranmanjang (translates to Night Fishing) and has released a teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes video (via Quiet Earth). Check out the videos below!

Click to watch Paranmanjang Trailer!

Click to watch Paranmanjang Behind-the-Scenes Footage!

Paranmanjang is a fantastical tale about a man who, while out fishing one afternoon/evening, catches the body of a woman dressed in white. While trying to untangle the line he faints and wakes up wearing the clothes that the woman was wearing. This tale of death only gets stranger from there.

The film is scheduled to open in select South Korean theaters at the end of the month.

Paranmanjang comes to theaters in 2011. The film is directed by Chan-wook Park.
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