Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Yecies, B. (2008). Sounds of Celluloid Dreams: Coming of the Talkies to Cinema in Colonial Korea. Korea Journal, 48 (1), 160-197.


Conventional reports often hint at how Koreans gained film industry experience and training in Korea and Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s under Cultural Policy reforms. Yet, few studies consider the full range of influences that motivated their contributions to a local vibrant popular entertainment industry and to the global transition to sound. This article attempts to recast the story of cinema in colonial Korea by offerintg new insights into the productive and destructive characteristics of colonial modernity.