Tag Archives: this american life

monsters, communists, kidnappings, the koreas

podcast, movies and books.

kidnapped by n. korea to make films: act one of this american life 556: same bed, different dreams.

film director shin sang-ok  신상옥 and wive, ex-wife and re-wife, actor choi eun-hee 최은희

“pulgasari” japanese poster via wikipedia.

full movie with subtitles
pulgasari. 1985. north korea. godzilla-type film directed by mr. shin.

capitalist/feudal lord-crushing proletarian monsta.

mother and a guest. south korea. 1961. starring mrs. choi.

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by paul fischer
on amazon kindle

shin’s and choi’s memoir: either called kingdom of kim or i am a movie or Chogugŭn Chŏhanŭl Chŏmŏlli (My Motherland is Faraway) published in 1988/2001.

take a look at on the art of cinema (published in 1973) by the late kim jong-il.

echolocation – podcasts


this american life

Batman: (a blind man who can bike and hike through his use of tongue clicks and echolocation).

secret identity:

house on loon lake: a young boy, an abandoned house.