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Popular Songs in the Past 50 Years

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100 Years of Korean Cinema, Songs of the Times​
  • Korea
  • 1968
  • 80min
  • DCP
  • Color, B&W
  • Drama
  • Folk, Blues, World Music

SYNOPSIS

Produced by Shinyung Munhwa Film, premiered at Gookdo Cinema in 1968. This film is a documentary film of half century of Korean pop music from the 1920s to 1960s. Hosted by film actor Kim Jin-gyu, starring Nam In-soo, Baek Nyun-seol, Hyun-in and other popular singers of the time, this documentary not only presents an unforgettable time to the audience to reminisce old pop, but also it is valuable in that it is a rare record of Korean pop music.

DIRECTOR

Kim Gwang-su

Kim Gwang-su was born in 1921 and studies violin in Meiji University in Japan. He joined “Busan String Quartet” when he returned to Korea. After the war, he changed the direction to light music and popular music and lead the Kim Gwang-su Band, the best Latin music band. As composer of popular music, he composed “Autumn Night Elegy,” “Love Mountain Range,” “Stream” and “Myeongsashimni.” Singer BAE Ho is his nephew. He worked on film music including <Poor Lovers> in 1959, <A Love Front> in 1960, <So Long Separation> in 1962 and <My Brother and Sister-in-laws> in 1964. In 1968, he directed <Popular Songs in the Past 50 Years>, a documentary that compiled hit songs to depict the history of Korean popular music in the half a century back then. He immigrated to the US in 1969 and passed away in 1993.

  • ProducerLee Won-il
  • CastKim Jin-kyu, Koo Bong-seo, Song Hae
  • ScreenwriterSong Gi-won
  • CinematographerGu Mun-seok
  • EditorKim Hee-su
  • MusicLee Bong-jo

Screening

TimeTheaterCodeRateSubQ&ALive Concert
2019-08-11  12:30Megabox Jecheon 5072GNE --