Tuesday, July 03, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, July 3 2007] [Column] A tale of two film libraries

In 1996, I spent four weeks in Seocho-gu, within walking distance of the Korean Film Archive (KFA) and its reading room. I was shocked to see circles of video monitors where anybody could view movies for free from unlocked cabinets of VHS tapes.

Film libraries and archives have lost their monopoly on the documentation of film history as the public turn to Google, IMDb and Wikipedia.

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