Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Link roundup

1. Read about Shin Sang-ok:

(1926 - 2006) was a Korean movie writer, director and producer, who studied film in Japan and returned to South Korea, where he gained fame and became the uncontested leader of the film industry in the 1960s, in a time when regulations on the industry limited other studios. In the 1970s under the Fourth Republic of South Korea, the film industry was even further limited, which lead to Shin's studio being closed. Things went from bad to worse, when "the Orson Welles of South Korea" was kidnapped by request of Kim Jong Il, the son of North Korea's dictator, Kim Il Sung. The reason? Kim Jong Il wanted the nation's film industry to promote the virtues of the Korea Workers' Party to a world-wide audience.
He eventually escaped and went on to make a movie with Hulk Hogan. Via.

2. Two looks at new Double Fine game Costume Quest. Via.

3. Google's finally added spam filtering to comments for Blogger. (Hopefully that'll mean less time deleting/rejecting viagra ads for now on.)

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