Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day #21,570

Movie #1541: Parole, Inc. (1948, Alfred Zeisler)

An attempted noir styled police procedural falls flat on its face. Grade Z production can't add any realism to the story of FBI undercover work.

Movie #1540: Seong Chun-Hyang (1961, Sang-ok Shin)

This is the 3rd Shin movie I've seen and it's by far the worst. The story is set in the 15th century. Right away I know I'm in trouble. These historical movies are always boring. All the resources are spent on recreating a lost era but the plot is always pathetic. Same here: boy marries girl - groom's father against it - groom dumps bride - bride wrings her hands for years - groom finally returns - the end.
Could it be that they can't come up with plots because there just isn't enough stuff? When they fight they use sticks. When they travel they use a horse. What kind of a plot can you come up with? It's pretty limited.

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