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    This book is a strong 35 stars maybe even tilting toward 4 If you're interested in it read it It's fun short and fascinating My star docking is of a content critiue but attention spans being what they are these days I wanted to get that out of the wayDevelopment Kim Jong Il was not always “Dear Leader” As a child he was called “Yura” Though he was the son of Kim Sung Il “The Great Leader” and fou

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestI was inspired to buy A KIM JONG IL PRODUCTION after I received and enjoyed an ARC of THE GREAT SUCCESSOR a biography of Kim Jong Il's youngest son and heir apparent Kim Jong Un In my review I praised the author for her diligent research and the honest portrayal of the leader of a hostile nation where I'm afraid the temptation is far too often to demonize This is dangerous because cartoonish p

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    Speechless Nearly wordless I've been to Oz but it's Mickey Mouse who rules as a god like Sun King the subjects know their lines perfectly to exalt His Majesty but if they miss a word or don't smile perfectly for the camera it means trouble Three generations will be sent to prisons with sadistic guards and wormy rice if luc

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    This work of creative nonfiction will undoubtedly catch many Asia watchers by surprise Facts about North Korea are thin on the ground here in America but this book blasts open a personal history of Kim Jong Il wi

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    Read by Stephen ParkDescription Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator Kim Jong Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios Conceiving every movie made he acted as producer and screenwriter Despite this control he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun Hee Madam Choi—South Korea’s most famous actress—and her ex husband Shin

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    Impeccably researched riveting details of a brazen abduction of prominent South Korean film artists by North Korea’s megalomaniac Kim Jong IlKim Jong Il decides film production will bring him acclaim world wide he orchestrates the abduction of South Korean film industry’s Shin Sang Ok and Choi Eun Hee By sharing the couples story Fischer allows entrance into inner North Korea Through the abduction of Shin

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    I was aware that North Korea kidnapped English and Japanese language teachers to train its spies but these late 1970's hi

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    You probably read about this in the newspapers An ultra strange story of how famed South Korean actress Choi Eun h

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    What do Americans know about North Korea For even the best informed among us the answer is sadly not much What we know or at least have been persuaded to believe comes largely from the testimony of the small but

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    The Kim Jong Il Production is a short but captivating account of the 1980's kidnapping of a south Korean filmmaker and his ex wife a prominent actress by direct orders of 'dear Leader' and future dictator Kim Jong IlCities made of c

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A Kim Jong Il Production The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power

Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator Jong Il MOBI #238 Kim Jong Il ran A Kim PDF or North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios Conceiving every movie Kim Jong Il ePUB #9734 made he acted as producer and screenwriter Despite this control he was Kim Jong Il Production The eBook #194 underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun Hee Madam Choi South Korea’s most famous actress and her ex husband Shin Sang Ok the countr Speechless Nearly wordless I ve been to Oz but it s Mickey Mouse who rules as a god like Sun King the subjects know their lines perfectly to exalt His Majesty but if they miss a word or don t smile perfectly for the camera it means trouble Three generations will be sent to prisons with sadistic guards and wormy rice if lucky or the degenerate who betrayed the beautiful ruler will be executed publicly Everyone believes that they are the most fortunate people in the world they see movies which show the destitutedestructive pillaging white faces of the capitalistic West Witches attacking their homeland Absolute loyalty assures greatness the adored father god Mickey guarantees it and he is the forever hero living in a golden palace Looney Toones A country shaped on movie plots Yeah I do feel crazyThe Hermit Kingdom North Korea A famous South Korean actress and her husband covertly kidnapped to expand the greatness of Kim Jong IL s cinematic productions used initially to promote propaganda to the isolated citizens but now wanted to make profit enhance status show other countries how North Korea has evolved Maybe not SO speechless My husband What is going on after hearing expletives NO No no no OMG I can t believe it Oh my oh my Korea once had had an emperor and had historically been the target and victim of encroaching nations due to its strategic position During WWII the Japanese captured and demoralized the country but afterwards the USA and Soviets decided to split the country in half and act as stewards in its recovery This led to the first Kim IL Sung as dictator to his appointed son Kim Jong IL and to the present Kim Jong Un Their mandate was always to reunite both Koreas and led to the Korean War of 1950 1953 After eight years of being hostages in North Korea in various states of discomfort and luxury Madame Choi and Director Shin gained the Great Ruler s trust sufficiently to travel to Vienna lightly guarded Three years of judicious flattery movie making and careful observation led to their chance dash to freedom at the US Embassy in 1986 They were the first reliable witnesses of Kims habits and behavior to make their way into the hands of the American national security agenciesPaul Fischer has researched extensively and personally interviewed Madame Choi The information in this book is staggering though it seems to flow by as easily as humorous historical fiction at times Along with bankrupting the country and engaging in criminal activity for financing their personal gain the Kims sociopathy is chilling when considering their ideology known as juche To their people they are meant to be the absolute supreme Great Leader who must not be uestioned Media has been their means of inculcating the population and its capital city is its greatest stage In some ways I felt as though I was spying on something unforgivably illicit which was terribly sad disturbingly fascinating and psychologically twisted To understand North Korea s psyche and entrapment would take mind bending than I hope to ever deal with but A Kim Jong IL Production has certainly illuminated its image

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Y’s most famous filmmakerMadam Choi vanished first When Shin went to Hong Kong to investigate he was attacked and woke up wrapped in plastic sheeting aboard a ship bound for North Korea Madam Choi lived in isolated luxury allowed only to attend the Dear Leader’s dinner parties Shin meanwhile tried to escape was sent to prison camp and re educated After four years he cracked pledging loyalty Reunited with Choi at the first party he attends it is announced that the couple will remarry and act as t This work of creative nonfiction will undoubtedly catch many Asia watchers by surprise Facts about North Korea are thin on the ground here in America but this book blasts open a personal history of Kim Jong Il with a canny graceful and wise commentary that seems far beyond what anyone else has been able to manage It is an enormous feat of research but than that it is so completely and compulsively readable that we are held captive It begins detailing the history of two individuals who were instrumental in the South Korean film industry in the 1940s and 50s Before you ask how relevant that information is to us today just remember that the author is a film producer who claims these early films have a cult following now perhaps because of the Gangnam rage that has spread worldwide and has opened a glimpse into a world never before considered worthy of serious study We couldn t have a better introduction to film in South Korea nor have we ever had a detailed look at the North Korean film fanatic Kim Jong Il who kidnapped the two leading lights in the South Korean film industry to bolster his own propaganda machine The beautiful and talented South Korean film star Choi Eun Hee was kidnapped first Fischer compares her favorably to Marilyn Monroe with whom she was photographed in terms of star uality and stage presence Choi s former husband the film director and producer Shin Sang Ok was taken later though because he d tried to escape he was imprisoned in North Korea for a number of years Eventually they were reunited in Pyongyang and began producing films for Kim Jong Il s ailing film industry This book is partially based on their memoir of their time in captivity and their successful escape to the West Perhaps importantly we learn a huge amount about the Kim regimes This material may be out there somewhere in a hundred escape memoirs spy reports or academic papers but I have never seen so much information about Kim Jong Il and North Korea in one place before Besides all this great new information the writing is absolutely first rate the story fantastic and the immersion into film so well informed that it seems like a trick Who is Paul Fischer and how does he know so much about North Korea The Introduction and Afterword discuss sources and mostly my concerns about veracity of content were allayed It may just be possible that no one ever bothered before to gather together the dispersed information in just this way before I just don t know Frankly it is Fischer s skill that is simply stunning besides the vast trove of collected information about the Kim regime and North Korea The writing is rich and coherent in a way writers only dream of and the sections pass easily into one another while we readers are led deeper into the intricacies of film lore and the strange and frightening propaganda machine of Kim Jong IlI have no idea whether or not Shin Sang Ok and his wife Choi Eun Hee were abducted or if they defected to North Korea In my mind it is regrettable either way but not particularly relevant now It is not what I focused on I have heard some of the details of kidnapping of prisons of life in North Korea but nothing like this detailed look north of the 38th parallel This book has everything grandeur mystery terror and a fluency that makes this tremendous storytelling no matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on This book must be labelled creative nonfiction because of the conversations recounted verbatim and the reconstructions of scenes so complete you would think Fischer produced them I don t care If one fourth of the information in this is book is true we have made great headway in understanding and demystifying a completely obscure regime You will recall the splash Truman Capote made with his fictional recreation of the nonfiction event he wrote about in In Cold Blood Let s call this in the same vein until we can verify but remember this man Paul Fischer He has burst on the literary scene with a truly stupefying and important offering If he can make films the way he can write we are in for a real treat I listened to the Random House Audio production of this book read beautifully by Stephen Park I have ordered the print edition to look it over carefully As I say books like this don t come along very often To think this was a debut that took about two years to put together is extraordinary Feb 21 2015Paul Fischer answers a few uestions on my blog WGBH Forum Institute filmed his reading at 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relevant that information is to us today just Chinas Son remember that the author is a film producer who claims these early films have a cult following now perhaps because of the Gangnam Welcome to the Desert of the Real rage that has spread worldwide and has opened a glimpse into a world never before considered worthy of serious study We couldn t have a better introduction to film in South Korea nor have we ever had a detailed look at the North Korean film fanatic Kim Jong Il who kidnapped the two leading lights in the South Korean film industry to bolster his own propaganda machine The beautiful and talented South Korean film star Choi Eun Hee was kidnapped first Fischer compares her favorably to Marilyn Monroe with whom she was photographed in terms of star uality and stage presence Choi s former husband the film director and producer Shin Sang Ok was taken later though because he d tried to escape he was imprisoned in North Korea for a number of years Eventually they were Dead End 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He Dear Leader’s film advisors Together they made seven films in the process gaining Kim Jong Il’s trust While pretending to research a film in Vienna they flee to the US embassy and are swept to safetyA nonfiction thriller packed with tension passion and politics A Kim Jong Il Production offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea’s history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed intensely stage managed country it remains today I was aware that North Korea kidnapped English and Japanese language teachers to train its spies but these late 1970 s high profile abductions were only vague in my memory Through Paul Fischer s gripping narrative you see not only the story of Choi Eun Hee and Shin Sang Ok but also how North Korea is run at the very top The book piued my interest in the The Interview which I saw last nightSouth Korea s most famous actress and most heralded directorproducer were abducted at the behest of Kim Jong Il the son of the then Premier Kim Il Song It is Jong Il and his staff who created the North Korean brands particularly those of his father Great Leader and himself Dear Leader They orchestrated the big parades and the imagery we in the west come to associate with North Korea In the book you see the author s view that the modern North Korean state is a performance production a display production of its own p62The propaganda that Jong Il cleverly used to pave the way for his ascendance to the premiership along with pushing aside and discrediting his uncles and other possible candidates was a product of his interest in film The films he and his staff created are described as formulaic extolling the Great Leader depicting outsiders as vile glorifying the suffering of the people fueling paranoia etc A fan of western cinema Jong Il had a library which as described may be one of the most complete in the world Since only he could see these films only he knew how far behind his country was in film production To remedy this clever ruses were constructed to abduct this famous teamChoi and Shin are amazing Shin suffers the conseuences of his two escape attempts and Choi endures boredom gaudy pageantry and lives a false existence Once Shin repents of his ways the author shows their contribution to film in North Korea and how with the country s economic decline the famine is only a few years away plans were made to market films abroad These plans cleverly laid and beautifully acted out by the couple brought them to their freedomThis is a can t put it down book This glimpse of the hermit kingdom suares with other portrayals in books such as Barbara Demick s Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea and The World Is Bigger Now An American Journalist s Release from Captivity in North Korea A Remarkable Story of Faith Family and Forgiveness and the films such as The Interview and The Red Chapel httpenwikipediaorgwikiTheRed The flashy cover belies the seriousness of the work Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, research a film in Vienna they flee to the US embassy and are swept to safetyA nonfiction thriller packed with tension passion and politics A Kim Jong Il Production offers a The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) rare glimpse into a secretive world illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea’s history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed intensely stage managed country it Homewrecker remains today I was aware that North Korea kidnapped English and Japanese language teachers to train its spies but these late 1970 s high profile abductions were only vague in my memory Through Paul Fischer s gripping narrative you see not only the story of Choi Eun Hee and Shin Sang Ok but also how North Korea is Make your own model forts & castles run at the very top The book piued my interest in the The Interview which I saw last nightSouth Korea s most famous actress and most heralded directorproducer were abducted at the behest of Kim Jong Il the son of the then Premier Kim Il Song It is Jong Il and his staff who created the North Korean brands particularly those of his father Great Leader and himself Dear Leader They orchestrated the big parades and the imagery we in the west come to associate with North Korea In the book you see the author s view that the modern North Korean state is a performance production a display production of its own p62The propaganda that Jong Il cleverly used to pave the way for his ascendance to the premiership along with pushing aside and discrediting his uncles and other possible candidates was a product of his interest in film The films he and his staff created are described as formulaic extolling the Great Leader depicting outsiders as vile glorifying the suffering of the people fueling paranoia etc A fan of western cinema Jong Il had a library which as described may be one of the most complete in the world Since only he could see these films only he knew how far behind his country was in film production To Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury remedy this clever How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim ruses were constructed to abduct this famous teamChoi and Shin are amazing Shin suffers the conseuences of his two escape attempts and Choi endures boredom gaudy pageantry and lives a false existence Once Shin The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) repents of his ways the author shows their contribution to film in North Korea and how with the country s economic decline the famine is only a few years away plans were made to market films abroad These plans cleverly laid and beautifully acted out by the couple brought them to their freedomThis is a can t put it down book This glimpse of the hermit kingdom suares with other portrayals in books such as Barbara Demick s Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea and The World Is Bigger Now An American Journalist s Release from Captivity in North Korea A Remarkable Story of Faith Family and Forgiveness and the films such as The Interview and The Red Chapel httpenwikipediaorgwikiTheRed The flashy cover belies the seriousness of the work

  • Paperback
  • 353
  • A Kim Jong Il Production The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
  • Paul Fischer
  • English
  • 27 May 2017
  • 9780241004302

About the Author: Paul Fischer

PAUL FISCHER is a film producer who Jong Il MOBI î studied social sciences at A Kim PDF or the Institut d'Etudes Politiues in Paris and film at the University of Kim Jong Il ePUB ☆ Southern California and the New York Film Academy Paul's first feature film Kim Jong Il Production The eBook  the documentary Radioman won the Grand Jury Prize at the Doc NYC festival and was released to critical and commercial acclaim A Kim Jong Il Production is his first book.