A Stray Bullet


Film: A Stray Bullet (1961)

Choose one of the following questions to address in your response paper.

1. Bodies in A Stray Bullet are often represented as injured, maimed, degraded, or ailing.  Select a specific example and discuss the relationship between the representation of bodies in the film and what you understand to be its overarching theme or message.  Given what the film aims to say, why does it represent bodies in the way that it does?

2. Like other films of the period, A Stray Bullet uses the language of gender to represent themes of modernity and tradition, or Korean-ness and foreignness (Klein).  Select a scene and a character (or set of characters) and discuss how the dynamics of masculinity and femininity become the ground on which the social transformations of the post-Korean War period are mapped.”

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