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November 7, 2014

Famous Movie Directors

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:22 am

1. Class # 146 / Group #5 / 12112368 이재만 / 12111845 문손휘 / 12112983 오승현

2. Glossary

. * director : someone who tells the actors in a film or play what to do:
* trilogy : a series of three books, plays, etc. written about the same situation or characters, forming a continuous story
* material : documents, recorded information, etc. that are used for a particular activity
* science fiction : books, films, or cartoons about an imagined future, especially about
space travel or other planets
* intention : something that you want and plan to do

3. Text

-Famous Movie Directors-

Our presentation is about movie directors.

There are many movie directors, but we divided our presentation into two kinds of directors :
Korean directors and other countries’ directors.

First, we will introduce the Korean director, Bong Jun-Ho.
His movies are ‘monster’ and ‘Snow piercer’.


The other director is Park chan-Wook.
He directed ‘JSA’, ‘Old-boy’ and ‘Stoker’.
The movie ‘JSA’ made him a famous director in Korea, and the movie ‘Old-boy’ made him a
worldstar because it won the grand prize at the 2004 Cannes film festival. [1]

Let’s introduce other countries’ directors.
You know the famous movie ‘Avatar’.
It was made by ‘James Cameron’.
He made the classic movie ‘Titanic’.

‘Peter Jackson’ likes monsters and fantasy, so he remade ‘King kong’ and directed ‘The lord of the rings trilogy’.
The lord of the rings made many fantasy fans. If you like science fiction movies, you would have heard this name “Steven Spielberg”.
He changed our idea of aliens through his movie ‘E.T’.
Also, he made image of dinosaurs in the movie ‘Jurassic Park’.
This movie increased the quality of computer graphics.
The development of CG made many interesting movie and famous movie directors.


Christopher Nolan has been a director since the 2000’s with the movie ‘memento’.
Many people who watched ‘memento’ was so surprised because of the material of the movie :
Memory loss. [2]
He has become known since he made ‘The Batman trilogy’ and ‘Inception’ in korea.
The movie ‘Inception’ is a science fiction movie which has interesting material about dreams.
The famous movie actors, Leonardo Dicaprio and Watanabe Ken appeared in this movie.
The most attractive thing of this movie is CG scene. [3]
The scene in which the city of dreams folded show that director’s imagination is transformed into visuality greatly.
Also, not only visuable things, but also the story is good because of 7 open endings. [4]


Hundreds of movies are annually screened. The scenes of films involve director’s ideas, philosophy and intention.
Maybe you like actors and stories of films, but how about being interested in the directors who command the film ?

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5. Discussion Question

– Q1. What is your favorite movie? Why?

– Q2. Do you know any movie directors? Do you like him or her? Why?

– Q3. Why do you think that people are not interested with movie directors?


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