Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema
Provisional Feelings: The Making of Musa
This chapter examines the “making of” documentary (MOD) supplement included in the DVD release of Musa, the joint Korea-China martial arts film, and the possibilities of amity implicit in the film’s intercultural mode of production. Group travel and intercultural cooperation characterize both the film’s narrative as well as the conditions of its production. The chapter suggests that the MOD, as a representation of one of South Korea’s first coproductions on mainland China since the Cold War, articulates the central interest of the feature film; that is, as a self-reflective narrative of the film’s transnational production, it functions as a...