Crazed with extremity of affect, thriller action, and a cosmopolitical style as befits the Korean-global blockbuster mode of auteur production, Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film Snowpiercer also prods its audience to confront looming conditions of global warming, ecological disequilibrium, class and resource warfare, trans-species bonding, and the planetary horizon of the Anthropocene.
Snowpiercer as Anthropoetics: Killer Capitalism, the Anthropocene, Korean-Global Film
Rob Wilson is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Reimagining the American Pacific: From South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and Beyond and Be Always Converting, Be Always Converted: An American Poetics, and is coeditor of Inside/Out: Literature, Cultural Politics, and Identity in the New Pacific and The Worlding Project: Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization. Pacific Beneath the Pavements: Worlding Poesis, Cities, and Oceanic Becoming and Late Capitalist Weather on the Pacific Rim: Conjugations, Transfigurations, Speciations are forthcoming.
Rob Wilson; Snowpiercer as Anthropoetics: Killer Capitalism, the Anthropocene, Korean-Global Film. boundary 2 1 August 2019; 46 (3): 199–218. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-7614219
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