28th June 2013
This posts consists of next several directors in alphabetical order whose filmographies of the 1970s I have either almost nearly completed or who did not have very many films to begin with. Their films not listed here, and those of many other directors, can be viewed by clicking the tab marked “the 1970s” at the top of the page.
Kim Mook (1928-1990)– Born in Pyeongyang on November 21, 1980, Kim Mook spent most of his early life there. However, by the time war broke out in 1950, Kim was working as a newspaper editor on Jeju Island. After debuting in film, many of the movies Kim made were anti-communist in nature. Kim passed away in a housefire in March 1990. While we will be dealing with him again in earlier decades, Kim made a total of 13 films in the 1970s most of which I have already posted plates for. Only one remains to be done and that can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail below..
Kim Moon-ok- Kim Mook may have been finishing up his career in the 1970s, but this next director was just getting started. Born Kim Byeong-yeol in Nonsan on October 28, 1945, Kim Moon-ok majored in Korean Literature at Joongang University. After graduating, he entered into the film world as an assistant director starting in 1974. In 1979, he was given the opportunity to direct a film written by Choi In-ho. He directed only one film in the time period we are dealing with here, but his career continued into the 2000s.
Kim Myeong-yong was born on January 7, 1938. In the 1960s, he worked as part of director Jeong Cheong-hwa’s staff. Jeong was famous for action films and Kim followed in his footsteps, often co-directing with a director from Hong Kong to capitalize on the kung fu craze of the era. He had made 4 films in the 1970s, three are depicted below and one had been done earlier.
Kim Sa-gyeom was born on July 7, 1938 in Masan. He started out attending Hae-in University (now Gyeongnam University) not far from where he grew up, but he did not enjoy his major, Korean Literature and dropped out before he finished. He moved to Seoul and enrolled in an Art College where he majored in Film & Performing Arts. In the early 1960s, Kim was working as a reporter for the Arts and Culture section of a sports newspaper. It was there that he became acquainted with director Yoo Hyeon-mok and in 1965 he began to work under him as an assistant director. He debuted with his own film in the 1970s– and stopped directing after making just two movies. He did continue in the film world however, working as a Busan-based film critic. His debut film had been listed previously.