Happy Holidays from The VCinema Show gang! This is our last episode before 2012 so we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, Noel, New Year, Hanukkah, Discovery Day, Kwanzaa, Haiti Discover Day, Boxing Day, St. Stephens Day, Solidarity Day, and everything in between until our next episode!
In this episode, we review the Korean blockbuster Moss (2010), a live-action adaptation of a web manga of the same name. We also gather for the VCinema Book Club to talk about Ryu Murakami’s Audition (1997), a book recently translated into English and adapted into a film in 1999 by Takashi Miike.
Direct link: Episode 37.
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About The Author
Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He is an avid movie fan who specializes in Japanese cinema, but enjoys everything from artsy high-brow to mega-billion blockbusters to straight-to-video turds. As an Asian-American, he got the best of all cinematic worlds as a child by receiving mega-doses of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Kamen Rider, and American drive-in movies in addition to a steady diet of punk rock, Japanese literature, and Buddhism. He spent six years in Japan as an English teacher and translator. In 2004, he returned to the United States to complete his Masters in Language Education and continue his career as a language educator and cultural anthropologist with a focus on language policy and language shift. Jon is a former Myrle Clark Award recipient for excellence in creative writing and has contributed to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011).