Interviews

“Introduce what they have missed”: An Interview with Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso

Reviewed recently here on the site, Through Korean Cinema is a fascinating documentary that examines the history of the Korean film industry through the perspectives and experiences of five influential filmmakers. Having appeared at several international festivals, Through Korean Cinema will appear on DVD in 2012. Director Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso was kind enough to answer some questions about his work – to explain how and why he decided to explore this subject and what his future plans are for further examining… Read More »“Introduce what they have missed”: An Interview with Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso

“Only strong as the challenges you face” – Interview with John H. Lee

With 71: Into The Fire recently released on DVD and Blu-ray I had the opportunity to ask director John H. Lee a few questions about the film… [Martin Cleary] 71: Into The Fire is based on real events. Was it ever difficult to walk a line between historical fact and delivering an entertaining action film? You like to draw our attention to camera moves and mood; in this sense the film’s visual style is incredibly polished. Were you therefore intending… Read More »“Only strong as the challenges you face” – Interview with John H. Lee

Welcomed to Dongmakgol – An Interview with Steve Taschler

Having recently revisited the now pretty-much-established-as-a-classic Welcome To Dongmakgol (Park Kwang-hyun / 2005) for the second episode in the ‘What’s Korean Cinema?’ podcast series, I was lucky enough to pose a few questions to Dongmakgol’s ‘U.S. Navy Pilot Neil Smith’ himself – a.k.a. actor Steve Taschler… [Martin Cleary] Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? [Steve Taschler] Well, I am 35 years old and born and raised on Las Vegas, NV.  It sounds crazier than it actually was. … Read More »Welcomed to Dongmakgol – An Interview with Steve Taschler

An Interview with Jang Jun-hwan

Many moons ago I was a member of the amazing team at the website Kung Fu Cult Cinema (also known as KFC Cinema due to its web address and nothing to do with fast food!). Unfortunately the website is no more, but the archive of reviews is now being transferred onto the forum at FilmSmash.com. Back in 2005, KFCCinema writer David Leong was lucky enough to be able to interview Jang Jun-Hwan – the director of the great movie Save… Read More »An Interview with Jang Jun-hwan