Continuous work in progress. Suggestions welcomed.
Certain basic elements needed: A crime committed. Moral forfeiture and karmic comeuppance (per James Ellroy). A sense of fatalism but also a backbone of moralism (Imogen Sara Smith). Stylistic choices that express themes of alienation, guilt.
-East Asian Film Noir: Transnational Encounters and Intercultural Dialogue (eds. Chi-yun Shin, Mark Gallagher )
-Hong Kong Neo-Noir (eds. Esther C.M. Yau, Tony Williams)
-2017 London Korean Film Festival: Special Focus on Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society (added 9/12/17)