Starring: Son Ye-Jin, Cho In-Sung, Cho Seung-Woo
Director: Kwak Jae-Yongon
Studio: Bear Entertainment
Genre: Drama (Romance)
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About This DVD
THE CLASSIC is about two love stories that are divided by a gap of three decades, one in the 1960~70s' period and the other in the present time. Other films set in the past, such as BET ON MY DISCO and WET DREAMS have employed the kitsch code and are too childish, but THE CLASSIC distinguishes itself from these films with a sophisticated and composed depiction of both past and present. It aimed thus to help the audience experience nostalgia and to deliver to them the visual images of a beautiful and innocent love.
One of the central themes was the communication between the past and present, which is embodied in this film as the karmic connection between the love of Joo-hee and Joon-ha and that of Ji-hae and Sang-min. The rooms of Joo-hee in the 1960s and her daughter Ji-hae at present share a similar window frame, symbolizing the link between the love in the past and the present. And the small bridge over the brook where Joo-hee and Joon-ha first fall in love is precisely where Ji-hae and Sang-min confirm their feelings for each other.
Also, the necklace is another symbol that shows the destiny of love connecting the two different time periods. While the past and present is linked by these symbolic articles, the two time periods are visually differentiated in tone by camera work using the tobacco filter. Through countless testing of various filters to achieve the right color, the staff decided on using the tobacco filter as the ideal alternative to the traditional black and white contrast for distinguishing the past from the present. The result was an old-fashioned but elegant coloring of yellow and magenta that takes the audience pleasantly into the old times.
Ji-hae and Soo-kyoung are friends attending the same university and both have a crush on Sang-min who is in their drama club. The more clamorous and outgoing of the two, Soo-kyoung, asks Ji-hae to do her a favor - write a love letter to Sang-min. Ji-hae pours out her own feelings for him on paper, but sadly in her friend's name. Touched by the letter, Sang-min is attracted to Soo-kyoung, and Ji-hae, feeling uncomfortable and even guilty, tries to avoid him. And yet by coincidence or by fate she keeps running into him.
|Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
|Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Director's Audio Commentary
Music Video (3)
Easter Egg (5)
- Cast & Crew Interview
- Making of Classic
- Outtakes of Classic
- Music Video
- Still Gallery
- Art Work
- Trailers, TV Spots
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