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[Talk of the town]Park Ji-sung, well-suited to life as a model footballer

July 02,2008
You can now call Park Ji-sung, Manchester United’s midfielder, a true model.

He recently had a photo shoot for Arena, a British monthly men’s fashion magazine, along with designer Paul Smith (right).

Other Manchester United players on the shoot were Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Edwin van der Sar.

The catalogue of the photo shoot will appear in July’s edition.

Last May, the club entered a partnership with Paul Smith, the London-based designer.

He will now dress the players, staff and officials for domestic matches as well as preseason tours.

Creepy days ahead online as cult horror classics arise from the vault Expect a haunting summer.

The Korean Film Archive is playing some 1960s and 1970s Korean horror films this month for free on its Web site, www.kmdb.or.kr/vod.

Most of the eight films are about legends linked to traditional Korean literature and han, a Korean emotion for lamenting or regret.

Movies include: Lee Yong-min’s “A Devilish Murder” (1965), Shin Sang-ok’s “Madam White Snake” (1960), Jang Il-ho’s “The Black Hair” (1974), Park Yoon-kyo’s “The Magical Sword of Skeletal Spirit” (1969), “Resented Spirit of Baby Bride Groom” (1973) and “Bloody Smile” (1980).

A Devilish Homicide depicts the story of a dead woman returning as a spirit seeking revenge on her murderers.

Meanwhile, the archive, which opened its video site last November, currently plays other genres including Korean classics and documentaries.

Director’s cousin inspires Korean wedding movie

A Korean traditional wedding is the talk of the town, at least for Jason Filardi, the scriptwriter for the film “A Korean Wedding.”

Filardi, who wrote the comedy “Bringing Down the House” in 2003, based his film on his cousin, Iain McConnel, who married a Korean.

According to CJ Entertainment, the film looks at the cultural differences between an American man and his Korean fiancee who have a traditional wedding.

Meanwhile, CJ Entertainment announced Monday that its co-producer for the film will be Lions Gate Entertainment, an American independent entertainment studio.

The studio produced “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008), “Crash” (2004) and “Saw” (2004).

By Lee Eun-joo


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