Classical Music in Pop Culture: Immortals

by: Raine — At the bequest of fellow blogger and my most bitter buddy, Becoming Bitter, my next installment comes from the American film, Immortals, due to be released 11.11.11. Although the score for this film isn’t considered classical in the categorizations of musicologists, its technique and execution come from a long school of classicalContinue reading “Classical Music in Pop Culture: Immortals”

Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: Introduction

by: Raine — (In Bali for a vacay after filming The Princess’ Man. Live shoots are grueling and he, and the rest of the cast, needed the break!) As though I have any more time to spare, I decided to start a mini-series about one of my favorite actors. He is not only part ofContinue reading “Park Shi-hoo the Mini-series: Introduction”

Classical Music in Pop Culture: Libertango

by: Raine — I would like to share a piece that I love that was included in the 2008 K-drama, Beethoven Virus, starring Kim Myung-min, Lee Ji-ah and Jang Geun-suk. When the cellist, Jung Hee-yun (Song Ok-sook), began to play this stellar work, I was ecstatic to see a solo cellist on the small screen.

Classical Music in Pop Culture: Introduction

by: Raine — (Nodame and Chiaki in the anime “Nodame Cantabile”) This blog series was inspired by a conversation with thejawavillager. We were talking about music and I decided to share a link to a piece that I love. I thought at that moment, “Wow. The music I love is in the media that manyContinue reading “Classical Music in Pop Culture: Introduction”

K-Drama OSTs : Who’s the Composer?!!!

by: Raine — I really like K-dramas and I really like music. I watch/read about/write about K-dramas every day. I play/teach/practice music every day. So when there is a kick-ass K-drama with a rockin’ OST, I can have my cake and eat it too.

Directors, Producers, and Screenwriters I like

by: Raine I started this list because I wanted to see the patterns in the production of shows that I particularly enjoy. I’ve included some dramas that I haven’t yet seen but I would like to see. This list will be updated as I move through my queue of things to watch. —

Asian Dramas/Films/Anime I’ve Seen

by: Raine — (The Princess’ Man’s first kiss.) I started this list out of curiosity. How much drama do I ACTUALLY watch?  It’s a scary amount of hours when I look at it! Here’s the sad part: I hope to add more. Much more. This is by no means a comprehensive list. I will updateContinue reading “Asian Dramas/Films/Anime I’ve Seen”