Sam Sykes has published a reflection on the life of Shin Sang-Ok, and on an artist’s need to create.
The idiot ninja action film I watched as a kid was the last legs of a man who was being denied his needs for a final time. The stupid movie about stupid kids was his desperate attempt to stay relevant so he could keep making films. While I thought I was watching a movie about pizza and kids and ninjas, I was actually watching a man’s dream die.
— Sam Sykes, In the Tombs of Poets
Read and remember this one.