A Study on Color and Symbolism of Costume and Make-up Image Shown in Chan-Wook Park's Films - Forcing on the Series of the Revenge Movies , , -

영화의 의상과 분장에 나타난 색채와 상징성에 관한 연구 - 박찬욱의 복수극 <올드보이>, <친절한 금자씨>, <박쥐>를 중심으로 -

  • Kim, Tae-Mi (Dept. of Clothing, Sungshin Women's University) ;
  • Choi, In-Ryu (Dept. of Clothing, Sungshin Women's University)
  • 김태미 (성신여자대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 최인려 (성신여자대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.28
  • Accepted : 2012.01.20
  • Published : 2012.02.28


The Purpose of this study is to examine the inner symbolic meaning of the revenge movies, forcing on , , by producer Chan-Wook Park. This study was analyzed with theoretical frames of Greimas's and Lacan's desire theory. The results of this study is as follows: Main characters of these films were tangled each their with love, desire, angry, hate and revenge. They also had desires and needs of revenge caused by deficiency. These films represented blue as sorrow, depression, frigidness, loneliness and deficiency, red as love, desire, angry, hate and revenge, black as strong will, till-eat, death, violence and bloody-mindedness and white as forgiveness, expiation and salvation. The function of colors in conveying meaning was very effected to analyzing the visual power implications and psychological effects on human feelings that colors have in the movie.