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G.P. 506
Directed byKong Su-chang
Written byKong Su-chang
Music byChoi Seung-hyun
April 3, 2008
Running time
123 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box office$6,376,664[1]
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The Guard Post (GP 506 in South Korea) is a 2008 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang.[2]

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Plot[edit]

One we call the Cat/Raccoon Guard is made of a heavy wire mesh and goes on the front of the nest box to help fend off raccoons, cats, opossums, large birds, etc. This works by backing the critters off so it is too far of a reach into the box to get the eggs or babies.

Sergeant Major Seong-gyu Noh, along with a friend in the army, are paying their last respects to Noh's wife. Later, in their car, Noh’s friend informs him of an assignment that the military has ordered him to do: head to Guard Post 506 to investigate a strange incident there.

At 21:07, Noh arrives at GP 506 about an hour later. On the way to the office, he passes a boiler room that has words written in blood on the wall, which says: “Kill all of them.” He is brought to the recreation room where the bodies were found, and watches in shock at the amount of blood splattered around the room.

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In the present, Noh checks the guard post’s records and notices that someone has been controlling the weapons lately. All personal weapons were kept in the armory and not in the barracks, which was unusual. One of the soldiers reports to Noh, informing him that they have found another survivor, inside the generator room. This survivor portrays himself as Yoo.

Noh reports to his superior on the phone, who wants him to bring Yoo back, despite his objections as the investigation has not been completed yet and will be forced to end once the clean up crew arrives in the morning. Noh refuses to listen anymore to his superior and ends the call. He then goes off to look for Yoo at the canteen, only to find he’s not there.

Noh reads Kang’s personal records that he was a troublemaker, but he thinks that Kang doesn’t look like one who would go insane and embark on a killing spree. He pores over Yoo’s journal.

In the present, Doc returns with the bodies and Cpl. Kang lapses into critical condition. Despite Doc’s attempts such as defibrillation to resuscitate him, Kang dies. As they talk, Kim supposedly saw the dark silhouette of what he thinks is Sergeant Ma walking towards the medic room where they were. He went hysterical and pointed the shadow out to Yoo. Yoo passes out and on waking, finds Kim dead. He then confiscates all ammunition and live ordinance.

In the present, Doc is unable to find any cold medicine in the post first aid room which supposedly should have sufficient amounts of it. Meanwhile, Cpl. Kwak and his buddy are sent for sentry duty. Men start to notice a red rash appearing on their bodies.

In a matter of hours, the disease that inflicted the men of 506 will be present in the new men as well. Doc surmises that a rabic-like virus infects the men, making them turn violent and kill each other, but he does not know how the infection spreads. Moreover, it has remission period, that all the rashes are disappeared and the consciousness is back to normal, like perfectly normal healthy man, but ironically that period is most dangerous. After elapsing multiple remission periods, the rashes appear all around the body and even pours out abscess, thus becoming very violent. Even the victim's body is split in half, the victim is still alive and attacks the target.

Noh, Doc, 1st Lt. Bang and the sergeants gather the remaining men for an inspection due to the disease. Doc divides up the men according to whether they have the rashes on their bodies. However, when Noh orders the infected to strip their weapons and hand them over, they refuse and the soldiers present have a standoff. Meanwhile, Kwon, tied up in the generator room, struggles with his bonds and knocks out the electric supply temporarily, blacking out the bunker.

Noh, upon learning the truth from Kwon, beats him up in anger, due to him withholding the truth and his own selfish reasons of wanting to live, have caused his own men and Noh's group to die. Kwon retorts back, saying that HQ did not care about them when they were dying like mad dogs here. Later, while staring at the rain outside, Noh touches his family photo and comes to a terrible resolution: He decided to kill everyone alive including himself to stop the virus. However, Doc stands against Noh saying it is genocide, but Noh rolls up his sleeves and discovers Doc is infected, and Noh is infected as well. He goes into the office and finds the keys to the bunker. When leaving, he hears sobbing sounds from a corner, to find Sergeant Yoon. He discovers Yoon is infected and shoots him. Later, he also heads to Kwon, eventually killing him at 05:56.

Lee orders the men to look for Noh, who is busy spilling kerosene all around the rooms, passageways and corridors of the bunker. At 06:25, Noh spills all the remaining kerosene around the shower room. Shortly after, Lee and the soldiers manage to corner Noh in the shower room. Unable to kill Noh, Lee wants him to join them and deny that the disease ever happened.

As Doc interferes the standoff, Noh and Doc manages to kill 3 of the men, with Noh injured. Doc runs out of ammo in the end and is shot to death by Lee. Eventually, only one Private is survived and as he opens the door to escape GP 506, his act triggered the booby trap installed by Noh, killing him and ravaging the area with explosion and fire. At 06:57, The soldiers approaching the bunker instantly drop to the ground for safety, while GP 506 has turned into a smoking ruin.

The movie then focuses with the last recording made by Corporal Kang explaining about the virus and the disease, as well as the way to solve the disaster: killing everyone alive in the 506. It ends with the scene in which he brings the cake topped with burning candles to the barrack, and soon after shooting with his gun to kill everyone.

Cast[edit]

  • Chun Ho-jin as Sergeant Major Noh Seong-gyu
  • Lee Yeong-hoon as Corporal Kang Jin-won
  • Lee Jeong-heon as Doctor (Surgeon)
  • Jo Hyun-jae as 1st Lieutenant Yoo Jeong-wu / Corporal Kwon Jeong-min

Reception[edit]

A review from Twitch said that The Guard Post is not as strong as Kong's first Korean horror film R-Point as the depiction of flashbacks and the present was confusing, though the story was interesting.[3] Screen Daily notes that The Guard Post is similar to Park Chan-wook's film Joint Security Area but with an emphasis on horror rather than geopolitics.[4]

However, it is recommended for its well-defined plot which is rare to zombie films and its well-rounded characters and slick production values.[5]

The film had box-office admissions of 945,185 playing on 355 screens worldwide.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Nomination – Best Editing – Shin Min-kyung
  • Nomination – Best Lighting – Yoon Dong-woo
  • Nomination – Technical Award – Kim Dong-won (Special Effects)
2008Grand Bell Awards[7]
  • Nomination – Best Visual Effects – Kim Dong-won
  • Nomination – Best New Actor – Lee Yeong-hoon
  • Nomination – Technical Award – Lee Chang-man (Special Make-up)
2008 Korean Film Awards
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  • Nomination – Best Art Direction – Jang Chun-seob
  • Nomination – Best New Actor – Lee Yeong-hoon

References[edit]

  1. ^'Box office by Country: G.P.506Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^R-Point Director Returns with GP 506. Retrieved on June 5, 2008.
  3. ^Udine Report: THE GUARD POST (GP506) Review. Retrieved on June 5, 2008.
  4. ^The Guard Post. Retrieved on June 5, 2008.
  5. ^Wakefield, Lawrence (2 September 2016). 'Three Asian zombie movies you shouldn't miss'. The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 4 April 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^'Korean Movie Reviews for 2002'koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  7. ^Cinemasie.com
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External links[edit]

  • The Guard Post at the Korean Movie Database
  • The Guard Post at IMDb
  • The Guard Post at HanCinema
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One of the forged 'Killian Documents' used by CBS News, detailing an order by then-Lt. George W. Bush to report for a physical

'Rathergate' is the derisive term applied to a set of four documents allegedly written by the former commanding officer of President George W. Bush in the early 1970s, and broadcast on the CBS program 60 Minutes Wednesday, September 8, 2004. The resultant exposure of these documents as forgeries, coupled with a lack of proper news investigating techniques, led to the ouster of four senior producers at CBS several months later, as well as the departure of long-time anchorman Dan Rather, for whom the scandal was named. Because of this, the event was also infamous for coining the phrase 'fake but accurate', referring to Fake news.

  • 3Proof of forgery
  • 4Fallout
  • 6References

The 60 Minutes broadcast

In September, 2004, the presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry was in its final months. Part of American politics was to issue what is called an 'October surprise', in effect a last-minute effort by the opposition aimed at discrediting the leading candidate to the point that he loses the election. On September 8, 2004, CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes Wednesday, with a lead-in segment by Dan Rather on newly disclosed documents which indicated Bush may have shirked his duties while in service with the Texas Air National Guard:

'The military records of the two men running for president have become part of the political arsenal in this campaign – a tool for building up, or blowing up, each candidate’s credibility as America's next commander-in-chief.'
'While Sen. Kerry has been targeted for what he did in Vietnam, President Bush has been criticized for avoiding Vietnam by landing a spot in the Texas Air National Guard - and then failing to meet some of his obligations.'
'Did then-Lt. Bush fulfill all of his military obligations? And just how did he land that spot in the National Guard in the first place? Correspondent Dan Rather has new information on the president’s military service – and the first-ever interview with the man who says he pulled strings to get young George W. Bush into the Texas Air National Guard.'[1]

The intent of the broadcast was to prevent Bush's reelection by insinuating that he had used his political connections to avoid service in Vietnam. A highlight of the segment was an interview with former Texas House Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, who stated 'I was contacted by people from the very beginning of his political career, when he ran for governor, and then when he ran for president, and now he's running for re-election.' Barnes, a lifelong Democrat, at the time was a protégé of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and in 2004 was actively working on raising money for Kerry's campaign; he stated that he had wielded the clout to help Bush get into the Texas ANG.[2]

The documents

The documents are in the form of memos supposedly written by Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian, which include:

  • An order directing Bush to report for a physical examination.[3]
  • A note to himself that he had grounded Bush for 'failure to perform to USAF/TexANG standards,' as well as disobeying orders for the physical exam.[4]
  • A note to himself of a telephone conversation with Bush. The note records that Bush was working on the campaign of an Alabama senator, and wanted to be excused from his duties.[5]
  • A note to himself which claimed he had pressure on him from higher up to 'sugarcoat' Bush's evaluation report.[6]

The documents were supplied to CBS news by a former officer in the Texas Air National Guard, Bill Burkett, who stated in interviews earlier in the year that 'he overheard a telephone conversation in the spring of 1997 in which top Bush aides asked the head of the Texas National Guard to sanitize Bush's files as he was running for a second term as governor of Texas. Several days later, he said, he saw dozens of pages from Bush's military file dumped in a trash can at Camp Mabry, the Guard's headquarters'.[7]

Proof of forgery

Script

Comparison of one of the Killian documents with a similar document written with the default settings on Microsoft Word

The script used in the document was instantly suspected and first realized to be a forgery by a Freeper with the username of 'Buckhead'.[8][9] Bloggers also picked it up that the font was 'Times New Roman', and matched the documents up with the default layout of Microsoft Word. As to it being a part of the U.S. military, journalist Robert Bluey wrote 'The typography experts couldn't pinpoint the exact font used in the documents. They also couldn't definitively conclude that the documents were either forged using a current computer program or were the work of a high-end typewriter or word processor in the early 1970s. But the use of the superscript 'th' in one document - '111th F.I.S' - gave each expert pause. They said that is an automatic feature found in current versions of Microsoft Word, and it's not something that was even possible more than 30 years ago.'.[10]

The standard-issue machine in all branches of the U.S. armed forces for writing documents during the 1960's-1970's was the IBM Selectric and Selectric II typewriters, both of which contain interchangeable fonts on a typeface ball. So wide-spread was the use of these machines that they were made part of the planned maintenance system in which repairs and upgrades were done by military personnel rather than the factory. The use of stand-alone word processors and office computers did not appear at military commands until as early as the late 1970s, well after the Killian documents were supposedly written.[11]

Post office box

The header of each document bears the name and address of the squadron: 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, P.O. Box 34567, Houston, Texas 77034. Not just the sequential number of the P.O. box was suspect, but the fact that it was even on the memo at all raised questions. Military addresses have always included the full name and location; at no time has any branch of the military, active duty, guard, or reserve, used a post office box as an address.

Killian's writing

Gary Killian, son of Lt. Colonel Killian, stated that his father always signed his full name on documents and letters; there was nothing abbreviated, as in the suspect documents. In an unsigned document, obtained by CBS and dated August 18, 1973, was captioned CYA. 'If he had written that, he would have signed it,' Killian told FOX News of his father. Killian also stated his father would have typed such a document himself, even though he was a 'very poor' typist who 'hated' it. 'He did not type memos to himself,' Killian added, stating it was 'too much effort' and 'very dangerous ... not a good practice.'[11]

Fallout

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CBS did its own investigation in the matter, and determined there were several serious breaches of handling this story, among them failure to identify the sources of the documents properly; failure to document the chain of custody of the documents; failure to establish the credibility of the documents.

Those that tendered their resignations on request were: Senior Vice President Betsy West, the supervisor of primetime programs for CBS News; Josh Howard, the executive producer of Wednesday's version of 60 Minutes; Mary Murphy, senior broadcast producer and Howard's deputy. Mary Mapes, the actual producer of the Killian documents story, was terminated, in part for calling a senior official in John Kerry's presidential campaign (Joe Lockhart) and offering to put him in touch with Burkett. The CBS panel called Mapes’ action a “clear conflict of interest that created the appearance of political bias.”[12]

Unbowed and still convinced of the document's authenticity, Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against CBS and its former corporate parent, Viacom on September 19, 2007, claiming he was made a 'scapegoat'.[13] A day later, Mapes wrote a column in the Huffington Post, claiming that far-right blogs have 'pronounced themselves experts on document analysis, and began attacking the form and font in the memos. They screamed objections that ultimately proved to have no basis in fact...They dominated the discussion by churning out gigabytes of mind-numbing internet dissertations about the typeface in the memos, focusing on the curl at the end of the 'a,' the dip on the top of the 't,' the spacing, the superscript, which typewriters were used in the military in 1972. It was a deceptive approach, and it worked'.[14]

Prior knowledge

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In a clear contradiction of her rant, Mapes did in fact have prior knowledge of Bush's guard service in her hands but chose to ignore it. In a press release on January 10, 2005, Accuracy in Media reported that the internal investigation conducted by CBS into the 'Rathergate' matter revealed that Mapes had documented information on hand which detailed Bush's attempt to volunteer for duty as a fighter pilot in Vietnam but was denied by his superiors at the time due to his inexperience. Accuracy in Media Editor Cliff Kincaid explained:

'Mapes, who was very close to Rather and enjoyed his confidence, had the evidence exonerating Bush of this malicious charge. The report shows that there were multiple credible sources to prove that Bush did not try to avoid Vietnam by going into the National Guard and that he was in fact willing to go to Vietnam as a pilot. However, CBS News deliberately kept this information from its viewers and conveyed an opposite impression because Rather, Mapes & Company were trying to depict Bush as a coward who, as Commander-in-Chief, was sending American soldiers to their deaths in Iraq.'[15]

Historical Revisionism

Efforts have been made to revise the record about what happened with this incident. The movie Truth starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett whitewashes and promotes a false narrative.[16] CBS News has refused to run advertisements for the release.[17]

References

  1. New Questions On Bush Guard Duty, CBS News, Original report
  2. New Questions On Bush Guard Duty, CBS News, most recent
  3. BushGuardmay4.pdf, CBS News
  4. BushGuardaugust1.pdf, CBS News
  5. BushGuardmay19.pdf, CBS News
  6. BushGuardaugust18.pdf, CBS News
  7. CBS Guard Documents Traced to Tex. Kinko's, by Michael Dobbs, Washington Post, September 16, 2004
  8. Local Drive-By Anchor Interrogates Mrs. Clinton on Her E-Mails
  9. Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard (Buckhead post 47)
  10. '60 Minutes' Documents on Bush Might Be Fake, By Robert B. Bluey, Cybercast News Service, September 9, 2004
  11. 11.011.1Fox News interview with Gary Killian
  12. CBS Ousts 4 For Bush Guard Story, CBS News, January 10, 2005
  13. Dan Rather -against- CBS Corporation, Viacom, Inc., Leslie Moonves, Sumner Redstone and Andrew Heyward
  14. Courage for Dan Rather, by Mary Mapes, Huffington Post
  15. Report Says Dan Rather Personally Involved in CBS News Campaign to Destroy President Bush; Accuracy
  16. Robert Redford Movie 'Truth' Lies About Rathergate, Newsbusters
  17. CBS Bans Ads for Robert Redford’s Dan Rather ‘Truth’ Film, Breitbart.com

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