That place with all the escalators, public lockers, and the illuminated print of the Rodin bronze. Subway station? Government building? It seems to me that "The Gates of Hell" is a rather odd choice to display in a public place.
Post by humblestudent2 on Sept 5, 2007 20:26:00 GMT -5
OK, I can now state with great certainty that this place is the Noksap'yeong subway station. Check out this photo:
Put the "Gates of Hell" in the middle and there you are! Actually it seems that the Noksap'yeong station is a late addition to the script. The screenplay for Episode 6 doesn't have the station reference; it refers to the Rodin Gallery itself and then there is some action involving the lockers at an unnamed station. There were a couple scenes in earlier episodes at the Rodin Gallery itself, but the later "Gates of Hell" scenes all seem to be taking place in the subway station in front of the large illuminated photo.
Why the change? Theory (a) (a "push" theory): The Rodin Gallery people got tired of having them filming there. OR: they were doing some renovation around the sculpture and it was impractical. Theory (b)(a "pull" theory): The writers decided to tighten things up by putting the "Gates of Hell" in the same place as the subway lockers. OR: they just liked the look of the new and architecturally interesting Noksap'yeong Station with its glass roof and such. OR: they thought it was good publicity for KBS to film in the middle of the subway station. Other theories?