Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here is something for Korean movie fans: Interview in English with Bong Joon-Ho, he of The Host fame -- with a slightly twisted answer toward the end.

(Via Korea Beat)

8 comments:

  1. This is great... thanks for posting. Not a big fan of The Host, but I love Memories of Murder.

    Does anyone know where I can download Mother. I've been looking for it for months (actually, I did download it, but it didn't have English subs)... although I suppose I could just go rent it (or go to a DVD room).

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  2. I just saw, Barking Dogs Don't Bite, his first film. Also very good.

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  3. Can't wait to see MOTHER. I asked my co-teacher if she'd seen it, and she loved it. She had never even heard of THE HOST, though, and I wasn't sure what the Korean name for it would've been ...

    Of course, she also said that most Koreans think Park Chan-Wook is batshit insane and she loves "Friends," so maybe she's not the target audience for a mutant fish flick.

    I know it's off the subject a little, but is it true? Do most Koreans think Park Chan-Wook is insane and not amazingly gifted like people in the rest of the World sorta believe?

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  4. I know plenty of people in the rest of the world who think that PCW is batshit insane. However some of them also believe that he is amazingly gifted.

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  5. Most Koreans I know really like Park Chan Wook... I love the guy, but I'll admit I couldn't watch Bakjwi, his latest.

    @Shawn your I can't imagine your co-teacher having not seen The Host... seemingly everyone in Korea has seen that movie! I think it was the first movie to sell over 10 million tickets. The Korean name is Gwoemul.

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  6. NY Times' Manohla Dargis just gave a favorable review on Bong Joon-Ho's Mother. It's a "Critics' Pick."

    http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/movies/12mother.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  7. Awesome link!

    @Shawn: Don't a lot of people in general (not just Koreans) think geniuses are batshit in one way or another?

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  8. Salon also loves it
    http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/andrew_ohehir/2010/03/11/mother

    and reviews, with less complete love, two other movies..

    http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/straight_to_dvd/index.html?story=/ent/movies/film_salon/2010/03/13/straight2dvd

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