15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Bong Joon-ho Films

Considering it became the first non-English film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s really hard to believe that director Bong Joon-ho originally envisioned Parasite as a theater play.

Today we'll take a look at that and 14 more behind-the-scenes facts about Bong Joon-ho’s films:

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDcO PARASITE WAS CONCEIVED AS A THEATER PLAY. PARASITE Bong Joon-ho says he started developing Parasite as a play but changed his mind soon after writing the very first line. He immediately started imagining different camera positions for the scene, and realized it just had to be a movie.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESE FACTS CRACKEDC BONG JOON-HO LIED TO PROTECT HIS FAVORITE SNOWPIERCER SCENE. SNOWPIERCER Bong says Harvey Weinstein wanted to cut the scene in which a guard kills a fish as an intimidation tactic. In order to save it, he made up a story about how the scene was important to

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDcO THERE WOULD BE NO PARASITE WITHOUT SONG KANG-HO. Film at coln Lincoln Center ter Film Lin Ce PARASITE Bong Joon-ho says that Song was the only option to play Kim and that he would've abandoned the project entirely if the actor didn't like the script for the movie.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDcO PARASITE WAS INFLUENCED BY MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. PARASITE Bong Joon-ho, who is a massive fan of Fury Road, revealed that the movie directly inspired the pacing of Parasite. The camera is always moving, but the infomation is explained through action. It was quite inspirational to me.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKED BONG JOON-HO GOT THE IDEA FOR THE HOST AS A KID. THE HOST Bong says he was fascinated with the idea of a movie about a creature coming out of the Han River since he was in high school. He eventually decided to make the movie after an

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS CRACKEDcO THE HOMES OF THE TWO FAMILIES WERE BUILT FROM SCRATCH. PARASITE Bong Joon-ho had the production build them because he wanted to have full control over both houses. The Park family home is actually located in the middle of nowhere - the surrounding neighborhood is entirely CGL.

YouTube & Film School Rejects

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDC TILDA SWINTON'S CHARACTER WAS WRITTEN FOR A MAN. SNOWPIERCER According to Swinton, Minister Mason was originally written as a mild-mannered man in a suit. Bong Joon-ho and Swinton desperately wanted to work together so he gave her the role of Mason without rewriting the part.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKED.cO ALAN MOORE'S WRITING INFLUENCED MEMORIES OF MURDER. ALAN MOORE EDDIE CAMPBELL MEMORIES FROM HELL OF CMASTER EDITIOND FULLY COLORIZED MURDER .At AState of Darkmess 'Fm Hau Nedey: witc evi 4w. From HeL. Bong Joon-ho says that reading Moore's From Hell pushed him to start thinking less about the actual

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKED.cO QUENTIN TARANTINO HAS BEEN A LONGTIME FAN. 3E In 2009, Tarantino included Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder and The Host on his list of favorite 20 movies since 1992. Bong ended up thanking Tarantino for introducing Westem audiences to his films during his Oscar acceptance speech.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS CRACKEDcO SNOWPIERCER IS BASED ON A GRAPHIC NOVEL. LE TRANSPERCENEIGE Rochette Lob 8 SNOWPLEREERN The movie is based on Le Transperceneige, an acclaimed French graphic novel that only got translated to English in 2014. Bong Joon-ho fell in love with the novel after finding it in a

The Verge & The New York Times

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS CRACKED.cO BONG JOON-HO WROTE A SONG FOR THE FILM. PARASITE Soju One Glass, the song Choi Woo-shik sings at the end of the movie, was written by the director himself. The lyrics don't portray this great sense of optimism but they do feature a sliver of hope. says

Time

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDCO PARASITE WAS ALMOST CALLED ECALCOMANIA. PARASITE Before it got its final title, the movie went by Decalcomania, which is the name of a technique for creating symmetrical works of art by transferring an image from paper onto another surface.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKED THE CAST BONDED BY GETTING DRUNK. SAD PARASITE Bong Joon-ho says the cast was quite nervous around each other at first due to the fact many of them never worked with each other before. They got around that the old-fashioned way: by getting wasted together.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS CRACKEDC OKJA WAS BOOED AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. okja Mirando's L. iG L F During a screening for the festival's Palme d'Or honor in 2017, Okja got booed by the snobby Cannes audience members because it was produced by Netflix.

USA Today

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESP FACTS CRACKEDCO PARASITE IS PARTLY BASED ON BONG JOON-HO'S LIFE. PARASITE The first part of the movie is based on Bong's experiences as a young man working in the home of a wealthy family with his girlfriend, who tutored the family's child.

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