BIRTH.VIDEO.DEATH.: Bong Joon-Ho’s Visual Techniques & The South Korean New Wave
Disclosure: Tim League, founder and CEO of Birth.Movies.Death.’s parent company Alamo Drafthouse, is a co-founder of NEON.
Haven't seen Bong Joon-ho's Parasite yet? Get your tickets to catch it at the Alamo Drafthouse here.
Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is one of our favorite movies of the year, a blistering dark comedy about class systems, capitalism and greed, it's just the latest in a long line of masterpieces from a filmmaker we have long admired. It also features one of the best-looking noodle dishes we have ever seen on a movie screen, which ain't no small thing.
But we're never done thinking about Parasite or the work of Bong Joon-ho, which brings us to today, and a pair of new video essays from the Alamo Drafthouse video department. The first (above), written by Roger Erik Tinch & Matthew Jeanes and edited by Ray Loyd, takes a look at Joon-ho's glorious compositions and visual techniques.
The second clip, written by Jenny Nulf and also edited by Ray Loyd, takes a look at the South Korean New Wave, with direct commentary from Bong Joon-ho himself! It's a helluva watch, especially if you're largely unfamiliar with South Korean cinema (heads up to those people: South Korean cinema whips ass).
Stay tuned for more on Bong Joon-ho and Parasite (and more from the Alamo Drafthouse video department!) as further updates roll in.