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  1. @rubie, thank you for posting all these articles here. Unfortunately I can't read with abandon as I am trying to stay away from spoilers. It's so hard because there are so many analysis written about it, and by the time I see it (late October, I think) the fever will have passed.
  2. “Parasite” Cast Parodies Their Own Film To Celebrate Surpassing 8 Million Moviegoers FILM Jun 15, 2019 by E. Cha The cast of the award-winning film “Parasite” celebrated the film’s latest achievement in a fun and creative way! After enjoying an impressive 16-day streak at the top of the box office, “Parasite” has officially managed to surpass 8 million moviegoers in just 17 days. According to the Korean Film Council, the new film had garnered a total of 8,002,007 moviegoers as of 3:16 p.m. KST on June 15. Notably, it took “Parasite” less time to reach the milestone than the hit films “Veteran,” “Masquerade” (also known as “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King”), “The Attorney,” “Tidal Wave,” and “Ode to My Father”—all of which went on to surpass 10 million moviegoers at the box office. “Parasite” also achieved the feat more quickly than director Bong Joon Ho’s past films “The Host” and “Snowpiercer.” In order to commemorate the occasion, the cast of “Parasite” posed for a series of playful photos parodying their film and its official posters. “Parasite,” which recently made history as the first Korean film ever to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Gi Taek (played by Song Kang Ho) and his family, who are all unemployed and struggling to make ends meet. When his eldest son Gi Woo (played by Choi Woo Shik) begins tutoring the daughter of a wealthy man (played by Lee Sun Gyun) and his wife (Jo Yeo Jeong), the two families start to interact in unexpected ways. Congratulations to the film’s cast and crew! Check out the cast’s celebratory photos below: https://www.soompi.com/article/1332354wpp/parasite-cast-parodies-their-own-film-to-celebrate-surpassing-8-million-moviegoers
  3. That's exactly what happened to me except on a different site, not twitter. Still very mad at my lack of self control. Now I don't know whether to try to avoid everything all together (very hard) or say what the heck, I've been spoiled anyway, so why not just find out everything now. No, I don't want LSK to be attending Oscar as I would rather have him busy shooting his new drama.
  4. @widala, thanks for posting this on twitter. You seem to have been spoiled as much as I have. At least you'd get to see the movie in just a few days whereas I have to wait months!!!
  5. Korean actors seem to get that kind of questioning a lot during interviews. Good for him to keep his answer very short.
  6. Parasite coming near you: https://www.hallyusg.net/2019/06/11/kmovie-parasite/ [K-Movie] Cannes Award-Winning Film, “Parasite” opens in Singapore Cinemas 27 June Title: PARASITE Genre: Drama Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Jang Hye Jin Directed by: Bong Joon Ho Singapore Release Date: 27 June 2019 Runtime: 131 Minutes Rating: TBA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To Indonesia June 26:
  7. Jo Yeo-jeong - CEO Park's wife Translation courtesy of fan from Open Thread on Dramabeans. One of actresses who has been under spotlight this week is Jo Yeo-jeong who starred in the movie "Parasite", the Cannes winner. Jo also showed impressive acting in the drama "Beautiful World" which just ended (I'm happy with this year's drama offering already thanks to this drama). I haven't seen her interview for Beautiful World, but there were plenty for the movie. I am glad she finally got spotlight- It's about time. It seems she has played similar roles (rich man's perfect wife) recently even though the character's personality and incidents were different (The perfect wife, Parasite, Beautiful World- all were not easy characters to play-psycho, comical, panicky) Per wiki and namuwiki, Jo Yeo-jeong(38) debuted as model for Magazine Ceci in 1997. Her first movie debut was "A Perfect Match" in 2002, and first drama debut was "Three men, three women" in 1998. She was once known as 'Goddess' to major league fans. In 2005 when the sport cable broadcasting co. Exports started, there was not much content and not much advertisements, Songwol Towel commercial where Jo was the model kept appearing, ended up making Jo popular among sports fans. Jo was under the spotlight in 2010 starring in the erotic saguek film "The Servant". It had been turned down by a few actresses because of many bed scenes, but Jo took it and it turned out to be a big stepping stone in her career. She appeared in another erotic film "The Concubine" in 2012. About these projects Jo said she was worried that she might become an actress who would only show her face in commercial or magazine without having any major project, so she was thankful for being able to play the lead in these projects. "I thought exposure was necessary when I read the scenarios, and I liked the project as the whole, so I didn't feel too special and filmed without any burden. I was worried that I would not be able to express my feelings fully, because I was very nervous about the fact that I took off clothes." She also showed her confidence. "It's not a bad thing and only natural for the public wanting to see an actress to take off clothes, and if people come to the theater for that reason, I am confident to make them realize my naked acting is only part of my charm." But Jo criticized that the press, among all, was wrong to pay too much attention only to the exposure of the actress. (Yay!) In 2011, Jo starred in cable series "I Need Romance", a sexually frank and funny comedy about three single 30-something girlfriends. In 2014, Jo was selected as PR model for Delta Air Lines for Korea. In 2015, she appeared in the movie "Working Girl", which failed in both box office and criticism. After this she did not appear in the movie for four years. Then in 2017, Jo appeared in the drama Perfect Wife(KBS). Originally, this drama was promoted as a comeback project for Ko So-young for the first time in 10 years, but as the show progressed, Jo playing Lee Eun-hee received unexpected attention with her acing skill. She received the Excellence award in the KBS year-end award ceremony for her role. In 2019, she returned to the screen with the film "Parasite", and enjoyed the honor of stepping the red carpet, invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Jo is an actress with steady self-management with jogging and climbing in the dawn, and swim and yoga exercise. Known as glamour actress, Jo participated in the production of functional apple cushion with JH International, a sports and leisure goods company, and also acted as a PR model. In 2013, as an actress with 16 years of acting experience, she published a photobook called "Jo Yeo-jeong's Healing Beauty" which shared her feelings and experiences while managing her body, skin and mental health. Here is short interview. [newsen.com, chosun.com, 2019.05.23] "Parasite" is a story about two (rich and poor) families in which all(things went out of control with various events) started when good-for-nothing son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) in Ki-Taek family entered president Park (Lee Sun-kyun)'s house. Jo played a beautiful wife Yeon-kyo of President Park who was responsible for household affairs, and had a simple personality, easily trusting others. When the movie was over, the audience gave a round of applause for eight minutes. "It was very emotional when we got standing ovation for such long time. I felt overwhelmed when the official screening was presented. I was grateful for the moment, and I applauded for director-nim. I did not realize when other works invited were applauded, but this time I felt "Oh everyone applaud with this mind.", said Jo. "I saw it once at the technology preview in Korea but when I watched it second time, I liked it even better. As the actors walked to the hotel, we kept saying "I liked it" vaguely. I felt that the situation was so unrealistic at the moment. I thought the camera was surely to catch Bong Joon-ho(director) or Song Kang-ho (lead actor), and didn't know I was on it that much. I should've worked on my face expression." After the movie "Working Girl" (2015), it has been 4 years Jo stayed away from the big screen. "No matter what my screen time was, I said I'd love it regardless." "Since there are not many opportunities for actresses in my age can show, I thought it was very good just to be in the cast. And I thought that director-nim wanted to take out my new side I did not show in the previous projects, so I said, "I'll do it no matter what". Then I thought- "Can I do well?" "I have to do well.", "I am in big trouble.". "When I read the scenario, I couldn't hate any characters. So I was curious. There was no bad people in president Park's family, but on the other hand it was very sad." Her character was the general manager responsible for managing Park's mansion as his wife and the amount of her acting was significant. "I thought I would like to appear if I could show a different part from my image even if it is short, but I had a lot of screen time. In the movie, Yeon-kyo was talkative character. Because there were too many lines, I thought I was in trouble when I received the scenarios. But it was not the dialog with meaning or serious, and it was just babbling, so I thought I might be able to make that part fun working with director-nim. She was a character who lived raising her children in an economical setup her husband provided. We can actually see those people around, you see. I built the character while observing such people." Jo said that her acting seemed to get a little stronger because of acting with the outstanding actors. "In the past I felt like I wanted to go on a trip after a project, because I did the project by squeezing hard, but I felt so calm after wrapping up the movie." She laughed, "I felt "Oh, There is a project like this." I gained much energy from it. Thanks to that, I think I was able to start the new drama "Beautiful World" right away." About both drama and movie receiving favorable response, Jo said, "I am very happy and pleased to receive praise, but nowadays it doesn't seem that is everything. When I was young, I was very happy when I got complements for my acting vaguely, but nowadays I am not. I have many worries. I asked to myself "Why is that?". When I was a child, I thought that I would be happy when I grow up, but when I became an adult, that was not the case-I was not all happy. Maybe it is the same."
  8. This might be the article talking about how much the actors were paid. Apart from SKH, the other actors didn't make that much actually. https://www.wikitree.co.kr/main/news_view.php?id=435401
  9. I hope it's a non-issue. Hahaha... I never thought to play it as romantic in my head. I actually picture it asked by an insecure person. Yours is definitely a better idea, but considering this is not a "happy" movie, I don't know. Anyway, I think I have spoiled myself a little too much, and that makes me mad. Here's the thread I created:
  10. Yet more versions of the interview with LSK. They all look similar but each one seems to offer something unique: https://www.nocutnews.co.kr/news/5164605 https://www.nocutnews.co.kr/news/5164609 http://news.maxmovie.com/399423 http://www.kukinews.com/news/article.html?no=671007
  11. Oh man! Why is this even an issue? Isn't it standard practice to give higher pay to senior actors with bigger name recognition? I mean, LSK was definitely more established than CYJ before Parasite. Although this makes me wonder just how little screen time LSK has time. Where do I sign the petition to have Director Bong Joon-ho cast LSK as lead in his next film, especially the romance one that he said he would like to make? On a different note, I am so happy Cho Yeo Jeong is finally getting her big break. Yet another proof that LSK brings a lot of luck to her female co-stars. By the way, there is a Parasite movie thread on Soompi. Feel free to post there as well as here.
  12. Bong Joon Ho’s Cannes Win For ‘Parasite’ Crowns First-Rate Year For Korean Film Joan MacDonald Contributor Hollywood & Entertainment I'm a journalist fascinated by Korean drama and film. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanmacdonald/2019/05/27/bong-joon-hos-cannes-win-for-parasite-crowns-first-rate-year-for-korean-film/#b1315b53923d Park So Dam and Choi Woo Sik are scheming siblings in Bong Joon Ho's film 'Parasite.' CJ ENTERTAINMENT 2019 has already been a wildly successful year for Korean film. In January the New York Times named Korean actor Yoo Ah In as one of 2018's 12 best actors for his role in Lee Chang Dong’s film Burning, which also made the Academy Awards shortlist for best foreign film. On May 25 director Bong Joon Ho made cinematic history by winning the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his suspenseful dark comedy Parasite. It was not only a win for the celebrated director of The Host, Memories of Murder, Okja and Snowpiercer, but a national achievement, since Parasite was the first ever Korean film to win the grand prize at Cannes. At a press conference after the ceremony, Bong said, “It is the 100th anniversary of cinema in Korea this year. I think that Cannes has given Korean cinema a great gift." Parasite tells the story of two families, one of which develops a parasitic relationship with the other. One family is wealthy, but occasionally clueless, while the other tries to scheme their way out of their seemingly hopeless poverty. The son of the poor family, played by actor Choi Woo Sik, counterfeits the credentials that enable him to tutor the child of the rich family. He soon schemes a place in the lives of his benefactors for other members of his own family. Parasites can co-exist peacefully with their hosts, proposes Bong’s multi-genre tale, even feed happily off them, performing necessary functions, but they can also completely transform their hosts.
  13. Parasite 기생충 2019 Release date: May 30, 2019 From Asianwiki: Director: Bong Joon-Ho Writer: Bong Joon-Ho Producer: Cinematographer: Hong Kyung-Pyo World Premiere: May 21, 2019 (Cannes Film Festival) Release Date: May 30, 2019 Runtime: 131 min. Genre: Drama / Family Distributor: CJ Entertainment Language: Korean Country: South Korea Cast Ki-Taek's Family Song Kang-Ho Jang Hye-Jin Choi Woo-Sik Park So-Dam Ki-Taek Choong-Sook Ki-Woo Ki-Jung Mr. Park's Family Lee Sun-Kyun Cho Yeo-Jeong Jung Ji-So Jeong Hyun-Jun Mr. Park Yeon-Kyo Da-Hye Da-Song Other Lee Jung-Eun Moon-Gwang Additional Cast Members: Park Seo-Joon - Ki-Woo's friend (cameo) Lee Ji-Hye
  14. Glad to see you're still around. I'm not sure where you live, but if you are in Asia Parasite should reach you soon, and you may not have to wait long to "see him get naughty."
  15. You're right. By the way, you always came up with the best captions on Twitter; they never failed to crack me up. Are you a writer in real life?
  16. Thank you. I had no idea! Just came out, Parasite crossed the 5 million viewers mark! LSK must be in the middle of shooting Kingmaker judging by his "period costume." After all, who wears that kind of undershirt (it's called a "wife beater") these days?
  17. Is this the complete interview? http://star.mt.co.kr/stview.php?no=2019060413165433104&type=3&VSI
  18. Haha... LSK is such an adorable big kid:
  19. More interview goodies: http://stoo.asiae.co.kr/article.php?aid=55217143896 Lots of discussion on the CEO Park character, why the director chose to cast LSK, etc. I have got to stop or I will have been completely spoiled by the time this movie comes my way. Lol!
  20. Lee Seon Kyun talks about his role in Parasite on May 3, 2019. He confirms that his role is rather small, but he has such a good attitude about it that I guess I should, too. http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=7296948
  21. Woot!! Have you tried something like this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate&hl=en_US It scans and translates at the same time and is very handy when traveling to a foreign country. I would love to own a copy of the script. If any member here wants to sell her copy, please let me know.
  22. What kind of problem were you thinking about? You meant like people avoiding the movie because of it? I wonder if the whole thing got a little too graphic, especially with what the director said about the camera "crossing the line." I have a feeling the whole scene is far from pretty considering this is a tragic story after all. There is an official US release date of October 11 in NY and LA, but no mention of it coming to my area yet. Fingers still crossed that it would. They must be aiming for the Oscar to wait this late to come here.
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