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21 minutes ago, nrllee said:

@packmule3 haven’t watched the much touted film.  Will when I get the chance to.  Am wondering if it will snag an Academy Award or if it will be pipped by 1917.  I was going to watch JoJo Rabbit on the plane but didn’t because it looked a bit dark (Holocaust...) and I wasn’t in the mood for it.

 

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Whoops. I forgot to mention that the folding of the pizza boxes was kinda like a decalcomanie, too. 

 

The poor family HAD to fold the box in an EXACT and NEAT way so the top and bottom corresponded. :)

 

I don't know which one will win. I suck at predicting these things. I'd say "1917" but you know Korean directors...they're really good at making each inch (or mm) of film count, and this one was hugely publicized.  

 

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42 minutes ago, packmule3 said:

The poor family HAD to fold the box in an EXACT and NEAT way so the top and bottom corresponded.


That’s one thing I noticed about Koreans here and their penchant for recycling.  It’s twinged with sadness though.  Because I see little old ladies and old men here (just like in KDramas) carting around cardboard piled miles high pushing them up hills...I gather it’s their way of earning their keep.  There’s a lot of poverty here amid the glamour of KPop and KDrama. :tears: The divide between rich and poor is huge.  Yet as you said in your blog, there’s the concept of “Han”.  A certain resilience and dignity about them in spite of their obvious impoverished state.  They don’t wallow.  Their spirits are far from poor.  Anyway, I noticed how these recycling ladies/men took great pains in folding cardboard boxes...the better and more exact they fold them, the more they can pack onto that cart.  I guess that’s what defines the have nots and distinguishes them from the elite rich who just toss their boxes into the bin.

 

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3 hours ago, packmule3 said:

 

I canNOT drop by soompi without dropping by this thread.  Call this one of my drive-by-shootings...or drive-by-postings. 

 

I thought the movie did what the director wanted it to do. He said that he wanted to make a story about “décalcomanie.”  

 

lol. That’s a fancy root word of “decal.” You know what a decal is, right? It’s the sticker that you transfer onto your car window or your tshirt or notebook. 

 

In décalcomanie, you fold the paper in half and paint one side of the paper. Then, you fold the paper again so now, the paint transfers onto the clean half.

 

When you open the folded paper, you’ll have produced a picture with two halves mirroring the other.  

 

One half copies the other half.  

 

credi: blickart

 

Now, in this movie, the colorful, painted half represents the poor family. They’re “transferred” their colorful and problematic lives onto the rich family’s pristine, unsoiled white lives. Once the poor family began working for the rich people, the messiness of their poverty-stricken lives was affixed to the rich family, without the rich family’s knowledge.   

 

Metaphorically speaking, the poor family is like a parasite, sucking on to the rich family.    

 

But!!!

 

It can also be argued that the colorful, painted half represents the rich. The rich family transferred their colorful and extravagant lifestyle onto the poor family, making the poor family covet the same luxury, the same luck, the same affluence.  

 

Metaphorically speaking, the rich family is like a parasite, too. They’ve attached their materialistic values, like leeches, onto the poor family, and they’re draining the poor family’s sense of worth and sense of identity.  

 

So now, when you open the folded paper you used for your décalcomanie project – or when you study the picture created by this movie – you’ll have to wonder which one was the original art and which was the copy. 

 

Or which one was the real parasite, and which one was host. 

 

It’s hard to tell because they’ve become mirror-images of each other. 

 

See that?  To me, that’s the message of the movie, “Parasite.” :)

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Hi it´s been a long time since I heard from you. I don´t know if you still remember me but we were together in the Goblin thread ^_^.

I love your interpretation of the movie.

 

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@Sarang21 Parasite is a masterpiece. I feel it is so witty that it needs multiple viewing to get the details. Forget the film even the posters of the film are brilliant.

 

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There is morse coded SOS in the poster - can you see it now?

The film itself is a gold mine of such hidden gems.

 

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49 minutes ago, staygold said:

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@Sarang21 Parasite is a masterpiece. I feel it is so witty that it needs multiple viewing to get the details. Forget the film even the posters of the film are brilliant.

 

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There is morse coded SOS in the poster - can you see it now?

The film itself is a gold mine of such hidden gems.

 

The bottom row with the hanging lamps: ... _ _ _ ...

Seing how everyone here is so empress by the movie. I guess I will have to watch it a second time. 

 

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2 hours ago, Sarang21 said:

Hi it´s been a long time since I heard from you. I don´t know if you still remember me but we were together in the Goblin thread ^_^.

I love your interpretation of the movie.

 

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of course I remember you. 
 

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@Sushimi I rarely ever go to the movie theatre. I mostly watch from home, when the movie becomes available on Netflix or if it can be rented via Google Play or Cineplex. I have to admit I have never seen a movie by myself but maybe I should! Lol

 

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2 hours ago, mouse007 said:

I have to admit I have never seen a movie by myself but maybe I should! Lol

there was a few movies I really wanted to see but couldn't find anyone to go with. so I have watched a few on my own...go in the afternoon or for a morning show as there are plenty of people who show up on their own and it doesn't feel strange. at least that was my experience years ago.... the last movie I went on my own - I was on a project in a different city for work and was bored. since I was in the mall, just went to the theatre. it was some action movie and therefore, the entire theatre was packed as it was saturday.

 

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I remember why I didn’t watch JoJo Rabbit on the plane now.  I tuned in to The Farewell instead.  It’s a really interesting movie.  I think a lot of people felt it deserved an Oscar nomination but it didn’t gather enough of a following (important people).  It’s poignant and culturally relevant.  The ending was surprising.  I think that’s why it stayed with me.  
 

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7 hours ago, mouse007 said:

I have to admit I have never seen a movie by myself but maybe I should! Lol

 

I have watched only one movie by myself at the theater. I have to admit I was at my lowest point. Looking back I know it was a great experience. :glasses: 

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