When setting out to make Parasite, Bong Joon-ho says he didn't set out to make a propaganda movie and that he doesn't think about political issues on a daily basis. However, the issue of class is undeniable in the movie. He believes that class is something that surrounds us in our daily lives, which is true. The director also states that it was very natural for the project to fall in line around class since everybody can relate to it. We all have friends and relatives from different background, whether it's rich or poor. … [Read more...] about Director Bong Joon-ho Talks Class in Parasite Blu-ray Feature Clip [Exclusive]
As its Imax run comes to an end and it dropped from 1,806 theaters to 1,324, Parasite still is showcasing its post-Oscars staying power. It already has surpassed Mexico’s Instructions Not Included ($44.4M) to become the fourth-highest-grossing foreign language/international film at the domestic box office but remains far behind Ang Lee’s four-time Oscar-winning 2000 martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ($128.1M). … [Read more...] about ‘Parasite’ Crosses $50 Million; Can It Beat ‘Life Is Beautiful’s $57 Million+?
"I came this close to becoming a biochemist," he insists, after studying cell biology at the University of Toronto for one year before switching to an English major. Cronenberg reveals he eventually decided to use his scientific knowledge and imagination to make movies about human parasites, insect hybrids and other creepy obsessions, rather than complete years of actual scientific experiments only to discover his theories about human life were wrong. … [Read more...] about Horror Director David Cronenberg Says Coronavirus is “Great Stuff” for Science Geeks