Matt on Symmetry in The Host

This entry is part 14 of 72 in the series SF in South Korea

For those into Korean cinema, Korean SF, or both: Matt’s written up a good post on The Host and the role of symmetry in the film, and linked my posts on the Host (starting here). I’ve commented to expand (slightly) on his observations. Check it out!

As for me, I’m planning on working on a paper on the film and its political elements, somewhat expanding on my observations in the posts I’ve made here, and on the paper I’ll be presenting in a couple of weeks. I’ll be working on that sometime in the next couple of months, time permitting, and towards that goal, I’ll be listening to the [English-language] director’s commentary on the American release.

(I am absolutely not patient enough to listen to the Korean language commentary, not for now anyway, but if I hear anything interesting, I’ll be sure to mention it. As with many films, I’m sure a comparison of the directors’ commentary in the two languages would be quite interesting.)

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3 thoughts on “Matt on Symmetry in The Host

  1. Not yet. Noah Body’s comment here pushed it lower down on my list, though I doubtless will give it a spin at some point. (I’ll let you know what I think then.)

    He also recommended some other Korean films you might like, over on that thread. Everyone seems to agree Sorum is worth it. I’m also looking forward to checking out Acacia.

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