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Symbolism in Bong Joon-ho's Parasite 1 min read

Symbolism in Bong Joon-ho's Parasite

By Cary Littlejohn

One of my favorite Youtube channels – Lessons from the Screenplay – looks at symbolism in the Oscar-winning Parasite. As always, it’s incredibly informative, causing you to appreciate excellent films on a much deeper level. The symbolism explored in the video helps explain how and why Parasite so deeply resonated with American audiences, despite our reluctance to engage with foreign films due to subtitles.

Bong Joon Ho: "Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films" 6, 2020

It solidifies what Oscars voters thankfully recognized on their own: Parasite is a masterpiece. If you haven’t seen the film yet, go on over to Hulu, where it’s now streaming. Then check out this video, because it will spoil the film.