"Your suffering will be legendary, even in hell!" | "Demons to some, angels to others." | "We have such sights to show you!" | "Come here. Come here, damn you, I want to touch you." | "Jesus wept." | "This isn't happening." | "I used to tell myself that. Used to try and pretend I was dreaming all the pain. But don't you kid yourself. Some things have to be endured. And that's what makes the pleasures so sweet!"
'Bong [Joon-ho] says he chose this kind of home, not uncommon in his native South Korea, for them because it is realistic, but also because “it really reflects the psyche of the Kim family. ... You’re still half overground, so there’s this hope and this sense that you still have access to sunlight and you haven’t completely fallen to the basement yet. It’s this weird mixture of hope and this fear that you can fall even lower. I think that really corresponds to how the protagonists feel.”' (Architectural Digest)
️THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN MEDIA (🧱)
PARASITE (2019), dir. Bong Joon-ho
— and Seoul's banjiha ("semi-underground") apartments
"The appearance of the creatures was kept secret from the cast members until the first scene in which they encounter them was filmed. When the cast were finally filming the scene where the girls encounter the crawlers, the girls were genuinely scared and screamed the building down, running off set and laughing."