Making It Up 117: The nuclear family and jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”)
On Making It Up 117, Charis and Eugene talk about the cover story of the March 2020 issue of The Atlantic written by David Brooks titled “The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake”. They dive into the definitions and history of the American family and whether it’s possible to make a new family paradigm. They also discuss how the movie “Parasite” lead to restaurants deciding to offer jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”).Timestamps00:01:02 Nuclear family00:31:43 JjapaguriLinksThe Atlantic: The Nuclear Family Was a MistakeEater: ‘Parasite’ Turned a Korean Instant Noodle Dish Into a Hit at Fancy NYC RestaurantsThe po...
Walkouts as Roman Polanski wins best director at French Oscars
Paris (AFP) - Roman Polanski won best director for "An Officer and a Spy" at a fractious ceremony for the French Oscars, the Cesars, that ended in walkouts and recrimination in Paris early Saturday.The entire French academy had been forced to resign earlier this month amid fury that the veteran -- wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977 -- had topped the list of nominations.Protesters chanting "Lock up Polanski!" tried to storm the theatre where the ceremony was being held before being pushed back by police firing tear gas.And France's Culture Minister Franck Ries...
Fearing ‘public lynching’, Polanski pulls out of France's César awards
Under-fire filmmaker Roman Polanski has announced he is skipping Friday’s awards ceremony for the Césars, France's equivalent of the Oscars, saying he will not submit himself to a "public lynching" over rape accusations he denies.Women's rights activists have vowed to disrupt the awards ceremony in Paris, furious that Polanski's latest film received the lion's share of nominations. They have sprayed anti-Polanski graffiti at the event venue and the headquarters of the French Film Academy, known as the Académie des Césars.In a statement on Thursday, the Paris-based director said the annual gala...
WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix Rescues A Cow & Its Calf From An L.A. Slaughterhouse
A day after his Best Actor Oscar win, and moving speech about treating the planet with respect, Joaquin Phoenix rescued a cow and its calf from a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth we steal her baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable,” […]
Trump scoffs at South Korea's 'Parasite' Oscar win
Colorado Springs (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday scorned the best picture Oscar for the South Korean film "Parasite," asking how a foreign movie could get the honor."How bad was the Academy Awards this year?" Trump asked the crowd at a packed re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado."We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?" Trump asked in disbelief."Parasite," a dark comedy exploring class divides, made history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood's biggest prize.Sayi...
Parasite director returns to South Korea after making Oscars history
Reporters and fans greeted the filmmaker at Incheon International Airport as he arrived back in his homeland on Sunday (16Feb20).He thanked everyone for the welcome during an impromptu press conference and then got serious as he addressed the coronavirus epidemic, which is gripping countries throughout Asia."Thank you for the applause," he said. "I would like to send a round of applause back to you all for coping so well with the coronavirus. I will join the effort to overcome the corona by washing my hands diligently. Happy to be home."His film, Parasite, became the first foreign-language fil...
The 'French Oscars' are embroiled in a Roman Polanski controversy
Admitted rapist Roman Polanski’s latest film, “An Officer and a Spy,” earned 12 nominations at the 2020 Cesar Awards, which are the highest honor for cinema in France.But after controversy over the nominations, the entire 21-person board of the Cesar Academy, which distributes the awards, announced their resignation on Thursday night, effective after the awards ceremony on Feb. 28.The board had faced a backlash and calls to boycott this year’s awards after the nominations were unveiled and Polanski’s movie received more than any other, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor...
New York Daily News
French Oscars academy board resigns after Polanksi row
PARIS: The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France’s equivalent of the Oscars, resigned Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after more than 200 actors, producers, directors and movie personalities demanded “profound reform”.The academy had come under fire after Roman Polanski’s new film “An Officer and a Spy” topped the list of nominations for this year’s Cesar awards, which will be handed out on February 28.Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since 1978 and is persona non grata in Hollywood.“To honour those men and wome...
The Bangkok Post
Business booms for 'Parasite' locations
Seoul (AFP) - Locations featured in South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite" movie have enjoyed a business boom since its Oscar triumph, with a pizza store seeing sales double. The genre-defying thriller critiquing the gap between rich and poor won four Oscars, including best picture, the first non-English language film to win the top prize since the Academy Awards debuted in 1929.South Koreans have been overjoyed by its success, with many paying visits to spots where scenes were filmed."Sales have doubled," said Eom Hang-ki, 65, owner of Sky Pizza in southern Seoul, a nondescript 10-seat resta...
The elite S. Korean businesswoman behind Oscar-winning Parasite
Seoul (AFP) - The woman who stepped up to make the final acceptance speech when Bong Joon-ho's satire Parasite -– about the gap between rich and poor –- won the Oscar for Best Picture is herself a member of South Korea's wealthiest family.Miky Lee, an heiress turned media mogul, is the executive producer of the first non-English-language film to secure the Academy Awards' top prize in their 92-year history.The film has been praised at home and abroad for its critique of inequality, but Lee is the granddaughter of Lee Byung-chul, the founder of the giant Samsung group -- by far the largest of t...