‘Parasite’ Storyboards Paired With Final Film Illustrate Bong Joon-Ho’s Vision
By Thanussha Priyah, 18 Feb 2020
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Bong Joon-ho is known for meticulously sketching up storyboards, which he faithfully follows through during filming. Due to their elaborate nature, storyboards for his historic Oscar-winning film Parasite now double as a graphic novel.
Bong managed to complete the shoot for Parasite within a tight 77-day production schedule with the drawn storyboards as his guide. The film broke records at the Oscars this year for being the first-ever non-English film to clutch the Best Picture award. The film nabbed a total of four major wins, including Best Director award for Bong’s work.
Fans of the film can once again relive the storyline in the form of a graphic novel by Grand Central Publishing encompassing Bong’s vision for the film. Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards will be available later this year in May.
Meanwhile, comparisons between the sketches and actualized movie can be seen in the video posted by film editor Vashi Nedomansky below.
PARASITE - Storyboard to Film— Vashi Nedomansky, ACE (@vashikoo) February 14, 2020
Director Bong Joon Ho storyboards the entire film before he rolls the camera. He does not shoot master shots or any coverage. He shoots his storyboards. Here is a quick comparison of the storyboards and the final film...#filmmaking #craft pic.twitter.com/Yga13q9KKH
[via Bleeding Cool, cover image by Bong Joon-Ho via Amazon]
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