Parasite and Bong Joon-ho bagged big and made history tonight at the Oscars. Parasite has become the first-ever movie to win Best International film and Best Picture at the Oscars, also it is the first South Korean movie to ever be nominated in the first place. A good film does not require a huge production value, what it needs is one unique idea that connects with the viewers and feeds them something new.
What makes a movie worthy of the Best Picture award at the Oscars? There are so many technical aspects that combine to make a movie worthy. The direction is the first point, which was done with precision by Bong Joon-ho, Parasite had the perfect elements of both elegance and savagery. It was the perfect representation of human nature and the culture of South Korea, a testament to human intelligence and fear. For those who’ve not watched the movie, it is a tale of three families, one is the host and the other two are the parasites. I think this concept was seeded in Bong Joon-ho’s mind when he made his monster movie ‘The Host,’ which followed a similar idea in a beastly way.
Parasite had engaging cinematography, impressionable dialogues, and performances that met the standard of the script penned by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won. Bong Joon-ho has all the resources to make a big movie, this time, he chose to be resourceful and made a perfect film with minimal resources.
Parasite is one of the most original films I have ever seen. It takes a movie-making genius who understands life deeply to make a movie like Parasite. Even though all the films were worthy of winning the award, Parasite sends a message to every little dreamer in this world, if you have the vision and committment to manifest your vision, anything is possible.