Parasite: Perfecting Class Critique - Wisecrack Edition

30 mars 2020
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Parasite has many small details - what makes them important to understanding the film?
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Bong Joon-Ho took over the world in 2019 with his instant classic Parasite. If you've seen the film, you probably recognized its riveting critique on class. But what you might NOT know is the way dozens of tiny details and choices that Bong made enhance the film's message. Let's dive into this Wisecrack Edition on Parasite: Perfecting Class Critique.

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  • I love you guys

    Busizwe DubaBusizwe DubaIl y a 4 jours
  • The elevated toilet actually makes a lot of sense from a real engineering/architecture perspective. They live in a basement. Sewers in the UK, for example are about 5-10m below ground. Depending on how far your toilet is from the sewage line, you need the waste to slope down at an steep enough angle to fully clear into the sewer (otherwise you need a pump). The entire system works on gravity. So the higher the toilet is, the easier the waste is able to clear into the sewer by gravity alone.

    Alchemistic AcademicianAlchemistic AcademicianIl y a 10 jours
  • The conclusion is that we should stop big cities from over populating and destroying the poor people who want to live better lives. This could be solved by encouraging investors in smaller towns or cities.

    Julian MarcoJulian MarcoIl y a 11 jours
  • You are wrong

    Roberto SolorzanoRoberto SolorzanoIl y a 15 jours
  • Most of the semi-basement houses in Korea live alone by students and old man who are preparing for employment. Because the price is very cheap. Because students are far from home. Of an not a semi-basement, ordinary house can earn rent by working in Korea for just 4~5 days. There is a healthy family of four in the movie, So the setting makes no sense. But it was set up for the movie.

    PETBOYPETBOYIl y a 15 jours
  • tavarish

    Meghan WindenMeghan WindenIl y a 19 jours

    Ciclo TorneosCiclo TorneosIl y a mois
    • *The Fuck*

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • The messed up thing about Parasite is that this story can happen anywhere in the world.

    Gerald ShieldsGerald ShieldsIl y a mois
  • Hopefully a constructive criticism: 2 minutes and 13 seconds into the video and you haven't said anything

    Oance Rares-MihaiOance Rares-MihaiIl y a mois
  • i also noticed how the rich husband is repeatedly shown to acknowledge he doesnt really love his wife but the old housemaid was willing to risk her job at first and later her going to jail simply to take care of her husband in the basement.

    Hadi QasimHadi QasimIl y a mois
  • I think poor people are whiny

    • LEARN2DRAW poor people are always whiny, especially in the age of internet where fairy tales are favored by the mass

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
    • He said, with no context at all.

      Throw AwayThrow AwayIl y a mois
  • The Kims did not own a chicken shop or a cake shop. The dad was working as a valet for those places. Most important is the cake shop, because we later learn that the husband in the bunker was hounded by loan sharks after his cake shop went under. The bunker man IS the cake shop owner.

    MrCactuar13MrCactuar13Il y a mois
  • 2:13 Go away Ads.

    MFDMFDIl y a mois
  • The shop comments are actually kind of interesting. If they both were fad foods as you claimed, than in a way the movie says that the poverty is kind of a punishment for greedy ambition. Because no one who understands businesses and fads would ever invest everything in such obviously overcrowded markets. And therefore poverty could be seen as punishment for people who refuse to sit back and think things through and give in to their FOMO instincts. On the other hand it could be seen as a critic on uneducated people, who get tricked into unprofitable businesses either by people who understand the risks and don’t care or refuse to educate themselves. TLDR: running a business is hard and you are very unlikely to succeed.

    Frank WestFrank WestIl y a mois
  • The Parks should've just invested in a housekeeping robot, or you know, spend some more time doing the housekeeping themselves, instead of inviting parasites in to destroy them. Mrs. Park's gullibility to the supposed prestige of ISU betrays her stealth status as a member of the nouveau rich, or maybe she just lacks common sense, because anyone with access to the Internet can search for university rankings. 14:58 If someone else role-playing communicate a "disregard for the realities of living in poverty", well, that's just a sad day for you.

    Frank NilFrank NilIl y a mois
  • I don’t know about Bong but I know you’re a friggin genius for figuring all this out!!!! I watched it twice and picked up 2 of these things. Bravo!

    retroFIX GamingretroFIX GamingIl y a mois
  • Rented this a few nights ago. Brilliant film, that's really all I can say

    Jasmyn JohnsonJasmyn JohnsonIl y a mois
  • The kid kept Drawing the wide eyed Ghost. Aka the basement dweller

    Ntsako MathebulaNtsako MathebulaIl y a mois
  • These minute details are so enlightening

    Davies ChristensenDavies ChristensenIl y a mois
  • comically high toilet

    TerribleTonyShowTerribleTonyShowIl y a mois
  • As a Korean, I really appreciate all the research about Korea you did for this video! It really enhances and contextualizes your points

    Sam LeeSam LeeIl y a mois
  • No idea why! But looking at your hair makes me itchy.

    Rawfun ShovonRawfun ShovonIl y a mois
  • Do succession please with Jarrod

    kew piediekew piedieIl y a mois
    • Who the fuck is jarrod nigga

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • 2:13

    RavnDreamRavnDreamIl y a mois
  • The architecture captures a lot thx for sharing that. Been in those underground’s and walked amongst the glass houses

    L CGL CGIl y a mois
  • Having lived there ROK for seven years as an expat from America. The visuals and metaphors especially the visuals and what they imply are pretty damn good. The competition the economics the class. Pretty damn goodZ. Can’t wait To actually watch. Like going hkmeZ. And of course only scratches the surface . But what a surface

    L CGL CGIl y a mois
  • i would say that kiwoo desperately trying to steal wifi is part of a capitalist dream because there are people benefiting off of the kim’s having to live in squalor and don’t care that he’s having to stew wifi. the capitalist dream is only a dream for a select few.

    linda shrug emojilinda shrug emojiIl y a mois
  • This is why that if I can become Rich I would rather help the poor and try to make their lives better than wasting time on luxurious things because the greatest reward of it is to see a family live happily and have the basic needs to sustain their family and the best part is that you've helped them raise them up and will multiply your actions to other poor families all because of your actions and that's the greatest gift you can have and that is happiness and care

    Miniature BenMiniature BenIl y a mois
  • I think the film panders to the tunnel vision of the people who deemed it as "fantastic". It works because a poor man can watch this from one perspective, a rich man can view this from another, and both can come to the conclusion of agreeing to Boon Jong Ho's critique..- which is ridiculous. People who become rich usually have one or two generations back who came from poor roots. These people don't usually forget the lessons passed down from their fore fathers, so most of the time they aren't so gullible. Poor people usually understand the importance of real life and solid hard work. They also rely on and better realize family and community bonds, forming tight nets to take care of each other. The views that make this film so popular are those of a isolationist, materialistic culture of people who forget religion, culture, and most importantly faith (because you don't need the aformented two to have it, but it usually is supplemented with it). Also, it's a very easy excuse for people from both perspectives to be complacent and blame their troubles on society. Now if you ask me why some middle class people agree with this? I would say that throughout history most middle class people are very easily influenced, and I think its the trend at the moment to hate on society. So yeah, I disagree with the film and here's why ^

    Subutai NoyanSubutai NoyanIl y a mois
  • Here's to hoping Gorge Floyd rioters start rioting about income inequality.

    Christopher Chilton-SmithChristopher Chilton-SmithIl y a mois
    • Christopher Chilton-Smith they will, soon. I’ve already seen them wanting to ‘cancel’ landlords for having apartment as business

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • Do The Handmaiden. Also a Korean movie, underrated and better in comparison to Parasite, imo.

    Irenz Eunice MalotoIrenz Eunice MalotoIl y a 2 mois
  • Wow what an excellent analysis

    omer rozencwiegomer rozencwiegIl y a 2 mois
  • This reminds me of "In Time" with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO A PHILOSOPHY OF VIDEO ABOUT IT!!!

    Hayan ImadiHayan ImadiIl y a 2 mois
  • it's truly funny. we can never be truly satisfied. If we don't have enough, we want more. If we have just enough, we become greedier for more. If we have too much, we want to experience what its like to not have enough. We want everything and nothing. We'll never be satisfied no matter how much stuff we get. So we all try to do our best and hope that we gain enough priveldge to ignore the issues of everyone else. Because ignorance truly is bliss.

    winwin's only lines in bosswinwin's only lines in bossIl y a 2 mois
  • Funny how the kid got a waterproof tent and the poor people got flooded

    동영배동영배Il y a 2 mois
    • Cool shit

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • you know whats funny, the lady executive that made the flick who spoke at the oscars is a part of the Lee clan that owns Samsung; the epitome of the type of family in the big house with the castle walled elevated gardens. used to drive by a bunch in my Honda Cab and wonder 'whats behind these walls?'

    Hyung Kyu LeeHyung Kyu LeeIl y a 2 mois
  • It will be a very very very VERY long time before a movie impresses me to the extent that Parasite did. The film is completely fucking flawless.

    Connor BonelliConnor BonelliIl y a 2 mois
  • Isnt the director worth 30 million?!

    Nick PerkinsNick PerkinsIl y a 2 mois
    • Yeah nigga

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • "Food is an issue indistinguishable from class." Can I quote you?

    Phoebe PurtillPhoebe PurtillIl y a 2 mois
  • The problem I found with the movie is the the parks never do anything actually wrong. Ignorant maybe, a bit rude maybe, but the arnt malicious towards anyone. Whereas the main characters are act vomiting crimes and deliberately ruining the lives of others.

    revolver tacorevolver tacoIl y a 2 mois
  • burn it to the ground

    D. O. O.D. O. O.Il y a 2 mois
  • these guys have the coolest job

    D. O. O.D. O. O.Il y a 2 mois
  • I didn't really get the idea of her suffering from drug abuse. I saw her passing out in her front yard as a symbol of her being so carefree, while the maid is working and Kevin is there for a potentially life changing interview. It's a contrast between their lifestyles. One can afford to simply laze around and fall asleep in a chair out front, while the others worry about their well being. The housekeeper claps because it irks her. The later scene of her asking her husband to give her drugs is a callback to the panties earlier being found from what they believe to be a drug addict. I believe this was also shown to show how far below them they find drugs to be that pretending to do drugs and have sex in a back seat is far beneath them, adding to the "thrill." In no other point, other than her being asleep (although someone being asleep isn't automatically indicative of drugs lol) can you point to her doing drugs and very much less so does it seem she has a problem with them. Drugs are such a taboo subject for them that the husband has to whisper the idea into her ear, and she seems shocked and almost disgusted at the idea.

    Overlord GhsOverlord GhsIl y a 2 mois
  • Put your sponsor bullshit at the end or im not wasting my goddamn time watching. Its not that deep, we the audience get really tired of hearing every tuber say the same mindless shit every episode like a drone. When you put it at the start, that really makes me want to just turn the video off out of annoyance. You know noone cares, youre doing it for the money, just put it at the damn end.

    unsub meunsub meIl y a 2 mois
  • ... its all of those and all >.>`

    歐陽傅燃客Frank Tulloch歐陽傅燃客Frank TullochIl y a 2 mois
  • Take a shot everytime he says "Park boy" or "Park son" instead of Da-song

    Oh, Worm? :3cOh, Worm? :3cIl y a 2 mois
  • Lol. This is what's happening in the entire world now. This is our story.

    Maggie JohnsonMaggie JohnsonIl y a 2 mois
  • Democratic socialism with population control measures in place to reduce societal strain seems like the way to go if you want to build a sustainable and stable future for mankind 🤔 That said, any nation which employs population control puts their GDP at risk and handicaps its ability to compete with other nations economically and militarily... Which means countries with ambitions at being global powers have little interest in adopting said model. People only exist to serve the ship of state, and not vice versa.

    BottledBananaBottledBananaIl y a 2 mois
  • 7:38 the toilet seat is elevated because if it were low then sewage water would come out because of pressure.

    oceanoceanIl y a 3 mois
  • To add some more interesting fact that you might not not know if you're not a Korean, Kim family used to be part of the middle class not the lower class and you could tell this by some facts stated in the movie. The son of the Kim family failed the college enterence exam more than twice. I myself had gone through this (although I failed only once), and it costs at least 20000$ to afford this second chance. And the first chance itself is costly as well. Being able to pay for this more than twice is a clear evidence that the Kim used to be better off.

    Armada 12Armada 12Il y a 3 mois
  • I though the movie was bad honestly how did it even win Oscar?

    M H SM H SIl y a 3 mois
  • last christmas

    aidi khairulaidi khairulIl y a 3 mois
    • Fuck ypu

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • Anyone know the source from where he got the Sun Ki Chai quote? For a dissertation

    creativity is my fortecreativity is my forteIl y a 3 mois
  • Capitalism forces you to take risk if you want to succeed, but if you are rich to begin with you can suffer greater financial loss without affecting your QoL.

    BottledBananaBottledBananaIl y a 3 mois
  • Parasite metaphors even apply to meta reality. I never met one I didn’t like. To paraphrase a sage named Biden, capitalism is the worst system...except for all the other systems. Once theory becomes practice. Mixed systems try restraining the worst & pushing the best of each system. Who’s the ultimate parasite? It’s not who, it’s what.

    theunpossiblefiletheunpossiblefileIl y a 3 mois
  • Parasite ruined Wisecrack for me. I noticed how much stuff you guys missed and only saw shallow interpretations.

    Jeff LioJeff LioIl y a 3 mois
    • How so

      IamBrixIamBrixIl y a 2 mois
  • "...the movie that makes the Oscars cool again." True.

    Mischief ManagedMischief ManagedIl y a 3 mois
  • Hey thank you for this analysis. I feel like this is one of the most spot on takes I've seen of the various themes and symbols in the game

    Marxist-Leninism Will Free The Working PeopleMarxist-Leninism Will Free The Working PeopleIl y a 3 mois
  • I'm not so much in the hype for this movie so this will be probably a unpopular opinion, but, i think the differences between both houses are pretty obvious. I'm not sure if they work as symbols since they are portrayed how they actually are in real life. I think there are more in depth details that a lot of us overlooked. I mean, the modern house and the basement represent the different class the characters belong... well, yes... duh. I guess living in a small basement surrounded by boxes is so unbeliavable for first world people that it must be all symbolism. I'm not surprised the movie won the oscars, as long as the harsh realistic criticism is not about the US, its OK, you can have your prize

    Pedro AntonioPedro AntonioIl y a 3 mois
  • I think that the social commentary loses a lot of its strength when all of the main protagonists are such horrible people. Being poor does not justify any of the things they did.

    pn03pxpn03pxIl y a 4 mois
    • That’s the point though

      Free TimeFree TimeIl y a 3 mois
  • What you said about the chicken businesses is very interesting. It gives more context-the Kims are not just a struggling working class, they are a fallen middle class. They are not just unfortunate, they feel humiliated. A lot of people have talked about how this movie is a critique of capitalism-to me it is about broken dreams and betrayal.

    geistjageringeistjagerinIl y a 4 mois
  • Im just grateful that these extensive analysis and explanations are available on such an open and accessible platform. It fascinates me how we can learn new concepts from the “behind the scenes” of films regarding their context, philosophical ideas and intentions, which not only adds value to their work but what makes me love film even more.

    Izy KimmyIzy KimmyIl y a 4 mois
  • Good to know "rich people are bad because they have more money than I do" mentality isn't just western thing anymore so we can all hate them now and remembering the good old pre-capitalist days where everybody had worse living standarts than poor people have now. Or we can even establish socialism and bring those days back like Russia, China, Vietnam, North Korea, Venezuela and everybody who ever tried it. Seriously, this "we need to burn system down" mentality only works if you have a better one, not when you are just angry somebody have nicer house than you do and sitting on your ass doing some basic low paying job isn't enough to make you rich. If folding pizza boxes and opening bad restaurant twice in a row are your best ideas to make money, maybe you should consider a possibility of you being bad at making money and therefore being rich isn't something you will be able to do. But hey, blaming the system for not making you succeful by default and rich people for not being interested enough in your situation works too.

    Nazael RahlNazael RahlIl y a 4 mois
    • Nazael Rahl workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your CHAINS!

      Free TimeFree TimeIl y a 3 mois
    • ​@Luca 4496 I wouldn't go to university at all or I would actually study, knowing how much do I have to pay. Right now all I have from university is some enjoyable personal memories but considering my life as a whole it was two years wasted with nothing to show for it. I'm not quite familiar with insurance for citizens but isn't there some cheap alternative? And as far as I know there are free clinics, right? Once again, in my experience free healthcare sounds good on paper but isn't as much of a fun in reality. I'm from Czech Republic and outside of Prague healthcare is awful, months of waiting for basic procedures that take 10 minutes or less, everybody treats you like a trash, everything is in short supply (during my time briefly working there nurses were yelling at us orderlys for taking a new pair of gloves to handle a new patient) and doctors are just bad at their jobs (probably because the good ones left for Germany and UK where they get paid way more money, like several times more; I was at the same basic surgery three times before they got it right, my grandmother almost died and got brain damage because her doctor was like the absolute polar opposite of House M.D. when it comes to diagnosis and we had to get one from Prague to tell him what to do over the phone). Can't quite speak for another parts of the country but when I was born it's Prague, private clinic or nothing. Also your poor people have living standarts of our middle class. Maybe not the absolute bottom of the barrel which I didn't experienced in here (search Chanov housing estate for Czech version, we rebuild it every few years from taxpayer money and it still looks the same in about a month; I actually lived 30 minutes of drive away from that and did charity deliveries) but my uncle is a pool cleaner here and his house looks way better than the little flat my mother, headmaster of the orphanage, can pay for. I would love to see the sweet spot but never did. More and more things are getting covered there over the time because people like that always want more and left wing politicians get their votes by promising it. It's a vicious cycle where you are cruel if you don't want people who can't even read to have the same opportunities as everybody else. It's not out of ordinary to have over ten children in those families with starting age around 14 so this tiny majority that started abusing the system few decades earlier grow exponentionaly. Not to mention more and more people go with this way of life because why work when having unprotected sex is way more fun and less work and it pays better? Not to mention anybody in the family working means you lose many of the benefits because that person is suppose to take care of the family instead of the state so the law actually punishes those families for trying to be productive. I lost any faith in Bernie seeing him pushing Green New Deal which, if you have any deeper understanding of the issues it adresses, is "Wishful thinking, the document" and as somebody versed in electronics from my specialised high school and economics from the course in university that I finished I am pretty sure listening to him he knows very little about economics he didn't read in Das Kapital and even less about electric grid. Biden is barely alive and I stand behind my statement Trump might make some mistakes but you can't inherit his startegy that got him into White House. He may not be the best businessman but he's certainly good at politics, now matter how crude his style is. Parasite is suprisingly fair, probably because it isn't product of Hollywood where despite being made by bunch of super rich people class divide is always about asshole rich person oppressing virtuous poor person, but I still dislike it because the message was clearly to made the difference between the two the issue and I don't believe just because you are poor, rich people having way more than you do is a problem. Somebody owning 99% of a gold bar and you having 1% is still better than each having 50% of dog shit in my book. People should compare themselves with how they were yesterday, not with how somebody else is today because nothing will ever be completely fair and goverment pushing for it to be is just not freedom.

      Nazael RahlNazael RahlIl y a 4 mois
    • @Nazael Rahl Ok at least we can agree that PS4>Xbox lmao. And I like you don't automatically label any regulation whatsoever as bad. You make a lot of interesting points. I can see why having more control over your own success is appealing. But imagine you grew up in a similar financial state to the one you did, but in America. Firstly, college would have been far harder to afford, and you'd still be paying off your debt for decades unless you won the lottery or found substantial success. I'm guessing you also had access to affordable or free at the point of use healthcare. In America it costs 3000 dollars to call an ambulance. American healthcare is a disaster for working class people, and leads to even more debt. The system you grew up in may have been restrictive, but think of all the assurances of basic needs you had that many poor in America don't. I'd be interested to know which country you grew up in if you'd be willing to share. You also say that people could live off having kids whilst workers could be less well off than them. Free riders are clearly an issue. But surely there is a sweet spot, where poor people have assurances of basic needs and access to higher education. What they do with that opportunity is up to them, but couldn't there be a system where the opportunity is close to equal and the outcome is left down to the individual? You mention that people want to change the system. I think it should change. Not be burnt down, but change. I reckon the only people who say they want to burn the system have no idea what they're talking about and are just trying to be hip. As for people like Bernie, I don't know if he's actually said that, and if he has, he's probably just trying to appeal to the kinds of people I mentioned before, but if you look at his policies, they're not THAT radical. Biden is barely left wing at all, I'd say some of Trumps policies are further left lmao. As for Trump, I think people praising him for being a great businessman ignore the fact he inherited his entire real estate empire from his father. Most of HIS business ventures have been failures. Yes the money belongs to him and he looses some of it when he makes mistakes, but he never earnt that money in the first place. Obviously some people will always be born rich I'm just reinforcing my point that people can be rich and not work hard/be successful. Also I think you're harsh on Parasite. Personally after seeing it, the question it left me with is who is the true parasite? It doesn't portray either group as greedy or innocent. Both are shown to be highly hypocritical and not so different. I don't believe it is advocating for communism or socialism, just critiquing the current stark class divide.

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
    • ​@Luca 4496 And corporatism is bad, there should be some kind of regulation to prevent that, I agree. The thing is, as you can see with this movie is not only obsessed with class conflict but with the poorest of the poor vs the richest of the rich and I don't know if you noticed but politics on the left are starting to humor this radical way of thinking. Nobody is saying "burn down the system"? Do you live on the same planet as I do? The most visible of Democrats like Bernie, AOC or Biden himself constantly talk about how the system needs to change. Bernie uses the same example of scandinavian countries as you do yet neither of you consider demographic differences, natural resources, geography and amount of people is completely different than the US. I also saw him talking about socialism like it just has the bad reputation and it would totally work (for the first time in history) if only you let him try it. Middle ground is only possible as long as there is middle ground to chose from and I don't see it with Republicans or Democrats so I go with the one closer to what I believe in. The reason I am so passionate about this issue is that I lived in it. I was born in a country where college is free and there social safety net is big. Guess what? Most people never finish a college there because it's like taxpayer funded holiday for them. Yeah, everybody got their chance but most didn't appreciated it and private universities were still more prestigious. There is a whole class of people who live out of having a child about once a year until they have enough to live out of state child support and this class grows rapidly since their children rarely decide to work when they see their parents never had to and still drive be better off than working class. I wasn't born into it but I was one of those people. College was just one big party but when I wasted that opportunity I had to find a job. It took me a while and I tried many of them because why not when sitting home is still covered by the state? Then one day I decided to quit the job all together because after working a year as a store clerk, driving shitty car and saving money so I can afford the cheapest version of PS4 that was available, mother and father of the professional childmaking bussines I mentioned above arrived in their BMW and using their very low communication skills told me they want the most expensive version of the PS4 we had in the store. The stark contrast of them doing nothing and living better life than I did took all the ambition out of me. Then I went to visit my uncle living in the US because my family got worried. Since then it's like being reborn. I have to work to get food on my table, poor people aren't the middle class between working and rich as they are back there milking both and I really hope I will find a way to stay because I am sureI will lose this sense of purpose again and I want my children to have it too. And yes, life is not fair. It never was and never will be. You may work your ass off and never succed, you may do very little and get rich. Yes, rich people have way more opportunities but I learned only way to never get any is to make bad choises and/or never try to begin with. The sad thing about the american dream is, people believe you have to be on the top to live it. For me it is to shape my own life with nobody holding my hand, make mistakes and fall hard so I can learn from them. Most people are so fixated on how much more others have instead of enjoying what they have and how to change it. Parasite is a perfect example, scaming other people for shortcut to live the best life instead of working on living a better life. And I agree, rich people have more chances to start a bussines because it's their money to spend. If state covers your repeated failure to make, let's say, selling rocks in a shape of a bird profitable it's everybody else paying for your mistake from their taxes. I don't know about you but I see further than myself and would love to give my children better start than I had, so why would I blame rich people of the past for doing the same for their only more succesfully? And you may say many bad things about Trump but you certainly can't say is a failure. He took some risks that didn't pay out, I imagine many people do, but he is rich and currently the most powerful person on the planet, maybe because he takes those risks and more of them were succeses.

      Nazael RahlNazael RahlIl y a 4 mois
    • seriously? All you got from the movie was "rich people bad"? Lol. Nobody is saying burn down the system, or at least nobody sensible is. But then there's people like you who worship free market capitalism like its a flawless deity that has absolutely no problems whatsoever. Lets ignore the fact that modern capitalism is looking more and more like corporatism and address some of the other things you said.The problem is you're looking at this as if it's black or white, pure capitalism or authoritarian socialism. Real life doesn't work like that. Basically all "capitalist" economies are a mix of command and free market economies. America is more free market. People like you always act like the only alternative is Venezuela. What about the Scandinavian countries. They're not socialist, but they're a more balanced mix of a market and command economy. Even on a minimum wage job, people can still get many opportunities like the opportunity to go to college. The notion that hard work guarantees success is stupid. If you're born poor you're already severely disadvantaged due to the fact you may not be able to go to college no matter how hard you work. And if you're poor, you may only have one shot at starting a business. Likewise, not all rich people earned their money and they can attempt to make a business, and fail over and over and still be ok(Trump in a nutshell). Money makes money. So stop with this ignorant decisive BS.

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
  • I really appreciate this video, Trey Anastasio!

    Carl BognotCarl BognotIl y a 4 mois
  • Wait, substance abuse? Where was that?

    Joshua DubonJoshua DubonIl y a 4 mois
    • Luca 4496 the wife was also banged by the driver that was fired

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
    • the rich people speculate that the young driver and the chick they think he banged in the car used drugs. Later, the Ms. Parks asks her husband to buy her drugs, showing their hypocrisy.

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
  • He is a genius. The universality in is message. From rich to poor.

    Enki ChamanEnki ChamanIl y a 4 mois
  • Parasite: reasons to own guns. This movie paints the low class family as overly skilled, high intellectual, low paid, and over worked class. I guess another duality in this movie is that the poor family is on the 1% of the IQ spectrum while the rich is on the bottom end just chillin. The reason I state to own guns is that the majority of low class families are far too gone to really help, kinda hard to get drunks to do things.

    God Emperor MeowGod Emperor MeowIl y a 4 mois
    • wtf?

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
  • this is boring same as the movie

    Edgar DuranEdgar DuranIl y a 4 mois
    • Edgar Duran lol your life must be funny

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • best movie ever

    Tobias GoodmanTobias GoodmanIl y a 4 mois
  • Set fire to the system. That's the correct choice.

    Robert FrielRobert FrielIl y a 4 mois
    • Lol no

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • The Kim's roleplaying sex for drugs and the kid playing in a tipi hut in the rain at night when he could be sleeping in a warm house could be seen as a cosplay of poverty. They play pretend on poverty while ignoring the reality of poverty

    IcedTeaIcedTeaIl y a 4 mois
  • You should do a video about the show Parasyte: The Maxim and altruism

    Xander HOllandXander HOllandIl y a 5 mois
  • This was a brilliant and we'll thought out analysis of Parasite. But one thing not discussed is the paradoxical nature of the title "Parasite". Which family is the real parasite? At first it seems clear that it makes reference to the kim family and the former house maid and husband But then when you think about it, the Park family also exhibit parasitical behaviour. The fact that the mother is almost incapable of keeping a house and raising a child without help. The husband who thought he had lights that come on automatically in a house that's suppose to be his. And the way the park family sees the help as little better than tools as shown in the party stabbing scene. It seems all three families fed off each other.

    hambell Bellohambell BelloIl y a 5 mois
  • I always found the notion of "nation fetish" to be weird (and I do subscribe to it myself sometimes). The idea that because something comes from X arbitrary place it means something is generalization in its most basic form. The irony that the Kims admire education from the US (whose education system puts their graduates in sometimes lifelong debts) is an odd allegory perhaps to their wealth: if it's that expensive it must be very good. Perhaps there's also the notion of "western fetish" as the video puts it; the idea that you have a pre-conceived notion of a nation and it makes you feel better to be able to have access to it. I've seen it happen in many things. Products from Japan are viewed as superior; cars from Germany are viewed as more luxurious; beauty products from S. Korea etc

    Christopher DangChristopher DangIl y a 5 mois
  • At 6:19 you say that the window is facing a fence that makes it feel like a cage. Thats not a fence. In a lot of asian countries it is common to bar windows. you can see that when you look at he other windows in the later scene.

    Jens CherukadJens CherukadIl y a 5 mois
  • Idk about the chicken joint, but the Taiwanese cake shop was NOT owned by the Kims. The truth of that was part of the second act twist where the Kims discover the husband of the former house keeper in the bunker. He was the owner of that cake shop, and went into hiding to not be murdered by loan sharks.

    Andres G. PadroAndres G. PadroIl y a 5 mois
  • You guys missed the mark a bit. The Kim's are symbolic of the struggle, the delusion, and the failure of the middle class. The Kim parents are shown doing menial simple work when poor and encouraging education (Scholar Stone), hard work, and grift for the kids as a means to leave poverty. The kids take their education and cleverness and become middle class and drag their parents with them. They do this by displacing other middle class and poor, continuing their parasitical role of feeding off the rich. The two basements display that the difference between middle class and poor aren't that much different when compared to the rich. The entitled rich are parasites too, feeding off the dignity of the middle class and completely ignorant of the poor living in the sub basement while openly showing disdain for the middle class stink bug smell. The poor and middle class fight to the death while both praising and idolizing the rich. After being washed downhill by disaster, the Kim's, the educated middle class climbers, finally kill the rich as well as their own dignity. But this rebellion doesn't result in freedom. It results in a slide back to being poor. And all 3 levels or parasites are replaced as the system continues. The Kim's, after yet another failure, even return to their delusion that one day education and hard work will make them rich. And when it's their turn to be rich, they'll set the poor free and there will be no more poor. A lie our society continues to tell itself.

    jaeldijaeldiIl y a 5 mois
  • I loved the socks at the beginning :)

    mgparismgparisIl y a 5 mois
  • What is all the fuss about? It was a good movie, but great? Worthy of all this praise? Maybe but not definitely. The end felt messy for me, the actions unbelievable. Mr Kim stabbing Mr Park didn’t make sense. You all need to calm down a bit.

    s4098429s4098429Il y a 5 mois
    • Imagine this - a lifetime of poverty and neglect from the wealthy; an absolute disregard from them for your needs, and when your daughter is dying on the ground in front of you and Mr Park demands that you drive his son to the hospital because it will be quicker than an ambulance what would you do? Maybe if more people had the realization that the rich will never lift a finger for the rest of us life would be a little better.

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
  • The fact that they live in a half basement is meant to represent their middle class life and how they have the opportunity to either rise or fall down the economic scale, and it seems they are moving up the scale using their scheme until things all start to fall apart. At this point the father has committed murder and is forced completely underground to live a life of complete poverty with no way at all to rise higher on the totem pole. That or the themes are vague enough that you can say anything about the film and idiots will be impressed with what you have to say as long as it fits in with their existing world view prior to seeing the film. Its metaphorical to quote Kevin. This is a well made film with very realistic characters which makes it very easy for people to project their existing world views onto the film. It doesn't say anything about these ideas just holds a mirror.

    Eric SiletzkyEric SiletzkyIl y a 5 mois
  • I've watched several video essays about Parasite, and so far this is definitely the best!

    V.V.Il y a 5 mois
  • best non scifi movie ever !!!

    LeotiqueLeotiqueIl y a 5 mois
  • Let’s talk about that haircut....

    Michael LoparcoMichael LoparcoIl y a 5 mois
  • I know your Film Tourist segment wasn't successful like you wanted, but it would've been cool to do that for this movie

    J LupusJ LupusIl y a 5 mois
  • Nice to see a shout out to McMansion hell

    Pac_0Pac_0Il y a 5 mois
  • How come no one is mentioned how the poor families are assholes

    Aaron GreenAaron GreenIl y a 5 mois
    • taking all you can from the rich is good, actually

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
  • Everything was covered, except an analog to how a health crisis like the one caused by the coronavirus affects the lower class the most in pretty much all ways.

    Roach DoggJRRoach DoggJRIl y a 5 mois
  • One thing I really liked about this movie was that Joon-ho doesn't give the Kim family a pass in their laziness. I know that Ki-woo had attempted to get into school and that the job market is oversaturated, but you must admit that there was some lethargy and even some acceptance from the family. Instead of trying to procure their own goods, they were fine with leeching off wifi, scamming, and faking their identities instead of just actually getting these careers. It seemed like they were seemingly complacent with their place in life and did little to nothing to improve their lot, but at the same time, they felt entitled to the same wealth the Park family had. Same with the man in the basement, rather than face his responsibilities, he chose to hide and leech off of others. Again, I'm not saying the Kim's deserved their poverty, and clearly by trying to get jobs they wanted to at least start supporting themselves. But I always think back to the scene where Mr. Kim flat out says he has no plan to improve their lives. If he had started planning much earlier, perhaps they wouldn't be so financially destitute. They can't go their whole lives just winging it hoping that fortune will fall into their lap. It's why we know that at the end Ki-woo's dream is just a dream. He's never going to get his head out of his ass enough to actually get a job good enough for that house. He just feels like he's destined to have it, so it will come to him.

    kittypiekittypieIl y a 5 mois
    • I think Joon deliberately leaves the film slightly ambiguous. You feel sympathy for the Kims, but especially in the scene in the middle where they're drinking at the Parks house while they are out camping, you see their hypocrisy. They clearly lament the selfishness of the rich, but the sister literally tells them to look after nobody but themselves, and the mother says "if I was this rich, I would be nice" whilst acting like an asshole. That kind of thing means it isn't one way traffic, that both groups are parasitic in many ways and are deeply flawed.

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
  • Theres this bias going around about capitalism that it makes rich richer and poor poorer which is not the case, capitalism makes smart people richer and dumb poorer, just look at the chart of world's top 100 richest people and most of them came from a poor family

    EnfinateEnfinateIl y a 5 mois

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois
    • absolute nonsense. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs all had sizable loans from their parents. Elon musk is the son of parents who made their fortune using the apartheid system to exploit miners in south africa. The truth is being smart isn't enough to be rich. You have to have the capital, be sharp, utterly ruthless, extremely lucky, and above all be willing to extract as much money from the people who work for you. I always find it interesting that Jeff Bezos has never packed an item for shipping or wrote a single line of code and yet he was the one with the 150 billion dollars and not his workers.

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
  • Stinkbugs!!!!!

    Cody MarshallCody MarshallIl y a 5 mois
  • Good set design is nothing if it does tell us about the characters. This video spent the first 8 minutes explaining why the set design for both houses is accurate and symbolic when he doesn't talk about how this tells us more about the characters. To me, the video compared and contrasted two houses and said it was a comparison of rich and poor people. And that the individual characters are not worth talking about when it comes to how they look after their house. To me, the poor family never cleaned their house, so they never took that responsibility to better themselves as good people. But this video says thats how you are forced to live that way and how dirty your house is is based on class, not characters refusing to imporve. As for him comparing the bread scene and the cake scene, he mashed together two events in the film that happen at totally different times. The bread scene was in the beginning, telling us how poor the family is. The cake scene happens after the family has already broke into the rich family's house and stole their wine and food. And the scene isn't about the cake; it's about learning about the housekeeper's husband and trying not to get caught by the ruch family. The tension is focused on the current situation, not about comparing food. Don't do that. Don't throw away the context of the story to compile scenes in a way that drives your narrative that rich people get to eat better. The scene wasn't there for that purpose. And it doesn't work that way because it serves a totally different purpose.

    Exposition DUMPExposition DUMPIl y a 5 mois
  • i would even say that the underlining conflict between the Kim family and the housekeeper and her husband is indicative of competitive capitalist incentives - both are seemingly willing to kill the other in order to subjugate and stand a better shot at ascension.

    E. H.E. H.Il y a 5 mois
  • Architect here - you are not entirely right in your analysis of the styles. McModern has nothing to do with the Parks' house. McModern is a mocking name for attempting to borrow the aesthetic of modernism and failing miserably. Modernism you are referring to is the classy, the cosmpolitan, the expensive. It´s the international style, and the reference to Mies van der Rohe would be probably more accurate than the reference to Louis Kahn. Parks' house is just that - an expensive house borrowing from the modernist houses of the 50s or 60s - it has nothing to do with McModern, which would be more like a cheap version of that house. Juxtaposing the spatial experience, the aesthetic and fucntional characteristics of both homes you have done is fine, but I would leave out the stuff about the typology of a semi-basement flat being Korean, and the style of the other house being non-Korean. It´s a movement. It was present in some form almost everywhere, although in different periods of time.

    93pan1c93pan1cIl y a 5 mois
  • Well done movie, but unfortunately it's Marxist propaganda. Easy to hate the rich until you become rich.

    yamilink03yamilink03Il y a 5 mois
    • @yamilink03 cooperatives can still have a boss if needed. That boss will just be elected every X years and operate with the mandate of the workers. I know for a certainty that capitalistic corporations suffer heavily from leadership issues. At my previous workplace, for instance, the role of Managing Director was inherited by the son of the owner. He totally screwed it up though and nearly ruined the company due to his mismanagement. If the boss had been chosen due to merit and not because of the greed to keep the power in the family everyone would have been better off.

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
    • @Dielfon Elletab that's an exception though. I've heard of businesses that run this way. But I have not heard of any that are feasible long term. I'm not one to bash new ideas, however. But it just doesn't seem viable as running corporations is very competitive which is why there tends to be a hierarchy in businesses. I can see how a co-op run like a total democracy will have flaws.

      yamilink03yamilink03Il y a 4 mois
    • @yamilink03 Have you ever heard of a workers cooperative? Where the workers of a business own it instead of some dude/some faceless shareholders. Depending on the specifics they might elect their boss, or there might be no boss at all. I think it's a great idea that we should move towards. If the business makes a profit the workers see their fair share of that profit rather than the boss/shareholders getting it all.

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
    • @Dielfon Elletab so you want to abolish the idea of having bosses but are willing to admit that someone has to pay you....? If you feel like you're being undervalued, find someone willing to pay you what you think you're worth. You'll always be at the mercy of someone else. You think that "bosses" don't have bosses? Hell even if you own your own business, you're still at the mercy of your customers and/ or shareholders. Get real dude

      yamilink03yamilink03Il y a 4 mois
    • @yamilink03 I don't want hand outs. I want the full value of my labor. We don't need bosses. We can work without them. And when we do, we'll be able to take home ALL of the value we produce, not just as little as our bosses can get away with paying us.

      Dielfon ElletabDielfon ElletabIl y a 4 mois
  • Idk why but I don't like this video

    eddboi7eddboi7Il y a 5 mois
    • maxoma21 its bc you dont like it

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
  • Cool video and all, but I keep getting distracted by a blonde homeless man, whose face comes up every so often

    Mr. BadUsernameMr. BadUsernameIl y a 5 mois
  • The name of the journalist who talked about the fried chicken joints is fucking S. Nathan Park? Lol

    victor britovictor britoIl y a 5 mois
  • I hate at the end he reference this as "fable". I don't want to say it. But I think ..not know .. but think it has to do with him being white.... I'm like no bro.... This is Reality.. lol

    TRU7HTRU7HIl y a 5 mois
  • “Have you seen parasite?? :D also vote ew did you just say vote for Bernie

    MrIcenice44MrIcenice44Il y a 5 mois
  • Parasite is dumb

    Mrsn3sbitMrsn3sbitIl y a 5 mois
    • Mrsn3sbit you’re a

      Mjol ninjaMjol ninjaIl y a 16 jours
    • you're dumb

      Luca 4496Luca 4496Il y a 4 mois