Parasite — Bong Joon Ho's Mastery of Genre and Tone

In this video essay, Parasite’s mid-point twist is examined in detail — including the way dark comedy and thriller are mixed into something truly unsettling. In Parasite, movie language tells us a “dark concrete basement” means danger but then elements of slapstick comedy drop into frame (literally, when the Kim’s fall down the stairs). Only the hand of a master director like Bong Joon-ho can pull off a scene like this.

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Film Analysis


Film Analysis


Genre Style & Conventions


Mood & Tone


Scene Analysis


Scene Analysis


Story Analysis: Case Studies


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Technique Analysis: Visual Storytelling


Theme


Arthouse


Comedy


Drama


Psychological Thriller


Slapstick


Thriller


Bong Joon-ho


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