Live-Tweeting The Host (2006)

Nicole Gentle

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During the first weekly screening for UoW’s BCM320 class, I found myself entirely engrossed with director Bong Joon-ho’s 2006 monster film The Host. This movie, set along the Han River, delved into the realms of desperation and fear associated with the loss of a loved one alongside deeper political concerns of government ideology, morality, and a perceived lack of responsibility to their people.

Coming into this film as what would be considered as an Asian-Australian, I expected to see something which I could both relate to, but also something which delved from my expectations as an Australian media consumer. Given that I am not of Korean descent, my expectations going into this screening of The Host more so followed the latter.

During this screening, we were asked as a class to participate in a live-tweeting activity which required us to tweet our personal responses to the movie through…

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