Week 1 Screening: The Host #BCM320

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The film begins at Seoul’s Han River; a setting I am no stranger to, being an avid watcher of Korean films and television. The Host is a 2006 film, directed by Bong Joon-ho. Described as an action, drama, and horror film, all in one, I knew I was in for a ride. Even though, I am well acquainted with reading subtitles and understand a bit of the Korean dialogue happening onscreen, the challenge of live-tweeting at the same time was undeniably difficult. Nevertheless, I began trying my best to adapt to this new kind of media consumption juggling act.

Growing up between both the United Kingdom and Australia, I was exposed to very little Asian media. It was only as I entered University and moved from the small town I grew up in, I began being exposed to media from cultures all over the world. As my friends and I…

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