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Bong Joon Ho Artfully Mixes Genres In 'Parasite'




Director Bong Joon Ho on the set of
Director Bong Joon Ho on the set of "Parasite."

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On today's show:

The Family That Lies Together ...

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South Korean director Bong Joon Ho ("Snowpiercer," "Okja") is a master of genre. His latest film, “Parasite,” blends horror, comedy and sci-fi into an entertaining story about class struggle. The plot centers around the Kims, a poor family in search of work. One by one, the Kims ingratiate themselves with a rich family by spinning lies upon lies. “Parasite” was awarded the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Korean film to receive the honor. John Horn spoke with Bong at the Telluride Film Festival.

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'Band' Gets 'South Park' Banned In China

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John talks with Ryan Parker of The Hollywood Reporter about his story on "South Park" being erased in China: "After the 'Band in China' episode mocked Hollywood for shaping its content to please the Chinese government, Beijing has responded by deleting all clips, episodes and discussions of the Comedy Central show."

Nellie McKay Has A Song For Everything

(Starts at 18:45)

The musician and singer has never limited her talents to a single format. From her solo shows in which she embodies performers from the past in intimate cabaret spaces, to releasing seven records of soft, wistful jazz standards, McKay has forged her own path. She’s about to release her eighth album, titled "The Bagatelles," and is currently performing in Ethan Coen’s “A Play is a Poem” at the Mark Taper Forum. McKay talks with John about writing the numbers for Coen’s play and her take on music classics.