On today's show:
Family Life, According To Bong Joon-ho
(Starts at 7:45)
The South Korean director ("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. And it's nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film and Best Original Screenplay, for which Bong has already been honored by the Writer's Guild. John Horn spoke with the filmmaker at the Telluride Film Festival.
Disney Does The Hulu Dance
(Starts at :45)
John talks with Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News about his reporting on Disney's takeover of Hulu: "Hulu grew twice as quickly as Netflix in the U.S. this past year, and surpassed 30 million customers. While Disney gained full operational control of the company through its acquisition of most of Fox and a deal with Comcast, the company has largely left Hulu alone while it focused on the rollout of Disney+. No more. Disney's streaming boss Kevin Mayer visited Hulu's headquarters in Santa Monica Friday afternoon to deliver a message: Disney’s takeover of Hulu is officially under way. All of Hulu’s divisions will now report into Disney, which means Hulu’s technology, advertising, marketing and publicity engines will blend with their counterparts."
How To Dress "JoJo" and Adolf
Costume designer Mayes Rubio has an Academy Award nomination for her work on "JoJo Rabbit," which has already won her the prize for Excellence in Period Film from the Costume Designers Guild. It's quite an accomplishment for the Mexican immigrant who came to L.A. at the age of 20 and studied at L.A. Trade Tech College. The Frame contributor Andrea Gutierrez spent time with Rubeo at one of the designer's favorite costume houses in Los Angeles.