Scorsese and Other Directors — but not President Trump — Are Eager For Bong Joon Ho’s Next Movie

The victory smile, Bong Joon Ho after accepting one of his four Oscars for Parasite

What will Bong Joon Ho create next? He’s got that super sweet well-deserved Oscar buzz on and now a personal letter from Martin Scorsese encouraging him to “rest” and then get back to work making another one.

“This morning I got a letter from Martin Scorsese,” Bong told journalists. “I can’t tell you what the letter said because it’s something personal. But towards the end he wrote, ‘You’ve done well. Now rest. But don’t rest for too long.’ He continued by saying how he and other directors were waiting for my next movie.”

Scorsese Writes Bong Joon Ho Heartfelt Letter After ‘Parasite’ Oscars | IndieWire

To date, Bong Joon Ho has made only 11 films. Born in September 1969, he’s 50 years old. If he decides to make one film every two years, maybe we can expect another 10-20+ films from him before he retires. I’d like to see one of his next movies be in all English.

The President of the United States isn’t in the Bong Hive fan club:

“The winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. And after all that, they give them best movie of the year?” Trump said,

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Others are already telling the president that foreign trade policy has nothing to do with whether or not Parasite was deserving to win the Best Picture award. Trump doesn’t like Brad Pitt either.

Like I’ve already stated, I’m happy for Bong Jong Ho and his team. The film was not my choice for Best Picture either (see my choices: 92nd Oscar Nomination Predictions) and honestly even Bong would not have been disappointed if he didn’t win Best Picture, by then he had scooped up three other Oscars. The votes were cast and unless we have some evidence of ballot impropriety, I’m just congratulating the winners and moving on. It’s 2020 now, new movies, new potential nominees …

For the record, though, I wasn’t in Brad Pitt’s corner either. I think Joe Pesci turned in a better supporting actor performance, but again, congrats to Pitt on the win. He won as far as I know fair and square. Maybe next year my choices for Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture will win. If no, oh well. I had fun making predictions, even if I didn’t get all of them correct.

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